Desert Sail Skiff Vehicle


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Now there are two great new vehicles in the MINI-RIGS collection. Now, new DESERT SAIL SKIFF, a unique flying craft similar to the one used by JABBA's henchmen to carry LUKE SKYWALKER to the SARLACC PIT. It features a rotating cockpit that holds one STAR WARS figure, rear movable fins, rotatable laser cannon and an adjustable seat for smooth riding. There is even a manually operated gang plank so any Action Figure can be fed to the ferocious SARLACC.

Image Source: 1985 European POTF Catalog Description Source: 1984 Kenner Toy Fair Catalog

The Desert Sail Skiff has to be my favorite mini-rig. It had a working gang plank, neat looking fins and a sail; it's box even depicted Boba Fett as piloting the vehicle! All in all, it was sort of like a miniature Tatooine Skiff, and that makes for a pretty cool toy.

Released in 1984, the Desert Sail Skiff was part of the second wave of Return of the Jedi mini-rigs. The only other new mini-rig released that year was the Endor Forest Ranger. Since it wasn't on the market for too long, it's a bit tougher to find than some of the older mini-rigs, which remained on store shelves for several years.

First Issued: 1984 (ROTJ packaging)
Re-issues: None

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of: Ron Salvatore
Country:United States
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Toys / Action Figure Related / Vehicles


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