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Luke Skywalker

(Jedi Knight Outfit)

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Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

General Analysis

1983 may have been the most significant year of my life. Movies were never an option for entertainment in my household. So when my father announced to my brother and I that he would be taking us to see RETURN OF THE JEDI in theaters opening week, we just about had a meltdown, in a good way of course. Doing this for us was a huge step for my father. He worked all the time and his free time was utilized hunting to put meat on the table. We lived a very humble lifestyle and had little means. So spending money on movie tickets, popcorn, and soda while enjoying our favorite pastime was too special for words as far as my brother and I were concerned. RETURN OF THE JEDI, of course, exceeded our expectations and relatively soon after we returned home from the movie theater my brother and I worked up birthday and Christmas wish lists. (We never received toys unless it was a birthday or a significant holiday.) My ninth birthday was in July of that year, but interestingly I didn’t receive any RETURN OF THE JEDI toys as birthday gifts. I wish I could recall why, but I cannot.

Anyhow, fast-forward to December, we had vast lists of toys and only expected a fraction of what we requested. However, my dad worked a ton of overtime, and my mother ensured that my brother and I received every last item we wrote on our Christmas lists. While suffering a terrible case of strep throat (as annual as Christmas was for me as a kid, sadly), I opened one RETURN OF THE JEDI item after another. You name it; I received it. The Ewok Village, Jabba The Hutt playset, all of the new Mini Rigs, and all 17 figures that made up the first wave of figures from the RETURN OF THE JEDI line are just some of what I received that year for Christmas. Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) was one of them of course, and I received the one with the green lightsaber. I became immediately enamored with the figure. I believe I placed myself into the action figure and recreated every last scene I could conjure up from the memories of the film months earlier. With a stunning likeness to Mark Hamill and a posture and pose that is ageless in every way, the figure was made better with a perfectly fitted soft-goods cloak, skiff guard blaster and adequately colored lightsaber. To date, although close in some instances, I don’t feel that Hasbro has mastered a Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) in the modern line. Yes, they’ve come close, but they should follow in the footsteps of the 1983 figure and see what the results are. I am sure I can speak for many collectors that this is the consummate Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) action figure. It doesn’t get better than this.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2012's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction) (VC87) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: Luke Skywalkr (Jedi Knight Outfit)

Collection: Return Of The Jedi

Source: Return Of The Jedi

Release: 1983

Status: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 70650

UPC: N/A

Retail: $1.99 USD

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose):

Note: There are variations in the body sculpt, head paint application, lightsaber color, cloak design, and palace blaster color. These can be found in many different combinations.

  1. body sculpt: A slightly different body sculpt shows a single line or double line on the shirt beneath the tunic. The double line is found primarily on figures with the Hong Kong Country of Origin (COO), and the single line can be found on figures with the Taiwan COO. The Hong Kong COO version is also slightly shorter in height.
  2. head paint applications: The face can be found flesh colored (more pink) or pale colored. This is not specific to COO.
  3. lightsaber color: The lightsaber can be found in blue (early release) or green.
  4. cloak design: The cloak can be found with a snap or sewn shut.
  5. palace blaster color: The palace blaster can be found in either a grey or brown plastic.

For complete information on weapon variations, visit The Imperial Gunnery. For complete information on the sculpt variations, visit the Vintage Action Figure Variation Guide.

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

blue lightsaber

  1. ROTJ-65A
  2. ROTJ-65B
  3. ROTJ-65C

green lightsaber

  1. ROTJ-65A
  2. ROTJ-65C
  3. ROTJ-77A
  1. ROTJ-79A
  2. ROTJ-79B
  3. POTF-92

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: October 4, 2018
Category: Return Of The Jedi
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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