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Imperial Gunner.

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Imperial Gunner. (Vintage Emperor's Royal Guards, Vintage Imperial Gunner)

Imperial Gunner. (Vintage Emperor's Royal Guards, Vintage Imperial Gunner)

The Imperial Gunner was somehow passed over in the production line until 1984 or 1985 when Kenner finally released him post-Return of the Jedi. Considering the masked gunner’s abundant (and awesome) screen time in the original 1977 Star Wars film, it’s hard to believe they didn’t package him sooner.

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Written by ratherchildish

November 4, 2009 at 7:00 AM

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  1. [...] on re-shooting an earlier photo that doesn’t quite stack up. This is a good example of that. The version I did of these figures last November started rubbing me the wrong way from day one. This version I can finally say makes me [...]

  2. Yeah, I had a hell of a time finding these two figures when they came out. I wound up getting the Imperial Gunner at a Pay Less Drugs store for like $4 ( which was outrageous at the time), and then got lucky with the red guards at K-Mart one day. For some unknown reason, my mom seemed to understand I needed two of them. haha.

    Steven B. Roberts

    February 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM


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