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Leaving Rebel Base. (Vintage X-Wing Fighters, Vintage Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilots)

Leaving Rebel Base. (Vintage X-Wing Fighters, Vintage Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilots)

Blown away. No other words to describe what it felt like to unwrap my very own X-Wing Fighter(!) – given to me as a gift during Hanukkah, December of ’78.

Buying Notes on the Vintage Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot

Check out the current vintage Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot listings here.

Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot was a toy sold by Kenner from 1978 to about 1985. So there were (and still are) great numbers in circulation, and a fair number of these are still in excellent shape. But keep a few things in mind when tracking one down on eBay.

The Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot action figure probably had more paint applied to it in the production process than any other vintage Star Wars action figure. Face color, facial features, helmet details, vest, chest panel, hands, leg straps, boots. The guy has paint details everywhere. Be sure to see plenty of photos showing that the paint all looks good.

This was an action figure in the true sense of the word. Luke Skwyalker X-Wing Pilot was played with extensively by little kids in the 70s and 80s. If the seller hasn’t already declared that the joints are tight in the auction description, you definitely want to ask before bidding.

Lastly, the figure’s weapon is the Han Solo pistol type of Kenner blaster. Don’t forget: repro accessories suck. Make certain that it’s authentic if possible. You can check out the Imperial Gunnery for some excellent reference on the topic.

Feel free to add any more thoughts on this in the comments section and drop me a line if you get into trouble!

Check out the current vintage Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot listings here.

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Written by ratherchildish

June 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

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  1. Love that you’re using spaceships in your photos!

    Will E.

    July 1, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    • Will, I dig your blog. I’ve never been a reader of old horror or sci-fi novels but of course I’m crazy about the artwork. Always have been. Really takes me back. Thanks for serving up some spectacular items.


      July 1, 2010 at 9:55 AM

  2. Love it! Like Will said, it’s so good to see you using the ships more and more. The color in this one looks great too, it feels like it’s in a hangar bay on Yavin.


    July 1, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    • THanks Whit! This one’s quickly becoming one of my favorites.


      July 1, 2010 at 2:16 PM

  3. Love that picture of the two X-Wings and pilots, you got a look and feel of the Yavin base real well. Mt first X-Wing was the Empire battle Damage ship in Dagobah box. The hours of fun I had with that X-Wing, Still got it too, in just as good condition.


    August 14, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    • Thanks. And definitely check back this week. There’s a 2nd Rebel Transport shot I’ll put out on Wednesday of this week done in the same bird’s eye style as this one.


      August 14, 2010 at 5:32 PM

  4. Great composition makes this one a classic!


    August 2, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    • Yep, one of my all time favorites. I think that was the first birds-eye concept I did. Love the !#$!@ out of those X-Wings.


      August 3, 2011 at 4:57 PM

  5. Leaving Rebel Base… what a great Bird’s-eye view shot. Bags of atmosphere. You can almost sense the nerves and anticipation of the three pilots there!The X-Wing is my favourite SW toy from childhood. Congrats on a great shot.

    The Vintage Toy Advertiser

    November 7, 2011 at 2:29 PM

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