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  (Star Wars)

Date Stamp: 1977

Release Date: 1978

Carded Availability:
  Star Wars
  The Empire Strikes Back
  Return Of The Jedi

Assortment No. : 38290

Retail: $1.99

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • Stormtrooper Blaster

    Point of Interest: 
      This figure was renamed to the more PC Star Destroyer Commander on The Empire Strikes Back cards and has stayed as such on every card printed afterwards.

    This figure first appeared on the Star Wars 12 back card.

  • Comments: Though this figure became better known as Star Destroyer Commander, he was introduced to the original Star Wars Generation as Death Squad Commander. It didn’t take long for Kenner to reevaluate its macabre name selection and in a truly Orwellian manner ‘New Speaked’ it to the name ‘it always was called’. And they would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for this pesky introduction!

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Death Squad Commander has no major variations.

    Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.

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