Date Stamp: 1983
Release Date: 1983
Return of the Jedi (Shadow box)
Assortment No. : 71360
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
This figure was packaged along with Droopy McCool and Sy Snootles in the Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band three pack. The set was packaged in a Return Of The Jedi 65 back shadow box in Canada and the United States and in a Tri –logo 70 back box in Europe.
Comments: Though lacking the class of other fellow Muppet organ playing bandleaders, Max Rebo’s meticulously composed songs for the deaf gave him more clout than any other musician during the Eighties. Granted, after the ill planned “Rebo/Cher Project featuring Young MC” debacle, the only gig he could get was as the touring keyboard player for Nickleback. Needless to say, the bloated blue elephant-like dude has indeed lost all his former sophistication and charisma…
Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Max Rebo action figure itself has no known variations. Many examples of this figure can be found with different shades of light blue limbs. Often mistaken as a variation, this is actually the product of plastic deterioration.
Each of the accessories packed in the Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band three pack has a mould (or in the case of the organ, a spray op) variation. Each of the accessories (save the organ) was moulded in both black and gray plastics. Every known example shows that the Black Moulded Musical Instrument was exclusively packed with the Gray Moulded Microphone Stand and Music Stand, while the Gray Moulded Musical Instrument was exclusively packed with the Black Moulded Microphone Stand and Music Stand. The organ was produced with both bronze and gold spray ops. There is no indication that either version of the organ was packed exclusively with either of the accessories mould variations. There are no documented examples of all black or all gray accessories being packed together.
Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.
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