Vinyl Action Figure Collector's Case (1982 Model--Full Yoda, Wampa, etc)



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Hold up to 24 Action Figures in this combination collector's carrying case and display stand. Case includes two removable trays which hold Action Figures. Turn them over and pegs hold figures in action poses! The front of the case has a poster-like cover showing exciting scenes from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. The STAR WARS Collector's Case includes a photograph of all 48 Action Figures plus a pressure sensitive label sheet to identify your Action Figure's "home". Action Figures not included. Ages 4 and up.

Image Source: 1980 Kenner Toy Fair Catalog
Description Source: 1982 Kenner Toy Fair Catalog

The 1982 version of the vinyl storage case just might be my favorite of the bunch. I just love the artwork that adorns its front panel. Of course, since it was released in '82, these graphics took care to focus on several of the Star Wars toys which hit store shelves that year, including the Tripod Laser Cannon, Rebel Transport, Wampa and Scout Walker. It also prominently featured several of the figures that were new to the line that year, such as the AT-AT Commander, Cloud Car Pilot and the new versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO.

Next to the Return of the Jedi vinyl case, which was released the following year, this version of the item is probably the rarest. It's particularly tough to find in unused condition, with its seal sticker intact. Collectors should note that the interior and plastic trays of this version are red.

First Issued: 1982 (ESB graphics)
Re-issues: None

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of: Ron Salvatore
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Toys / Action Figure Related / Action Figure Accessories


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