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The Princess and the Pilots.

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The Princess and the Pilots. (Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot, Princess Leia Organa)

The Princess and the Pilots. (Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot, Princess Leia Organa)

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

May 12, 2011 at 8:29 AM

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  1. Hi, have to stress again how awesome these pics are… simple but to the point, the basicness of the backgrounds mirrors the innocence in the figures themselves…
    One point that is not talked about enough, IMHO, is the titles. They bring some energy into the pictures, by giving just enough information to provide context for the image, but little enough to still activate the imagination…
    I have currently done a lot of pictures of Star Wars figures, although I tend to focus on newer toys or a mixture between old and new. I will keep you posted when I upload some somewhere, currently thinking about that.
    Keep it up!

    DeeDee

    May 28, 2011 at 10:48 AM

  2. Hey DeeDee – thanks for that! Looking forward to seeing what you’re up to with your photography. Be sure to chime in here when you’re ready to show. Cheers.

    ratherchildish

    May 29, 2011 at 9:17 AM


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