Date Stamp: 1983
Release Date: 1983
Return of the Jedi
Assortment No. : 70800
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
This figure first appeared on the Return Of The Jedi 65 back card.
Comments: A lot of Expanded Universe enthusiasts might try arguing that Ree-Yees was nothing but a lush that hung out a Jabba’s palace for all the free hooch, and judging by the way he was always swaying about unbalanced, it’s hard to disagree. But consider this: The poor guy had three eyes, so his depth perception would have been screwy. Maybe if someone had figured this out when he was in grade school, he would have been given corrective glasses and become a lawyer or something instead of a lush that hung out a Jabba’s palace for all the free hooch…
Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Ree-Yees figure does have a major variation worth noting. This figure was moulded both with flesh coloured and brown coloured arms. Due to this moulding variation, the two versions went through different spray ops. The Flesh coloured arms had brown paint applied to the sleeves, while the Brown Moulded arms had “flesh” coloured paint applied to the hands.
The Taiwanese version has also shown up with a spray op variation on the boots. In most cases the boots are painted green, but examples with light brown boots do turn up from time to time. Though subject to regional availability, the Light Brown boots version tends to be the more scarce of the two.
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