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Vehicle of Choice.

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Vehicle of Choice. (Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage C-3PO, Vintage Ben Obi Wan Kenobi)

Vehicle of Choice. (Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage C-3PO, Vintage Ben Obi Wan Kenobi)

You know, a lot of ink gets spilled about the significance of the first 12 (or 12-back) Star Wars action figures that hit toy store shelves in the Spring of 1978. But rarely given the same respect are the vehicles that were available at the same time.

If you consult the back of a 12-back action figure package you’ll see that Kenner was promoting a Tie Fighter, an X-Wing Fighter, and a Landspeeder. What a feast, right?

Personally I’m not certain that anything more than the Landspeeder was actually available at first. But in truth it was enough. As a kid of 7 years, playing with my new Star Wars guys was a heady experience to be sure. But it was the Landspeeder that provided the glue. With the Landspeeder, the action figures could live out their adventures rolling together as a team, no droid left behind!

Check out the Landspeeder here, slightly abstracted, but ready to whisk Ben and Threepio (you guessed it, 12-backs) into their next cosmic adventure.

Written by ratherchildish

September 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Wreck of the X-34.

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Wreck of the X-34. (Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage Jawas, Vintage Sand People, Vintage C-3PO with Removeable Limbs)

Wreck of the X-34. (Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage Jawas, Vintage Sand People, Vintage C-3PO with Removeable Limbs)

Written by ratherchildish

October 26, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Built for Speeder.

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Built for Speeder. (Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage Luke Skywalker, Vintage Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi)

Built for Speeder. (Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage Luke Skywalker, Vintage Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi)

Written by ratherchildish

August 24, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Luke Skywalker.

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Luke Skywalker. (Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage Luke Skywalker)

Luke Skywalker. (Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage Luke Skywalker)

Written by ratherchildish

February 22, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Tusken Raider.

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Tusken Raider. (Vintage C-3PO, Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage Sandpeople)

Tusken Raider. (Vintage C-3PO, Vintage Landspeeder, Vintage Sandpeople)

Written by ratherchildish

September 8, 2009 at 10:31 AM

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