|Micro Collection TIE Fighter (circle with figure on box)|
While there isn't a whole lot to say about the toy itself, its box can be found in three different forms, which is strange considering it was on the market for a very short time. The first variation concerns the inset in the upper left corner of the box photo. While the first version featured a circular inset spotlighting the figure, the later version shifted to an oval inset, containing images of both the figure and the "crashed" vehicle. A "Special Offer" version of the toy was also offered to large retailers. It included a cardboard display backdrop, which was advertised on the box front with a colorful sticker. The "Special Offer" version of the toy is usually considered rarer and more desirable than the standard issue. Finally, in very late 1982 or early 1983, a new Micro TIE box was issued, the back of which replaced the mail-order advertisement of the old box with photos of the other vehicles in the line, including the then new Millennium Falcon and Snowspeeder.
To see the figures that came with this vehicle, click here.
First Issued: 1982 (with circular inset)
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Empire Strikes Back|
|Category:||Toys / Small Scale Toys / Vehicles|