Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 28, 2020

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OK Lars, the Cantina playsets are another category you didn't want to separate into their respective Kenner and Palitoy versions, so here goes...

I loved my Palitoy Cantina as a young boy. I truly can't adequately convey the excitement of being 6 or 7 years old and getting a toy like this, plus the weird and exotic cantina aliens to populate it with, and to recreate the scene from Star Wars! This, along with the other Palitoy playsets, form my fondest childhood toy memories. I spent hour after hour playing with them, and simply adored them :-)

For anyone unfamiliar with the differences between the 2 sets, it's not just the packaging which is different. As with the Land of the Jawas playsets, every single aspect of the Palitoy Cantina is different to the Kenner one:

_ _ _ _ _ Kenner: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Palitoy:

Name: _ Creature Cantina Action Playset. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cantina.

Base: _ Dark yellow, hard plastic, moulded bar & table, action features. _ Bright yellow, flimsy plastic, no bar/table, card-backed, no action features.

Doors: _ Brown plastic doors which slot into doorframe & base. _ _ _ _ _ _ Light grey cardboard doors with silver stickers for hinges.

Backdrop: _ Brown-backed, thicker cardboard, no cutouts. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ White-backed, thinner, taller card. Cutouts for fitting into base & doorframe.

Accessories: _ None. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cardboard bar with plastic top, plastic table, 2 figure stands, action lever.
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Sadly I dont own one yet.........its on the list πŸ˜‰

As always Jeremy, love the posts and your impressive sets, lovely condition πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
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Ruby2511 wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Sadly I dont own one yet.........its on the list πŸ˜‰

As always Jeremy, love the posts and your impressive sets, lovely condition πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
Thanks Russ. I've had this post prepared and ready to publish for quite a while, but have had to wait patiently for Lars to decide the right time to pick it for TOTW! :lol:

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Snaketibe wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:22 pm
Ruby2511 wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Sadly I dont own one yet.........its on the list πŸ˜‰

As always Jeremy, love the posts and your impressive sets, lovely condition πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
Thanks Russ. I've had this post prepared and ready to publish for quite a while, but have had to wait patiently for Lars to decide the right time to pick it for TOTW! :lol:
Love the preparation and patience, paid off well πŸ‘πŸ˜
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Snaketibe wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:59 pm
OK Lars, the Cantina playsets are another category you didn't want to separate into their respective Kenner and Palitoy versions, so here goes...

I loved my Palitoy Cantina as a young boy. I truly can't adequately convey the excitement of being 6 or 7 years old and getting a toy like this, plus the weird and exotic cantina aliens to populate it with, and to recreate the scene from Star Wars! This, along with the other Palitoy playsets, form my fondest childhood toy memories. I spent hour after hour spent playing with them, and simply adored them :-)

For anyone unfamiliar with the differences between the 2 sets, it's not just the packaging which is different. As with the Land of the Jawas playsets, every single aspect of the Palitoy Cantina is different to the Kenner one:

_ _ _ _ _ Kenner: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Palitoy:

Name: _ Creature Cantina Action Playset. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cantina.

Base: _ Dark yellow, hard plastic, moulded bar & table, action features. _ Bright yellow, flimsy plastic, no bar/table, card-backed, no action features.

Doors: _ Brown plastic doors which slot into doorframe & base. _ _ _ _ _ _ Light grey cardboard doors with silver stickers for hinges.

Backdrop: _ Brown-backed, thicker cardboard, no cutouts. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ White-backed, thinner, taller card. Cutouts for fitting into base & doorframe.

Accessories: _ None. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cardboard bar with plastic top, plastic table, 2 figure stands, action lever.

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Thanks mate for another great post, 2 lovely set and I must say the palitoy set is the my favorite :D Great story from your childhood and cool that you got that set as a child :D I never saw this set in denmark, so I don't think it was sold in denmark :(

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Great comparison Jeremy. I think the Kenner playset is better even if the box artwork might win for Palitoy.

Here’s mine. The contents are mint unused. The only problem I have is after reading the instructions is I might have to go and buy a loose one to actually play with it. Pressing the buttons to reinact letting Obi Wan strike down Walrus Man, and Han to shoot Greedo sounds like so much fun.
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TheJabbaWookie wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Great comparison Jeremy. I think the Kenner playset is better even if the box artwork might win for Palitoy.

Here’s mine. The contents are mint unused. The only problem I have is after reading the instructions is I might have to go and buy a loose one to actually play with it. Pressing the buttons to reinact letting Obi Wan strike down Walrus Man, and Han to shoot Greedo sounds like so much fun.
That's a beautiful example you have there, Jay. Thanks for sharing it :-)

As for which playset is better, the play value of the Kenner one is undoubtedly superior, and objectively it is the better toy... But I'm afraid my heart belongs to Palitoy, so that will always be my personal favourite of the two :-)

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Pomse2001 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Thanks mate for another great post, 2 lovely set and I must say the palitoy set is the my favorite :D Great story from your childhood and cool that you got that set as a child :D I never saw this set in denmark, so I don't think it was sold in denmark :(
Thanks, Lars :-)

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Snaketibe wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:22 pm
Ruby2511 wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Sadly I dont own one yet.........its on the list πŸ˜‰

As always Jeremy, love the posts and your impressive sets, lovely condition πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
Thanks Russ. I've had this post prepared and ready to publish for quite a while, but have had to wait patiently for Lars to decide the right time to pick it for TOTW! :lol:
I am sure that you have them all prepared :lol:

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TheJabbaWookie wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Great comparison Jeremy. I think the Kenner playset is better even if the box artwork might win for Palitoy.

Here’s mine. The contents are mint unused. The only problem I have is after reading the instructions is I might have to go and buy a loose one to actually play with it. Pressing the buttons to reinact letting Obi Wan strike down Walrus Man, and Han to shoot Greedo sounds like so much fun.
Thanks for sharing your playset, it looks awesome and cool to see you have 2 baggies for the set :D

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Snaketibe wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Pomse2001 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Thanks mate for another great post, 2 lovely set and I must say the palitoy set is the my favorite :D Great story from your childhood and cool that you got that set as a child :D I never saw this set in denmark, so I don't think it was sold in denmark :(
Thanks, Lars :-)
After comparing your pictures, I must say I more like the palitoy bar with the cardback of bar stools and the doors better than the kenner. But the rest of the kenner parts I like more than the palitoy parts. A perfect bar for me would be a kenner playset with a palitoy bar and palitoy doors 8) and I also like the palitoy box and instruction better than the kenner :D

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Here are my kenner playset, I still need a palitoy set :D
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Here are my kenner playset, I still need a palitoy set :D

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That's another fine example! We've had some good ones posted in this thread... long may it continue! :-)

Best of luck in your quest for a Palitoy one.

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