Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2020

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2020

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Sand People / Tusken Raider:
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Here is mine.
Yellow bubble and some veining etc but one of my favourite cards.
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quins wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Here is mine.
Yellow bubble and some veining etc but one of my favourite cards.

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing :-)
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Heres mine 😀
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Ruby2511 wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Heres mine 😀
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Cool. Thanks for sharing :-)
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Sand People... or Sandpeople... or Tusken Raiders... Kenner never could quite decide on what to call this figure, so they gave it many different names, which might perhaps explain why they made so many different variants of it! It was one of the original 12 figures released of course, and for that reason alone it will always hold a special place in my heart, but it was never exactly a great likeness. Not that that mattered one jot to the 6 year-old me when I first got my grubby little paws on one back in 1978 :-D. Back then, I remember thinking the sandy colour looked a little off compared to the famous still image they used on the card back (which always looked more greenish than sandy to me), but I loved the figure itself! With its unique Colonel Gadaffi, sorry, Gaderffii stick weapon which it could hold with both hands, and its sandy coloured removable cloak, this was a winner in my eyes :-D

As an adult, I recognise it's not such a great likeness of the character, but it's still a good figure, and the variants!!! If you don't like variants, you're going to despise this figure! LOL. In addition to the now pretty well known (although it wasn't so when I first got back into collecting back in the early 90's) 'hollow tubes' variant, there are very probably dozens of different paint jobs available for this figure. The hands, belt and mouthpiece all come in a wide range of different shades of brown, sometimes all on the same figure! The paint on the mouthpiece can either cover just the front of it, or the sides as well, and the Gaffi stick also has a few variants of its own too! All in all it makes for an awful lot of variants, and I have by no means got them all. I do have a good selection though (although it's always tricky finding ones with good silver paint, hence some of mine are a little bit ropey in that regard), plus a nice Palitoy 12 back.

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Fantastic post as always Jeremy. Are you able to go into more detail on the hollow tubes? I always assumed this was a new sculpt for the Jedi line but it wouldn’t appear so from Quins moc.
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Another amazing post Jeremy and I must admit that this might actually be my favourite figure from the whole line. I just love the card art as well and have a few Palitoy reseals as well as a sealed Kenner 12 back. I don't have the hollow tubes but do have a few loose with various shades of brown and the Gentle Giant Jumbo version.

I'll never get one but I'd love to have the Ledy 12" version and strongly this is often the reseal that I've seen in the best condition out of all the first 12 Palitoy ones. I realise that they probably made a lot of these back in the day (and I think it was one of the last few released of the 12 backs), but it is strange how these often turn up in great condition.

Here's one I have from a childhood collection.

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Clarkspie&chips wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Fantastic post as always Jeremy. Are you able to go into more detail on the hollow tubes? I always assumed this was a new sculpt for the Jedi line but it wouldn’t appear so from Quins moc.
Thanks :-)

I can go into a little more detail, but I suspect my knowledge on the hollow tubes variant may be incomplete. At any rate, what I do know is that it was released on a Kenner ROJ 65 back. Whether it was also released on any other MOCs, I couldn't say, but here's an image stolen from Google:
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https://www.dallasvintagetoys.com/starw ... tubes.aspx

Forgive me if you know this next part, but for anyone that isn't sure how to identify a genuine hollow tubes Tusken, the silver tubes on top of his head are more splayed out than in the non-hollow tubes version, plus there is an additional moulding artefact on the left-hand centre one. There's actually a good post about it right here:

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Hope that helps :-)
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Palifan wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:15 pm
Another amazing post Jeremy and I must admit that this might actually be my favourite figure from the whole line. I just love the card art as well and have a few Palitoy reseals as well as a sealed Kenner 12 back. I don't have the hollow tubes but do have a few loose with various shades of brown and the Gentle Giant Jumbo version.

I'll never get one but I'd love to have the Ledy 12" version and strongly this is often the reseal that I've seen in the best condition out of all the first 12 Palitoy ones. I realise that they probably made a lot of these back in the day (and I think it was one of the last few released of the 12 backs), but it is strange how these often turn up in great condition.

Here's one I have from a childhood collection.

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Thanks Ian, and it's a great post from you as well. I agree with you about the card art, which I think works superbly well on the 12-backs :-)

Yes, I've noticed too how the Sand People Palitoy 12-back is as close to 'common' as any Palitoy 12-back ever gets! :lol: There do seem to be a fair few of them out there, so maybe it was produced in higher numbers than some of the other figures, or maybe it just wasn't as popular with kids back in the 70's. I was always in the 'I want them all' category (nothing changes! :lol: ), but I'm sure there were plenty of kids who either didn't want them all, or simply couldn't afford them all and hence had to be selective about their purchases.

It took me essentially the whole of 1978 and 1979, and all of my pocket money (at least that part of it that wasn't squandered on tooth decay at the Sweet Shop), plus all my Christmas and birthday money, but I eventually had the entire Palitoy Star Wars line (and even then I had to do a swap to obtain a pinhead Han as I never saw one for sale, which is kind of funny given how relatively common pinhead 12-backs are these days compared to the balloon head Han, which was the only version I ever saw for sale in Ware Toy Shop back then ;-)).
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Here’s my Kenner 12b, lovely figure this one. My lose one as well.
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theforceuk wrote:
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Here’s my Kenner 12b, lovely figure this one. My lose one as well.

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Lovely examples. Thanks for sharing :-)
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quins wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Here is mine.
Yellow bubble and some veining etc but one of my favourite cards.

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Sorry for the late reply mate, thanks for sharing this moc, it looks fantastic :D
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Ruby2511 wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Heres mine 😀
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sorry for the reply in this thread. That figure looks mint, thanks for sharing it :D
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