So here’s my guide for all 96 Kenner Star Wars action figures. I will not include variations, (I don’t no either!) this is just meant to be a basic reference guide to which card each figure first appeared on in the USA. This is by no means a guide from my own knowledge, more of a gathering of information from what I have found and other members have corrected from my original post.
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12 Back a
Description of all 12 figures with artists impressions, instructions how to use the telescoping lightsaber. Also action figure stand offer is displayed at $2, two POP’s. Tie Fighter, X-Wing and Landspeeder pictured.
6)Death Squad Commander
Princess Leia Organa
20 Back b
The eight new figures are pictured above the first twelve. Action figure case, Droid Factory, Creature Cantina, Land of the Jawa’s and Dewback pictured. This card Back is virtually identical to the 20 a back, the best way to tell a 20 a from a 20 b is that Luke Skywalker is stood to the left of the picture for the Creature Cantina on a 20 back b. It’s interesting that Kenner released a new card back the 20 Back a, without any of the new figures packaged on that card. Credit to aussiejames for correcting this.
16)Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
20)Death Star Droid
21 Back a
Card back shows the first 21 figures, Action Figure Case, Droid Factory, Creature Cantina, Land of the Jawa’s and Dewback.
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31 Back a
First 31 figures appear on reverse, along with pictures of Snowspeeder, Imperial Transport and Millennium Falcon.
22)Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)
23)Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)
24)Han Solo (Hoth Battle Gear)
28)Bespin Security Guard (White)
31 Back b
Same as 31 a but the toys pictured are Hoth Playset, Star Destroyer and Vader Case.
31)Hoth Rebel Soldier
32 Back b
The same as a 31 Back b with Yoda pictured to the upper left corner. Slightly different play sets, Hoth Playset, Star Destroyer and Darth Vader Case.
41 Back a
Front of the card has the survival kit offer and the back shows all 41 figures with the action figure survival kit offer at the bottom of the card.
36)Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)
37)Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit)
Display arena offer on the front of card. The back also has display arena offer at the bottom of the card. All 45 figures are pictured on a yellow background. Note there is only one version of the 45 Back and there is at least one known example of 4-Lom packaged on this card.
43)C-3PO (With Removable Limbs)
44)Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear)
45)R2-D2 (Pop Up Sensorscope)
46)Cloud Car Pilot
47)Bespin Security Guard (Black)
Free 4-Lom offer on front of card. Note there is only one version of the 47 Back and Tie Fighter Pilot and Zuckuss are the new editions to the reverse. Also worth mentioning there are hardly any known examples of Zuckuss on this card, I personally consider his debut card to be the 48 Back a.
48)Tie Fighter Pilot
48 Back a
The back of the card shows 48 figures and pictures of AT-ST, Tauntaun, Wampa, five mini rigs and Rebel Transport. There is a known example of 4-Lom on a 47 back card. But sticking to the first card he appeared on the front and back it’s the 48 Back a.
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65 Back a
Logray and Chief Chirpa are blacked out. The back also shows pictures of Bandoleer Strap, Y-Wing and C-3PO Case.
52)Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight
64)Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise
65)Princess Leia Organa (Boushh)
66)Emperors Royal Guard
77 Back a
Reverse of card shows 77 figures and pictures of Rebo Band, Ewok Glider, Ewok Catapult and Rancor.
76)Han Solo (Trench Coat)
77)Princess Leia Organa (Combat Poncho)
79)Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit)
79 Back c
Anakin offer on the front and printed Anakin offer on the reverse of card.
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Note R2-D2 has a pop up lightsaber and Yak Face does not appear on the back.
82)Luke Skywalker (Battle Poncho)
87)Lando Calrissian (General)
89)R2-D2 (Pop Up Lightsaber)
90)Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)
95)Han Solo In Carbonite