The Dewback proved popular enough for Kenner to re-issue it in 1984, as part of its Collector Series of older Star Wars-logo products. No change was made to the later toy, although its box was altered in slight ways. The most noticeable addition was that of a red starburst to the upper right corner of the package. But minor textual alterations were also made, including the addition of the word "figure" to the area just below the title of the toy. The earlier release is generally seen as being more desirable. Although the Dewback was never issued in the States in an ESB box, it was in Canada. Some versions of the Canadian ESB Dewback came packaged with a bonus stormtrooper figure.
Loose, the Dewback is relatively tough to find in pristine condition, largely because its rubber reins are extremely prone to splitting. It should also be noted that the toy has long been sought-after by European collectors, as it was never released in that part of the world. Hasbro released a revamped Dewback toy during the late '90s, but its appearance was completely different from that of the earlier piece, as it was based on the digitally-created Dewback featured in 1997's Star Wars: Special Edition.
First Issued: 1979 (SW packaging)
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||A New Hope|
|Category:||Toys / Action Figure Related / Miscellaneous|