|One-Man Sand Skimmer Vehicle|
The One-Man Sand Skimmer was sort of like the Star Wars equivalent of the Razor Scooter; or that's what its design suggests to me at any rate. The look of it is similar to the larger Sail Skiff and Tatooine Skiff toys, which I suppose is appropriate. I personally like the stylized sail and forward trident thingie; they imbue the toy with a certain Flash Gordon quality that's more-or-less in line with the look of Jabba's environment.
Loose, the Sand Skimmer can usually be found more readily than can its two body rig counterparts; but all three of the items can be considered tough to locate in comparison to most Star Wars toys. This is because the Power of the Force line of which they were a part was cancelled rather quickly, and thus the body rigs were not on the market long and were not produced in great quantities. Unfortunately, the body rigs were released in the States on blister cards, and today it is nearly impossible to find a packaged example that does not have a yellow bubble. Collectors can avoid this problem by seeking out the European versions of the toys, which came in tri-lingual POTF boxes.
First Issued: 1985 (POTF packaging)
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Power of the Force|
|Category:||Toys / Action Figure Related / Vehicles|