LUKE SKYWALKER (Hoth Battle Gear) /
LUKE SKYWALKER (Hoth Outfit)
Date Stamp: 1980
Release Date: 1981
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Assortment No. : 69610
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
This figure was included in the Rebel Command Center Adventure Set, but made it's first carded appearance on The Empire Strikes Back 41 back card. This figure also appeared as Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) on a Canadian exclusive skin wrapped card*.
Comments: Though, when compared to the modern line the casual observer may not notice it, but the vintage Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) was a giant leap forward for Kenner. The figure sported not only the first vintage equivalent of an action pose; it was sculpted with more detail than any figure before it. Oddly enough, despite the fact that he used one whilst wearing this costume in the film, this version of Luke didn't come with his father's Lightsaber. Likely Kenner didn't want to make the perfect Luke before Return Of The Jedi came out...
Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) action figure has no major variations.
Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.
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