- 39060 – Luke X-Wing Pilot
“Luke flings his X-Wing into a twisting dive across horizons, and down into the dim grey surface” – That is a quote I found on storyboard as used to depict the Death Star trench run scene. It was quite a moment in the film (watching as a youngster) having seen Luke go from his Uncle’s moisture farm on Tatooine to the Death Star to blasting Tie Fighters and finally joining the Rebel Fleet. The orange jump suit is certainly very iconic – unmistakingly Star Wars.
The actual Action figure was pretty decent – though not the greatest likeness to Mark Hamill. I remember not ever really thinking of the figure as Luke, but rather Dack or some other Rebel pilot. One great feature of the figure was the hand that held the gun – that blaster stayed in there very secure.
Here’s what I found of the figure, in a number of variations this month…
Star Wars cardback
20 Back Boba Fett offer – $200.00 – eBay link
21 Back – $278.50 – eBay link
Star Wars cardback – Foreign
20 Back – Palitoy – $561.15 – eBay link
What a great cardback this was – showing off the best Star Wars playset along with the first 20 Figures. Makes you wish they’d done something similar with the later cardbacks. How good would an Empire Strikes Back card an AT-AT in the top of the card with just the ESB figures shown below have looked. Anyway here’s a picture of the Palitoy 20 back (not from this auction though)…
Empire Strikes Back cardback
I didn’t find too many Luke X-Wings on an ESB card that sold during the period, seemed anyone with a BIN price in the $130++ range didn’t move the figure. Here’s what I did find…
ESB – 41 Back offerless – $93.07 eBay link
ESB – 41 Back with Survival offer – $59.99 eBay link
Return of the Jedi cardback
ROTJ 65b AFA75 (75/85/85) – $127.53 – eBay link
ROTJ 77a back AFA 85 (all subs 85) – $274.99 – eBay link
ROTJ 77b back AFA 80 (80/85/85) – $129 – eBay link
Tri-Logo 77 back – $124.01 – eBay link
Loose AFA U85 (yes sorry I posted a “U” grade – I’m just a reporter not a supporter) – $57.39 – eBay link
Luke X Wing Pilot in heat sealed baggie – $50 – eBay link
Micro Collection – X Wing Fighter (with box, insert and bagged figure) – $49.99 – eBay link
All in all a pretty decent assortment of Luke X Wing items. The MOC seems priced pretty fairly, especially when you move away from the SW cardback. My highlight has to be the Palitoy MOC though – that Palitoy logo looks great on the front, and that 20back art work is superb.
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