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Blues for Snaggletooth.

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Blues for Snaggletooth. (Vintage Luke Skywalker,  Vintage Blue Snaggletooth, Vintage Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi)

Blues for Snaggletooth.
(Vintage Luke Skywalker, Vintage Blue Snaggletooth, Vintage Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi)

Hands down one of my favorite action figures back in the late ’70s was the short-statured red Snaggletooth. So it’s ironic that it was only about 3 years ago (when I began collecting as an adult) that I first heard about the rare and hallowed blue Snaggletooth.

It goes like this: in the original era of Star Wars action figure collecting information didn’t move in the mercurial manner it does today. If a toy wasn’t on your local shelves or reeling you in through a Saturday morning TV commercial it basically didn’t exist. And given that the blue Snaggletooth (available only in a very short run with a Sears Cantina playset) was neither, you can see how he escaped notice.

I’m glad I’ve got the blue Snaggletooth now. He’s exceptionally cool with his silver moon boots and, despite the hype I was still able to land him for well south of a hundred bucks. But when push comes to shove, it’s his small-fry counterpart that still wins me over.

Buying Notes for the Vintage Blue Snaggletooth

Check out the current listings for the vintage Blue Snaggletooth here.

The Blue Snaggletooth is a highly-coveted vintage Kenner figure and therefore fetches higher prices. Depending on the condition, you can expect to pay between $70 and $140. That’s a fair amount of ka-ching so by all means pay close attention to what you’re getting into.

Some things to watch for:

The Blue Snaggletooth boots came painted silver. Not uncommon to see heavy wear in this area as (I’m guessing here) that silver paint didn’t have much staying power. So look closely at that.

He should also have a black Han Solo type blaster.

Check out the current listings for the vintage Blue Snaggletooth here.

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Written by ratherchildish

September 19, 2011 at 8:10 AM

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  1. That’s some of the coolest action figure photography I’ve ever seen. Do you photograph them yourself?

    eviebelin

    September 19, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    • Thanks! That’s a great compliment. Yes, I do all the photography.

      ratherchildish

      September 20, 2011 at 9:02 AM

  2. That’s really cool ! We/I had the Blue Snaggletooth around the house and eventually inherited it from brother probably around 1982 or so? I can’t remember exactly ( because every Christmas was a Star Wars Christmas for me from the 70s until 1984), but it seems like the Cantina Adventure Set was wrapped up with some Puzzles and stuff, and my brother just thought it was a display or something and didn’t realize it had figures in it. Anyway, the actual display fell victim to an unfortunate base board heater accident. LOL! I had forgotten that it even existed until recently.

    Steven B. Roberts

    February 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    • Base board heater!! Classic… it’s amazing those things didn’t burn down every last house where they were used. Envious that you guys had the Cantina set. I built my own but it was awful.

      ratherchildish

      February 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM


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