Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Discuss vintage Kenner and Palitoy Star Wars toys from the 1977-1985 era.
Post Reply
User avatar
Pomse2001
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 13659
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:35 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Pomse2001 »

Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Set:
hoth.jpg
hoth.jpg (42.05 KiB) Viewed 130 times

User avatar
Snaketibe
SWFUK Supporter
SWFUK Supporter
Posts: 4117
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Snaketibe »

The 'Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Set'... adventure my ass! This is Kenner cheaping out and blatantly recycling the Land of the Jawas playset and hoping they could flog the same toy again to kids who were really wanting an AT-AT (which hadn't been released yet at that point). If the LOTJ hadn't already been released, this could have been an OK toy, but the knowledge that it's the most flagrant double-selling in the whole world rather tarnishes this playset in my eyes. Don't get me wrong, it's good to own one, but let's be honest here... it's not a good toy.

Anyway, here's mine:
Land of the Recycled - 01.jpg
Land of the Recycled - 01.jpg (202.3 KiB) Viewed 117 times
Land of the Recycled - 02.jpg
Land of the Recycled - 02.jpg (163.29 KiB) Viewed 117 times
Land of the Recycled - 03.jpg
Land of the Recycled - 03.jpg (107.07 KiB) Viewed 117 times
Land of the Recycled - 04.jpg
Land of the Recycled - 04.jpg (105.11 KiB) Viewed 117 times

User avatar
Pomse2001
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 13659
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:35 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Pomse2001 »

Snaketibe wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:51 am
The 'Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Set'... adventure my ass! This is Kenner cheaping out and blatantly recycling the Land of the Jawas playset and hoping they could flog the same toy again to kids who were really wanting an AT-AT (which hadn't been released yet at that point). If the LOTJ hadn't already been released, this could have been an OK toy, but the knowledge that it's the most flagrant double-selling in the whole world rather tarnishes this playset in my eyes. Don't get me wrong, it's good to own one, but let's be honest here... it's not a good toy.

Anyway, here's mine:

Land of the Recycled - 01.jpg

Land of the Recycled - 02.jpg

Land of the Recycled - 03.jpg

Land of the Recycled - 04.jpg
adventure my ass :lol: I think your playset looks great, but I don't think many kids would like this set :wink: Thanks for sharing it :D

User avatar
Pomse2001
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 13659
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:35 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Pomse2001 »

Here are my set :D
01.jpg
01.jpg (120.17 KiB) Viewed 35 times
02.jpg
02.jpg (92.8 KiB) Viewed 35 times
03.jpg
03.jpg (96.83 KiB) Viewed 35 times
04.jpg
04.jpg (112.61 KiB) Viewed 35 times

User avatar
Snaketibe
SWFUK Supporter
SWFUK Supporter
Posts: 4117
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Snaketibe »

Pomse2001 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:38 pm
Here are my set :D

01.jpg

02.jpg

03.jpg

04.jpg
Excellent stuff Lars! You even have the inner packaging :-)

Thanks for sharing!

User avatar
Capetown
Sith Lord
Sith Lord
Posts: 4795
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:30 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Capetown »

Excellent description, Jeremy. I always enjoy the hints you put in your file names as to what you think of the toy.

Anyway, here's my signature table shot of this set.
sw_hoth_ice_planet_action_playset_esb_kenner 004.jpg
sw_hoth_ice_planet_action_playset_esb_kenner 004.jpg (77.51 KiB) Viewed 22 times

User avatar
Snaketibe
SWFUK Supporter
SWFUK Supporter
Posts: 4117
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Snaketibe »

Capetown wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:02 pm
Excellent description, Jeremy. I always enjoy the hints you put in your file names as to what you think of the toy.

Anyway, here's my signature table shot of this set.sw_hoth_ice_planet_action_playset_esb_kenner 004.jpg
Beautiful, as always Emiel! A stunning example.

Thanks for sharing (and for noticing my file names ;-))

User avatar
Pomse2001
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 13659
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:35 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Pomse2001 »

Snaketibe wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Pomse2001 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:38 pm
Here are my set :D

01.jpg

02.jpg

03.jpg

04.jpg
Excellent stuff Lars! You even have the inner packaging :-)

Thanks for sharing!
Thanks mate for the kind words, yes I have the insert but the box could be better. The box you have looks a lot better than mine :D

User avatar
Pomse2001
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 13659
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:35 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 41, 2020

Post by Pomse2001 »

Capetown wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:02 pm
Excellent description, Jeremy. I always enjoy the hints you put in your file names as to what you think of the toy.

Anyway, here's my signature table shot of this set.sw_hoth_ice_planet_action_playset_esb_kenner 004.jpg
Fantastic set that you have. Do you know if the esb kenner box was the only box that was made for this set or is there also other box variants ? :D

Post Reply