Return of the Jedi 30-Back Yoda
Yoda was one of the first ten figures produced by Lili Ledy. He was originally released in the Empire Strikes Back assortment of figures on the 10 back card and later in the El Retorno del Jedi line which was later changed to El Regreso del Jedi. Yoda is pictured on the back of all known ROTJ cardbacks (12, 14, 30, and 50 back). The Yoda shown above is on the "Regreso" 30 back "positive" cardback, which has a white background and black line drawings of the figures.

The cardback photo used is similar to the one Kenner used on its ESB cardbacks, except for being less clear and with a closer view of Yoda. It's also funny to see that in the name plate it says, "Yoda, The Jedi Master" in English and "Yoda con su Sierpe" in Spanish which actually means "Yoda with his Snake". Obviously, the English translation was not accurate.

It should be noted that Yoda was molded using a darker green plastic than was used on the standard Kenner figure. Also, on most of the figures, the place of origin was erased. Furthermore, Yoda's eyes were painted black as opposed to red or brown found on the American version of this figure. Finally, Yoda's tunic was made of a slightly darker color material.

Lili Ledy also produced a run of carded ROTJ Yoda figures for Kenner in which on the back of the card "Made in Mexico" is printed. Curiously enough, these Yodas are the same ones that Lili Ledy produced but with the tunic having a slightly lighter color than the Kenner version.

Description by: Josefina and Luis Gálvez, Isaac Lew
Photo: Josefina and Luis Gálvez
From the collection of: Josefina and Luis Gálvez
Country:Mexico
Film:Return of the Jedi
Licensee:Lili Ledy
Year:1983
Category:Toys / Action Figure Related / Small Action Figures (Licensed)


  


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