(Return of the Jedi)

Date Stamp: 1983

Release Date: 1983

Carded Availability:
  Return of the Jedi (Shadow box)
  Tri-Logo (Box)

Assortment No. : 71360

Retail: $11.99

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • Music Stand (Black or Gray)
  • Musical Instrument (Black or Gray)

  • Point of Interest: 
      This figure was packaged along with Sy Snootles and Max Rebo in the Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band three pack. The set was package 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: Last, but most certainly not least, Droopy McCool has made quite a successful career for himself after stepping out of the shadows his egomaniacal band matesSy Snootles and Max Rebo had cast.

    After four gold albums in a row and sharing a headlining bill with Sting in 1993, McCool showed the world that his skills were still relevant, thought provoking, and completely off the hook as they were in 1983. Here?s hoping his much-publicized tryst with Courtney Love ?or as the media has dubbed them: ?Droopourtney? doesn?t take him down the same road as his acting buddy who did that movie last summer that nobody saw?

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Droopy McCool action Figure itself has no known major variations. There is however a major mould variation with the Music Stand and Musical Instrument accessories packed in with the set this figure comes from.

    Accessory Mould Variations
    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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