Mexican collectors Luis and Josefina Gálvez began in late 2003 to write a
fantastic feature for the Mexican Star Wars magazine, Universo Star Wars. They
are currently writing a series of Lili Ledy "technical cards" that contain
information about the different vintage Star Wars figures produced by Lili Ledy.
Included in each detachable full page card are high quality pictures,
comparisons, and information regarding variations. This is certainly a great
contribution to collectors, and the Archive is proud to present this feature for
those who are not be subscribed to Universo Star Wars. Click on the pictures
below to get a high quality scan of each side. The text is also translated
The Squid Head figure was manufactured by Lili Ledy for the Mexican market in
1983. The first card has El Retorno de Jedi logo and the figure drawing
was printed for the first time on the 12 back cards.
Lili Ledy printed 2 card versions. One with El Retorno de Jedi logo which
was replaced later by El Regreso del Jedi logo card. The cards used the
same Kenner picture and orange color background at the bubble section. In
addition to the 12-back card, the figure also was packaged on 14-back cards with
both logos (shown below).
One of the most important variations between Lili Ledy and Kenner is the
different fabric colors and textures used for capes and skirts.
The Lili Ledy plastic is beige as Kenner but it is lighter and shiny. The head
is a little bit smaller and the eyes were painted with glossy blue painting.
Kenner’s eyes are dull.
The first capes manufactured by Lili Ledy were reddish brown. Later they were
brown like Kenner. The Mexican fabrics are thinner (look at the fabric pleats at
the neck area). At least 3 different kind of fabric textures were used in
Mexico. Pictures above show 2 Lili Ledy capes and 2 Kenner capes, the last one
with a very visible horizontal weft.
The skirt fabrics are similar to Kenner with minor weft and texture variations.
It is common to find the skirt of the reddish cape figure with a reddish tint as
well, caused by the contact with cape.
The left leg of the Lili Ledy Figure has the ©LFL 83 legend (The manufacturing
year and Lucasfilm Limited abbreviation). The Kenner figure has its year with 4
digits and the legend must be read from bottom to top. The manufacturing country
was erased from the right leg (like other of the Lili Ledy figures). Kenner has
the MADE IN H.K. legend.
Like the rest of the painting used for the figure, the Lili Ledy hands were
painted with a glossy painting, Kenner’s is dull.
The Lili Ledy does not have any serial numbers or characters on the back and the
plastic is softer than Kenner.
Weapons and Accessories
The figure includes one gun. Lili Ledy molded it using a darker plastic than
Content: Josefina and Luis Miguel Galvez.
Design: Roberto Mandeur Cortes
Editor-in-Chief Universo Star Wars: Oscar Herrera
This technical card is published by Space Collectors, S.A. de C.V. as a part of
the Lucasfilm official magazine Universo Star Wars. Texts or pictures can
not be used without a written approval from Lucasfilm and the magazine editor.
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