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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:15 pm

Patrol Dewback:

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I did not have this Dewback when I was a kid, I have never seen it for sale in denmark in the 70s and 80s. Star Wars first became big in the toy stores in the early 80s in Denmark. But maybe a few small toy stores had them, I have heard stories about a few stores sold star wars in the 70s.

So when I started as an adult star wars collector then this was one of my first beasts that I bought :D

Here is a picture of my Patrol Dewback collection :D

All other members on the forum is also welcome to share pictures and discuss the Dewback in this thread :D

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Postby rhyfelyser » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:07 am

Not much love for the Dewback? Is it because of the quickly disintegrating reins? Bought my collector series boxed as a MISB in 2001 for £30. Opened it to display and within a few a months the reins was in bits... :?
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby subzero » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:24 am

Every time I see a vintage Dewback I get a little confused, I keep thinking i'm looking at a modern toy based on the Dewbacks from the 90's special edition New Hope. :lol:
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Postby Crumm » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:57 pm

I don't have one.

But I like the box image, the good guys peering out from behind the rocks :D
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:06 pm

rhyfelyser wrote:Not much love for the Dewback? Is it because of the quickly disintegrating reins? Bought my collector series boxed as a MISB in 2001 for £30. Opened it to display and within a few a months the reins was in bits... :?


Yes the reins easily breaks, ah I remember the good old days in 2001 where you could buy misb for good prices, everything was good prices in 2001 :lol:

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Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:10 pm

subzero wrote:Every time I see a vintage Dewback I get a little confused, I keep thinking i'm looking at a modern toy based on the Dewbacks from the 90's special edition New Hope. :lol:


sorry to read you get confused every time you see one :lol:

So will there not be any funny pictures from you with your dewback ? :lol:

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Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:11 pm

Crumm wrote:I don't have one.

But I like the box image, the good guys peering out from behind the rocks :D


No problem, so far it looks like I am the only one who have a Dewback on the forum :lol:

Yes the good guys is peering behind the rocks, I think the front at the box is really cool 8)

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Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:18 pm

I love the Dewback. I don’t remember seeing it over here as a kid (think I heard it was US release only) and as a result it was one of the first things I picked up when I got back into collecting.

I like the way he looks, the fact you can wiggle his head and tail (a bit like a Jabba) and I love that you can stick your Stormie in him using the trap door. The SW Figure line weren’t like MOTU where He-Man could sit aside Battle Cat because of his swivel legs so this was ingenious!

Anyways Lars here’s my Dewback. He came with a ROTJ catalogue with Jabba on the front as this was the collector’s issue re-released in 1984.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby subzero » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:19 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
subzero wrote:Every time I see a vintage Dewback I get a little confused, I keep thinking i'm looking at a modern toy based on the Dewbacks from the 90's special edition New Hope. :lol:


sorry to read you get confused every time you see one :lol:

So will there not be any funny pictures from you with your dewback ? :lol:


Haha, unfortunately no funny pictures, I don't have a Dewback. :lol:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:23 pm

subzero wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
subzero wrote:Every time I see a vintage Dewback I get a little confused, I keep thinking i'm looking at a modern toy based on the Dewbacks from the 90's special edition New Hope. :lol:


sorry to read you get confused every time you see one :lol:

So will there not be any funny pictures from you with your dewback ? :lol:


Haha, unfortunately no funny pictures, I don't have a Dewback. :lol:


Oh sorry to read you do not have a Dewback and if I remember correct I did also not see any funny power droid pictures from you :shock: :lol:

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Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:24 pm

Star Wars is my favourite movie. I love the original Mos Eisley scenes (not the stupid dinosaur), it’s my favourite part of the movie. My favourite figures from the toy line are the SW figures - the first 12, Luke X-Wing and the Cantina Aliens. Perhaps that’s another reason why I wanted The Patrol Dewback and one of my goals for 2018 is to get a Kenner Pop-up Bonnet Landspeeder.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:38 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:I love the Dewback. I don’t remember seeing it over here as a kid (think I heard it was US release only) and as a result it was one of the first things I picked up when I got back into collecting.

I like the way he looks, the fact you can wiggle his head and tail (a bit like a Jabba) and I love that you can stick your Stormie in him using the trap door. The SW Figure line weren’t like MOTU where He-Man could sit aside Battle Cat because of his swivel legs so this was ingenious!

Anyways Lars here’s my Dewback. He came with a ROTJ catalogue with Jabba on the front as this was the collector’s issue re-released in 1984.


Thanks mate for sharing the pictures and the story. So it was maybe also not sold in the UK :shock: I remember I have seen a canadian box :? so maybe it was sold in usa and canada and maybe a few shops in europe imported the Dewback :?

I also like that you can stick a figure in him, just like the TaunTaun, I think that is cool :D

In the collectors box that I have there is this catalog, is that the same you have in your box ?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:47 pm

Yep that’s the one. Didn’t have any instructions or We Really Do Care leaflet or any other stuff though. Don’t know if it should do.

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Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:52 pm

Looking at Emiel’s MIB Collection he doesn’t have anything either
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 2, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby rhyfelyser » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:59 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Yep that’s the one. Didn’t have any instructions or We Really Do Care leaflet or any other stuff though. Don’t know if it should do.


Contains nothing else in a collectors version, just the cardboard insert and the mini catalogue seen above. Legs of my Dewback has discoloured into a blueish tinge.
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