in X-wing Fighter Pilot Gear

(The Empire Strikes Back)

Year: 1995

Collection: 1

Retail: $4.99

Assortment: Basic Figures

Assortment Number: 69570/69581

UPC Number: 7628169581

Packaging Variations:

  • .00 Red (Long Saber)
  • .01 Red (Short Saber/ Long Tray)
  • .01 Red (Short Saber/ Short Tray)
  • .02 Green (holo)

  • Weapons and Accessories:
  • Lightsaber
  • Blaster Pistol
  • Height: 1.72 meters
    Status: Pilot and Jedi in Training
    Classification: Human
    Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
    Weapon of Choice: Lightsaber
    Vehicle of Choice: T-65B X-Wing Fighter

    Comments: Growing up on the twin-sun planet of Tatooine, Luke Skywalker had always looked tot he stars. He had been told that his father was a great star pilot, and it was clear that the young Luke had inherited some of his skills. In the arid deserts of the Jundland Wastes, Luke and his best friend Biggs Darklighter, would race their T-16 skyhoppers. Tagging womprats in Beggar's Canyon or threading the Stone needle, Luke and Biggs were the best of friends, and daring pilots. Unfortunately, they were separated when Biggs went to the Academy, and Luke was forced to stay behind.

    Years later, Luke would be caught up in the Rebellion's fight against the Empire. On the moon of Yavin 4, Luke was pressed into service as a pilot with one of the assault teams that was trying to defend the Rebel base from the Empire's dreaded Death Star battle station. Luke passed flight simulator tests and was awarded a T-65B X-Wing fighter, with R2-D2 to fly as his onboard astromech droid. Luke was reunited with his friend Biggs, who was also flying in the mission against the Death Star. Born were members of the X-Wing Red Squadron, with Luke serving as Red Five. Dodging TIE fighters in the space battle above the surface of the Death Star, Luke, Biggs, and Wedge Antilles made an attack to run down the Death Star trench. Darth Vader's custom TIE and two TIE fighters dogged them, forcing Wedge to veer away. Biggs was killed, and a remorseful Luke completed his mission alone. With the timely arrival of the Millennium Falcon, Luke's pursuers were scattered. Guided by the Force, Luke fired his proton torpedo into the thermal exhaust port and destroyed the Death Star.

    Points of Interest:
  • Luke Skywalker in X-wing Fighter Pilot Gear was released with a long lightsaber, which was soon changed to a shorter, more accurately-scaled version.
  • The same body of this figure was used for both versions of the figure of Wedge Antilles that was included with the Millennium Falcon carrying case.

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