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Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) - ESB - Basic

Luke Skywalker

(Bespin Fatigues)

Detailed Visual Analysis

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

General Analysis

Man oh man. If there is ONE figure that epitomizes my joyous experiences in childhood, it would be Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues). This figure’s outfit was enough to make it one of my favorite figures in the original Kenner line. Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) was so incredibly popular between my brother and me that it created a gentle rivalry between us. I recall bickering and lightly fighting whenever we wanted to take this action figure on our various adventures. Someone we got through childhood without hurting each other with just one action figure of Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues), and when I look back, I don’t know how that was possible. The blaster and lightsaber accessories became history a few short moments after removing the figure from the vintage Kenner packaging, but there were plenty of other figures with weapons that we utilized in their absence. Perhaps the greatest interaction with Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) was the Dagobah Playset. In retrospect, the playset is a little simplified, but it brought hours of joy who grew up with it as a child. Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) also sustained a running change with his hair color. There would be many shades in between blond and brown and even “orange” if you purchased this figure outside of the USA. Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) also has three unique card back reference images: two from The Empire Strikes Back, and one from the Tri-Logo card back.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2010's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) (VC04) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

Collection: Star Wars

Source: The Empire Strikes Back

Release: 1980

Status: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 39780


Retail: $1.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

• Trilogo

• Packaging features alternate image of Luke Skywalker pointing the blaster, flipped horizontally, and with unadjusted white background. This image was not used on any American Kenner card art.

• Character name pill and figure backer are dark green.

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose):

  1. blond hair
  2. brown hair

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

blond hair (walking picture)

  1. ESB-31B

blond hair (gun drawn picture)

  1. ESB-32B
  2. ESB-41A
  1. ESB-41B
  2. ESB-48B

brown hair (gun drawn picture)

  1. ESB-41A
  2. ESB-41D
  3. ESB-45A
  4. ESB-47
  1. ESB-48B
  2. ESB-48C
  3. ROTJ-48
  4. ROTJ-77A
  1. ROTJ-77B

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

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: July 21, 2018
Category: Empire Strikes Back, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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