Luke Skywalker (Kenner - Vintage - Star Wars) -

Name: Luke Skywalker

Collection: Star Wars

Status: Luke Skywalker is an all-new figure.

Source: Star Wars

Availability: 1978

License: Kenner

Retail: $2.49 USD

Accessory Details: removable telescoping lightsaber (yello)

Major Variations: (1) A small number of Luke Skywalker figures were released with a 2-piece double-telescoping lightsaber (both from the Early Bird Set and Carded). (2) blond hair / brown hair

Additional Resources

Figure Information:

Major Figure Variations (loose):

  1. blond hair / double-telescoping lightsaber
  2. blond hair / normal lightsaber
  3. brown hair / normal lightsaber

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

Blond hair, double-telescoping lightsaber

  1. SW-12A
  2. SW-12C


Blond hair [original picture]

  1. SW-12A (pictured above)
  2. SW-12B
  3. SW-12C
  4. SW-12D
  5. SW-20E
  6. SW-20G
  1. SW-21A
  2. SW-21B
  3. SW-21C
  4. SW-21D
  5. ESB-21A
  6. ESB-31B
  1. ESB-32A
  2. ESB-41A (pictured above)
  3. ESB-41C
  4. ESB-41E
  5. ESB-47
  6. ROTJ-65B (pictured above)

Brown hair [original picture]

  1. ESB-41E
  2. ESB-45A
  1. ESB-47A
  2. ROTJ-48


Blond hair [gunner picture]

  1. ROTJ-77A (pictured above)



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

Palitoy Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

Blond hair

  1. SW-12A (pictured above)
  2. SW-12B
  3. ESB-30B
  1. ESB-41A
  2. ESB-45AD
  3. ESB-45B
  1. ROTJ-45C
  2. ROTJ-65D

Brown hair

  1. ROTJ-45C
  2. ROTJ-65D


Palitoy Card Back information derived from Mr. Palitoy's Card Back Guide and confirmed samples

Other International card back releases (These are Known Samples, but not a complete listing)

Kenner Canada
  1. SW-12B
  2. SW-12C
  1. SW-20B
  2. ESB-21
  1. ESB-32B
  2. ESB-41C
Meccano (France)
  1. GDE-12A
  2. GDE1-20A
  1. RDJ1-45A
  2. RDJ2-65A
PBP (Spain)
  1. ESB-37/41A
Clipper (Belgium) – Available on Clipper Card Backs, or Palitoy/Kenner Card Backs with Clipper stickers as noted
  1. SW-12
  2. ESB-45
  1. ROTJ-Kenner-77
  2. Trilogo-70
General Mills (Germany)
  1. ESB-45
Harbert (Italy)
  1. SW-12 (pictured above)
Glasslite (Brazil)
  1. POTF-9
Takara (Japan)
  1. ROTJ-65B

Kenner Canada Card Back information derived from Star Wars Canada Cardback Archive and confirmed samples

Meccano Card Back information derived from the book The French Touch and confirmed samples

Clipper Card Back information derived from Clipper Toys and confirmed samples

Visual Guide Credits

Image Composite: Chuck Paskovics
Photography: Chuck Paskovics
Graphics, Page Layout & Design: Chuck Paskovics
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