The original Vintage Star Wars Action Figures line comprised of 21 basic figures from Luke Skywalker to Boba Fett, on 12-card backs and 20-card backs, as they were released in two waves with 12 in the initial wave and another 8 released later.
The Boba Fett figure was featured on the Vintage Star Wars Action Figurescard backs as this was the now-legendary mail-away figure with a missile-firing backpack that ultimately hit the market without this feature for safety reasons.
It’s very possible that the popularity of Fett relative to his low screen time is related to how awesome this figure looked, over the interim two years before The Empire Strikes Back. The fact that he looks and sounds cool and he beats the rebels thus cemented him in Star Wars history and even his ignoble fate in Jedi couldn’t erase that.
Two other creature toys were released which could qualify as figures to the avid collector, namely the Dianoga trash compactor monster which came with the Death Star playset and the Patrol Dewback
The 12-back Vintage Star Wars Action Figures Key: First Wave / Second Wave / Omitted From Card Backs
(“Name Later Applied”)
1. Luke Skywalker [Blonde/Brown Hair – Single/Double Telescoping]
3. Princess Leia Organa
6. Darth Vader [Single/Double Telescoping]
8. Han Solo [Small/Large Head]
9. Ben (Obi Wan) Kenobi [Grey/White Hair – Single/Double Telescoping]
10. Sand People (Tusken Raider) [Hollow/Solid Tubing]
11. Jawa [Vinyl Cape/Cloth Robe]
12. Star Destroyer Commander (“Death Squad Commander”)