Darth Vader TIE Fighter (Collector's Series)
It is a well known fact that Canadian Star Wars toys were produced in vastly smaller quantities compared to their American counterparts. The Vader Tie Fighter shown maintians yet another characteristic making it an even greater rarity. You'll notice the starburst symbol denotes it as a Collectors Series release. While the US versions of the Collectors Series vehicles tend to be more common than the non-CS versions, this is not true of the Canadian versions. According to Canadian collector and vintage enthusiast Shane Turgeon examples CS examples of the Dewback and Landspeeder are not accounted in physical form at this time and the DV Tie Fighter is incredibly rare.

Upon close examination of the Collectors Series logo, you may notice a glaring spelling error. It states "Querre Des Etoiles" as opposed to the correct "Guerre Des Etoiles". It stands to reason that this packaging error may have something to do with the inherent rarity of this packaging version. It certainly adds further intrigue to a nice Canadian item.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Shane Turgeon
From the collection of: Shane Turgeon
Film:A New Hope
Licensee:Kenner Canada
Category:Toys / Action Figure Related / Vehicles


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