B-Wing Pilot - ROTJ - Basic

Added: November 12th 2018
Category: Return Of The Jedi
Reviewer: Paul Harrison

B-Wing Pilot

Detailed Visual Analysis

B-Wing Pilot

General Analysis

In retrospect, it’s surprising to realize that we didn’t get our second Rebel pilot figure until 1984 (when you compare it to 1979’s STAR WARS Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure). Sure, some consider Nien Nunb a pilot figure, but I’m talking about an actual pilot in a flight suit that commands a Rebel Alliance vehicle by himself or herself. Hasbro released the B-Wing Fighter and B-Wing Pilot back to back, so we had immediate play value with the B-Wing Pilot figure. Otherwise, he isn’t an essential action figure by any means. I love the bright red outfit, and the helmet was a fresh take that we hadn’t seen up to that point. The figure looks as standard as the Kenner action figures come, but his center of gravity is a bit off, and I always had difficulty posing him in my collection. Thank goodness many kids had the B-Wing Fighter for him to sit inside, but I was not one of those fortunate kids. I also find it interesting that Kenner paired him with an Endor blaster pistol, but it seems as if most of the pilot figures came with a smaller weapon. It’s difficult to know for sure who specifically this B-Wing Pilot is, but Hasbro named their release of him Keyan Farlander in THE VINTAGE COLLECTION.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2011's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION B-Wing Pilot (Keyan Farlander) (VC63) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: B-Wing Pilot

Collection: Return Of The Jedi

Source: Return Of The Jedi

Release: 1984

Status: B-Wing Pilot is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 71280


Retail: $2.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• B-Wing Pilot

• Trilogo

• Character name pill and figure backer are light green.

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

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

  1. ROTJ-77A
  2. ROTJ-79A
  1. ROTJ-79B
  2. POTF-92

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

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