Collection: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi Star Wars Action Figures Wave 1

Kenner had made major advancements over the past six years from the simplistically sculpted first line and it was clear that like the films, the toys series was rounding off.

This as usual meant some of the best 31 figures in an ongoing line, but far lower sales. As a result, the universal appeal of the Jedi line is lower, as is the demand.

The original Return of the Jedi line had 31 carded figures. The first wave of 17 emerged on 65-back cards, being added to the existing 48 if you don’t count the earlier, more basic Artoo and Threepio.

These two earlier figures were the only ones that never got Jedi cards, at least not in the USA, and thus never got mentioned on the card backs.

The Ewoks Logray and Chief Chirpa were blacked out, possibly to preserve the mystery. Strange that the same wasn’t the case for Yoda who was right there on the original wave 41-back Empire cards.