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STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI
Now there are two great new vehicles in the MINI-RIGS collection. The new ENDOR FOREST RANGER is a vehicle designed for maneuvering through the heavily wooded forests of ENDOR. Its unique gravity controlled cockpit holds one STAR WARS figure and even if you "fly" the ENDOR FOREST RANGER upside-down the cockpit will always be "right-side-up." The ENDOR FOREST RANGER also has manually operated landing gear and laser cannon wings that spin for spiraling firing action.
Image Source: 1985 European POTF Promo Booklet
Description Source: 1984 Kenner Toy Fair Catalog
The Endor Forest Ranger was really one of the stranger looking mini-rigs. By looking at it, it's kind of hard to figure out exactly what it's supposed to do. But something about the armored appearance registers as believable with me; it has a genuine military vibe to it.
Being one of the last two mini-rigs released in the line (the other was the Desert Sail Skiff), the Forest Ranger is relatively tough to find.
First Issued: 1984 (ROTJ packaging)