SWTOTW, Week 45, 2018, Part 2/2 "Battle Damaged" X-Wing Fighter

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SWTOTW, Week 45, 2018, Part 2/2 "Battle Damaged" X-Wing Fighter

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"Battle Damaged" X-Wing Fighter:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 45, 2018, Part 2/2

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The '"Battle Damaged" X-Wing Fighter' this week, Lars? Another good choice!

Not content with simply reissuing the original Star Wars X-Wing Fighter in Empire packaging, which Kenner initially did, they quickly realised they could sell kids exactly the same toy all over again by including some crappy 'battle damage' stickers which made the toy look worse! Genius! :lol:

OK, I know the 'battle damage' stickers have their supporters, so I'll take my tongue out of my cheek and content myself by saying that I personally never liked them. You didn't see battle damage like that in the film, and once applied, you couldn't easily remove the stickers without damaging the main stickers!

Regardless of that, here are my opened Palitoy ESB version, some Palitoy ROJ instructions, since I don't have any Palitoy ESB ones, plus my sealed Kenner ESB version. The X-wing itself went through a few changes over the years, but the most obvious difference to be found is that the Kenner version had electronic sounds and a baffling red LED light at the tip of its nose, both operated via a blue button on top of the ship, whilst the Palitoy version ditched the sounds and light and resculpted the rear of the ship, replacing it with a sticker.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 45, 2018, Part 2/2

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I have these 2 loose fighters.

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Some good examples already on this one and good write up Jeremy

I have this Palitoy grey one. I know there is some debate over what box this was issued in but fairly happy it came in the ESB and ROTJ boxes. I also need some ESB instructions
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Dr_Ball_MD wrote:I have these 2 loose fighters.
Those are two lovely clean examples! Thanks for sharing :-)

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spoons wrote:Some good examples already on this one and good write up Jeremy

I have this Palitoy grey one. I know there is some debate over what box this was issued in but fairly happy it came in the ESB and ROTJ boxes. I also need some ESB instructions

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Thanks, Andy. Yours is a lovely example as well.

I deliberately wimped out in my write up and didn't mention the grey coloured Palitoy one as I wasn't 100% sure which box(es) it came in, so thanks for answering that for me! :lol: I was pretty confident it came in ROJ packaging, but wasn't sure about ESB. However, if it did come in ESB packaging, then it makes sense that the earlier Palitoy versions would have been reissues of the plain white Star Wars X-Wing, with later versions being the revised grey one with black engines, separately attached nose, and retaining the blue button which would have operated the electronics if they hadn't been taken out. I note however that Palitoy didn't bother revising the box picture which removed the blue 'electronics' button (along with the LED in the nose), as seen on the Kenner box.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 45, 2018, Part 2/2

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Here’s the only one I have. Might seem a little familiar though. :wink:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 45, 2018, Part 2/2

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This a great write up Jeremy

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t74 ... ons-thread

I think the white is more common in the ESB box but either seem to be correct
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spoons wrote:This a great write up Jeremy

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t74 ... ons-thread

I think the white is more common in the ESB box but either seem to be correct
What a fantastic guide! Thanks for the link, Andy. Much appreciated :-)

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Snaketibe wrote:The '"Battle Damaged" X-Wing Fighter' this week, Lars? Another good choice!

Not content with simply reissuing the original Star Wars X-Wing Fighter in Empire packaging, which Kenner initially did, they quickly realised they could sell kids exactly the same toy all over again by including some crappy 'battle damage' stickers which made the toy look worse! Genius! :lol:

OK, I know the 'battle damage' stickers have their supporters, so I'll take my tongue out of my cheek and content myself by saying that I personally never liked them. You didn't see battle damage like that in the film, and once applied, you couldn't easily remove the stickers without damaging the main stickers!

Regardless of that, here are my opened Palitoy ESB version, some Palitoy ROJ instructions, since I don't have any Palitoy ESB ones, plus my sealed Kenner ESB version. The X-wing itself went through a few changes over the years, but the most obvious difference to be found is that the Kenner version had electronic sounds and a baffling red LED light at the tip of its nose, both operated via a blue button on top of the ship, whilst the Palitoy version ditched the sounds and light and resculpted the rear of the ship, replacing it with a sticker.

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First, sorry for the late reply in this thread, I am really busy at the moment :( Thanks for sharing the pictures of this 2 awesome boxes :D As always I love that palitoy logo and cool that you have a kenner misb :D I will try to get some time to find my boxes today so I can share my collection today :D I can take a look to see if I have an extra esb instruction if you want to replace it ? :D

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Dr_Ball_MD wrote:I have these 2 loose fighters.
Lovely x-wing fighters, looks mint 8) any favorites ? do you like the white more than the grey or the grey more than the white ? :D

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spoons wrote:Some good examples already on this one and good write up Jeremy

I have this Palitoy grey one. I know there is some debate over what box this was issued in but fairly happy it came in the ESB and ROTJ boxes. I also need some ESB instructions

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Wow andy that x-wing is a beauty 8) I can see the 4 guns is still in a bag, is it still sealed ?

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apack7229 wrote:Here’s the only one I have. Might seem a little familiar though. :wink:
Ok that must be the very damaged variant with 4 guns blown away and the glass has also been destroyed :wink: :lol:

Still a nice x-wing mate, have you been thinking about fixing it with guns and glass ? :D

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Pomse2001 wrote:
spoons wrote:Some good examples already on this one and good write up Jeremy

I have this Palitoy grey one. I know there is some debate over what box this was issued in but fairly happy it came in the ESB and ROTJ boxes. I also need some ESB instructions

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Wow andy that x-wing is a beauty 8) I can see the 4 guns is still in a bag, is it still sealed ?
Thnaks Lars and no, just a bag to keep them together
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Pomse2001 wrote:First, sorry for the late reply in this thread, I am really busy at the moment :( Thanks for sharing the pictures of this 2 awesome boxes :D As always I love that palitoy logo and cool that you have a kenner misb :D I will try to get some time to find my boxes today so I can share my collection today :D I can take a look to see if I have an extra esb instruction if you want to replace it ? :D
Thanks Lars. If you should have a spare set of Palitoy ESB instructions, I would definitely be interested in buying them, so many thanks for looking :-)

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