Loose vehicle - international variations?

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Loose vehicle - international variations?

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Hi all. Well I've definitely gone down the rabbit hole since I started collecting again. I now have 5 different variations of X-Wing whizzing their way to me from around the globe!

I'm looking for some advice. My interest is only in lose vehicles (I leave boxed items for the more seasoned collectors) from the original trilogy (so no POTF, Droids or later) and the only minirig I have or want to have in my collection is the glider as its movie-canon. And I'm now looking to have a single variant of every model produced - and I'm very nearly there :)

There are dozens of sites and guides detailing the different international variants of the ships and vehicles, but most of them talk extensively about the packaging differences - I'm trying to get a list of the physical differences. From what I've read, there aren't that many. Would anyone care to check my homework to see if I've missed any?

Landspeeder
3 variations:
Open bonnet
Closed bonnet
Sonic Controlled
B-wing
Single type - no variations
AT-ST
Single type - no variations
Y-wing
Single type - no variations
Ewok glider
Single type - no variations
Falcon
2 variations - just concerning the jedi ball
one with smooth jedi ball
one with angular jedi ball
Slave 1
Single type - no variations
Speeder bike
Single type - no variations
Rebel transport
Single type - no variations
Snowspeeder
Single type - no variations
Tie Interceptor
Single type - no variations
Vader's Tie Fighter
Single type - no variations
Blue Battle Damage Tie Fighter
Single type - no variations
White Tie Fighter
Single type - no variations
At-At
Single type - no variations
Imperial Troop Transport
2 variations:
Standard electronic/talking model
Sears-exclusive non electronic "Imperial Cruiser"
Imperial Shuttle
Single type - no variations
Sandcrawler
Single type - no variations
Twin Pod Cloud Car
Single type - no variations
X-Wing
6+1 variants
plain white Palitoy (non electric)
white BD palitoy (non electric)
grey palitoy (non electric)
white BD kenner
grey BD kenner
plain white kenner
(plus there was the Glasslite variant but this came out in the POTF range so is out of scope for me)

Appreciate any help, thanks.
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The last issue of the Darth Vader Tie Fighter which had the "collectors series" sticker on the front had openings in the top of the canopy rather than being solid like the previous version. I think it was the same style as the Tie Interceptor.
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spot on -that's a good tip, thank you. I've been buying quite a few Tie fighters of late - mainly to track own broken parts, so I'll check my stock of Darth Vader ones to see if I have any with these hatches.

I think that gives a total of 31 variants so far - of which I have 21.
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Found another one: the Australian Toltoys landspeeder variant with a sticker instead of red paint
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The Lili Ledy speeder bike had an unpainted silver rear engine, rather than the black version, not sure if any other Ledy vehicles had any differences.
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There are coo variations on some of the mini rigs if that's of any interest?
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There is a moulding difference on the Kenner vs the Palitoy version of the Millennium Falcon.

Also, the Kenner and Palitoy Twin-Pod Cloud Cars are different shades of orange.

Thanks.
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