SAND PEOPLE / SANDPEOPLE /
TUSKEN RAIDER (SAND PEOPLE)

Carded images courtesy CloudCity.com

Source:
  (Star Wars)


Date Stamp: 1977

Release Date: 1978

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

Assortment No. : 38280

Retail: $1.99

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • Gaffi Stick
  • Vinyl Cape


  • Point of Interest: 
      Originally named 'Sand People' on the Star Wars card, this figure was also named 'Sandpeople' on The Empire Strikes Back cards, and changed name on the Return of the Jedi card to 'Tusken Raider (Sand People).' Finally, the Tri-logo card lists the figure as 'Tusken Raider (Sand People) (Hommes des Sables).'

    Comments: The Vintage Sand People had style; buckets of it. What with his tricked out Gaderfii Stick and off the hook Vinyl Cape, he was the mack! The Sand honeys sure would have dug this guy if only they existed back in the days of the Classic Star Wars Trilogy.

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Tusken Raider's only major variation was a slightly resculpted head with hollow cheek tubes. To date, the hollow tube variation has only appeared on cards from Return Of The Jedi. No carded examples on either Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back card have been found.



    Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.


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