Return of the Jedi


Return of the Jedi 1983 – 1984

Kenner released 31 amazing figures for their Return of the Jedi line from 1983 to 1984 , along with their accessories, vehicles and playsets. This brought the total number of Star Wars figures to 79 for all three movies. Kenner did a good job of giving us new likenesses and outfits for our fan favorites, while still creating new and interesting characters to re-create our favorite movie scenes. Since the first wave of figures was released in advance of the actual movie, Lucasfilm had asked Kenner to keep the images of the Ewok figures blacked out on the figure card backs to keep their appearance a secret.

For more information about Kenner’s Return of the Jedi line, see bottom of the page for a complete summary.

Return of the Jedi (1983-1984): Wave 1

The first series of Return of the Jedi figures contained 17 in total, which brought the number of figures to 65, with all being displayed on the card backs.

Admiral Ackbar

Market Value:
Carded $75 – $125
Loose $20 – $35

Admiral Ackbar
Accessories: Admiral Staff
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: IT’S A TRAP!!!! (had to be said). This figure was first available as part of a mail-away offer before making his way onto his own card.

Bib Fortuna

Market Value:
Carded $70 – $105
Loose $20 – $35

Bib Fortuna
Accessories: Staff, Cloak, Belt
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Bib Fortuna is proof that not all Twi’leks are hot and sexy. I mean he wasn’t even that good at his job because he just let Luke Skywalker just walk right into Jabba’s Palace.

Biker Scout

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $250
Loose $35 – $55

Biker Scout
Accessories: Chief Staff, Hood
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Like the Snowtrooper, Biker Scout was a great evolution of the popular Stormtrooper characters. This was a must for army builders, along with their Speeder Bikes.

Chief Chirpa

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $20 – $35

Chief Chirpa
Accessories: Chief Staff, Hood
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Like Logray, the picture of Chirpa was blurred out on the back of the early 65 back cards due to Lucasfilm wanting to the Ewoks a secret prior to film release.

Emperor’s Royal Guard

Market Value:
Carded $125 – $200
Loose $35 – $55

Emperor’s Royal Guard
Accessories: Force Pike, Outer Cloak, Inner Cloak
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Kenner did an amazing job with this figure. It’s very simple but incredibly accurate. I love the cloth costume as Kenner realized the vinyl capes just weren’t working anymore.

Gamorrean Guard

Market Value:
Carded $100 – $150
Loose $20 – $35

Gamorrean Guard
Accessories: Guard Axe
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: As a kid, this figure was one of my favorites and how could it not be? The sculpt is amazing and still holds up well to this day. Such amazing detail on this guy!

General Madine

Market Value:
Carded $60 – $95
Loose $15 – $30

General Madine
Accessories: Battle Staff
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: I think General Madine takes the prize as most common and easily found figure from this line. I mean, yeah he was a big deal with the alliance but what a boring looking figure.

Klaatu

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $20 – $35

Klaatu
Accessories: Skiff Guard Vibro Axe
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The first of two Klaatu figures for this line, Han Solo didn’t even get two figures for the Return of the Jedi line, how did this guy score two? He must know somebody at Kenner.

Lando Calrissian
(Skiff Guard Disguise)

Market Value:
Carded $85 – $135
Loose $20 – $35

Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
Accessories: Skiff Guard Axe, Skiff Guard Helmet
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Who wouldn’t want the coolest cat in the galaxy in a disguised action figure? This was actually a pretty cool looking design and it worked very well. The removable helmet was a nice accessory for this figure.

Logray
(Medicine Man)

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $20 – $35

Logray (Medicine Man)
Accessories: Staff, Satchel, Headdress
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The picture of Logray was blurred out on the the back of early 65 back cards due to Lucasfilm wanting to keep the Ewoks a secret prior to film release. Logray was the medicine man and Papa Smurf to the Ewoks.

Luke Skywalker
(Jedi Knight)

Market Value:
Carded $250 – $350
Loose $80 – $110

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
Accessories: Blaster, Jedi Cloak, Lightsaber
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: This was by far the most popular figure of this line and for good reason. Luke in his black outfit and Jedi cloak is extremely cool. Luke was packaged with a green or blue lightsaber, depending on which version you got, but the green version is definitely more common.

Nien Nunb

Market Value:
Carded $75 – $125
Loose $20 – $35

Nien Nunb
Accessories: Pilot Blaster
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Nien Nunb scored when he was able to co-pilot the Millennium Falcon with Lando Calrissian in the Battle of Endor. One would think that he could’ve just retired and done the convention circuit after that. Nien Nunb was also a mail-away offer before being offered on its own card.

Princess Leia Organa
(Boushh Disguise)

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $250
Loose $35 – $55

Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)
Accessories: Boushh Rifle, Helmet
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Princess Leia disguised herself as the Bounty Hunter, Boushh to get into Jabba’s Palace and rescue Han, but it just didn’t go very well. The figure is awesome looking but I would’ve preferred a Jabba’s Prisoner version of Leia…….just saying.

Rebel Commando

Market Value:
Carded $75 – $125
Loose $20 – $35

Rebel Commando
Accessories: Commando Rifle
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: You can’t have a Battle of Endor without Rebel Commandos, so here he is. Unfortunately your entire Rebel Commando army will look exactly the same but perhaps you can pretend that the Rebels had a cloning facility as well.

Ree-Yees

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $20 – $35

Ree-Yees
Accessories: Rifle
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Another more common figure, Ree-Yees was among the denizens of Jabba’s Palace. The figure itself is an extremely neat looking sculpt with a completely original look.

Squid Head

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $20 – $35

Squid Head
Accessories: Blaster, Head Skirt, Cape, Belt
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The coolest thing about this character, other than his name, is the fact the figure has two different pieces for his cloth costume. The costume looks great and is among the best of the line.

Weequay

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $20 – $30

Weequay
Accessories: Skiff Guard Vibro Axe
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Weequay was one of Jabba’s Skiff guards and is among the more common figures that are found from the Return of the Jedi line. He also looks great standing on the Tatooine Skiff vehicle from Power of the Force series.

Return of the Jedi (1983-1984): Wave 2

The second series of Return of the Jedi figures contained 12 in total, bringing the number to 77. All figures were shown on the card backs.

8D8

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $15 – $30

8D8
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Who wouldn’t want a cruel sadistic droid who enjoys torturing other droids for Jabba the Hutt? I’ll take two please….

AT-ST Driver

Market Value:
Carded $85 – $135
Loose $30 – $45

AT-ST Driver
Accessories: Blaster Pistol
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: We finally get someone who knows how to drive the AT-ST Scout Walkers. It was a good likeness of the drivers and gave us another Imperial for the Battle of Endor.

B-Wing Pilot

Market Value:
Carded $70 – $105
Loose $25 – $40

B-Wing Pilot
Accessories: Blaster Pistol
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The B-Wing Pilot wasn’t only a pilot for the B-Wing but he was great as a generic pilot to go into any of the fantastic ships that Kenner created for us.

Emperor (The)

Market Value:
Carded $125 – $225
Loose $30 – $45

Emperor (The)
Accessories: Walking Cane
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Emperor was originally introduced as a mail-away figure for fans by collecting proof of purchase seals, before being released on his own card here.

Han Solo
(Trench Coat)

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $250
Loose $50 – $80

Han Solo (Trench Coat)
Accessories: Blaster, Trench Coat
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: This was Han’s only new figure in this line and it was a new likeness of our favorite smuggler. It goes very well with the Endor Leia figure and was re-released with the Power of the Force line.

Klaatu
(Skiff Guard Outfit)

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $20 – $35

Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit)
Accessories: Force Pike
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: This was actually the second version of Klaatu that was created for the Return of the Jedi line. This one featured Klaatu in a different Skiff Guard Outfit. What a strange variant figure for Kenner to create.

Nikto

Market Value:
Carded $60 – $95
Loose $20 – $35

Nikto
Accessories: Staff
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Nikto was one of Jabba’s guards on his sail barge, as well as part of George Lucas’ tribute to the classic move , The Day the Earth Stood Still with Klaatu, Barada, Nikto.

Princess Leia Organa
(Combat Poncho)

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $250
Loose $50 – $80

Princess Leia Organa (Combat Poncho)
Accessories: Blaster, Helmet, Poncho, Belt
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: This was a very cool looking new likeness of Princess Leia and awesome that her Endor poncho & helmet could be removed for those great scenes with Wicket and the Ewoks.

Prune Face

Market Value:
Carded $85 – $125
Loose $25 – $40

Prune Face
Accessories: Blaster Rifle, Cloak
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Kenner must’ve had a lot of fun naming these guys, but honestly, who wouldn’t want an action figure of a guy named Prune Face? Yes please!

Rancor Keeper

Market Value:
Carded $60 – $95
Loose $15 – $30

Rancor Keeper
Accessories: Gaderffii Stick, Hood
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Rancor Keeper actually had a name, Malakilli, and trained Rancors for Jabba the Hutt. Seemed like a strange figure to make but I guess it goes with the Rancor Monster.

Teebo

Market Value:
Carded $65 – $100
Loose $20 – $35

Teebo
Accessories: Headdress, Axe, Horn with Strap
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Kenner can never be accused of ignoring the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi, so here is another one. Teebo is basically a different color schemed version of Logray.

Wicket W. Warrick

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $250
Loose $50 – $75

Wicket W. Warrick
Accessories: Hood, Spear
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Wicket was among the most requested figures for Kenner and the most popular Ewok figure by far. His cuteness and antics were scene-stealers, making Wicket an instant fan favorite.

Return of the Jedi (1984-1985): Wave 3

The last wave was more of a mini wave with the release of the last two figures of the Return of the Jedi line, Lumat and Paploo. Both of these figures are a bit more difficult to find on the secondary market with Paploo being the toughest. This brought the total number of Return of the Jedi figures to 79.

Lumat

Market Value:
Carded $130 – $205
Loose $60 – $85

Lumat
Accessories: Hood, Bow, Arrow Quiver
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Lumat was among the final two figures to be released in this line, and was released on the “79 Back” cards. Since it was the last two figures to be released, its Power of the Force card is actually more common, which is why Lumat is considered among that line’s “Last 17” figures.

Paploo

Market Value:
Carded $150 – $225
Loose $60 – $85

Paploo
Accessories: Hood, Staff
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Paploo was among the final two figures to be released in this line, and was released on the “79 Back” cards. Since it was the last 2 figures to be released, its Power of the Force card is actually more common which is why Paploo is considered among that line’s “Last 17” figures.

Return of the Jedi (1983-1984): Accessories and Creatures

Kenner released several accessories for their Return of the Jedi line, including two Ewok themed accessories, the Sy Snootles & the Max Rebo Band Set of figures, three more collector’s cases, Chewbacca’s Bandolier Strap for carrying figures, and even a freakin Rancor Monster!!!

Ewok Assault Catapult

Market Value:
Boxed $85 – $135
Loose $35 – $50

Ewok Assault Catapult
Accessories: Catapult, Rocks
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: This piece always reminded me of the old Planet of the Apes accessory playsets by Mego. Along with the Ewok Village, you could really put a little Ewok town together, not to mention the catapult actually has pretty good range on rock tossing.

Ewok Combat Glider

Market Value:
Boxed $85 – $135
Loose $35 – $50

Ewok Combat Glider
Accessories: Glider, Even More Rocks……
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: A very simple piece but a nice little accessory for kids to re-create the Battle of Endor and give their multitude of Ewok figures something to do. The set included an Ewok glider, along with some rocks to pelt Stormtroopers with.

Rancor Monster

Market Value:
Boxed $175 – $275
Loose $60 – $90

Rancor Monster
Accessories: None
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Talk about super realistic sculpting, Kenner really nailed it on this one. This is one of the most entertaining creature accessories made during the vintage Star Wars line because who doesn’t want a freaking Rancor Monster to play with!

Sy Snootles & The Rebo Band Set

Market Value:
Boxed $250 – $375
Loose $75 – $115

Sy Snootles & The Rebo Band Set
Accessories: Sy Snootles, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, Musical Instruments
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: This was a very cool multipack of figures issued by Kenner. Outside of the Modal Nodes at the Mos Eisley Cantina, Sy Snootles, Max Rebo and Droopy McCool were among the most happening bands on Tatooine. This set can certainly be found in the secondary market but it will cost you, especially in a sealed box.

Chewbacca Bandolier Strap

Market Value:
Boxed $65 – $90
Loose $15 – $25

Chewbacca Bandolier Strap
Accessories: Bandolier Strap, Ammo Cases x 2
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Chewbacca Bandolier Strap was a great idea by Kenner to create a way for kids to carry around their favorite Star Wars figures without carrying a big case with you. It held 10 figures and 2 Ammo Cases to hold their weapons and accessories.

Laser Rifle Carry Case

Market Value:
Boxed $140 – $200
Loose $40 – $60

Laser Rifle Carry Case
Accessories: Accessory Compartment, Handle, Scope
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Like the Vader and C-3PO cases, the Laser Rifle case was a fun way for kids to store their figures, that also looked great as a display piece. The case held 19 figures, along with a compartment for their accessories and secret messages (don’t ask).

Return of the Jedi
Collector’s Case

Market Value:
With Packaging $300 – $400
Loose $100 – $150

Return of the Jedi Collector’s Case
Accessories: Trays x 2, Cardboard Divider, Stickers
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: This was the same case as previously released, but with new Return of the Jedi graphics. It contained two plastic trays that could hold up to 24 figures, along with their accessories. The trays could be turned upside down to use as a display for the figures with pegs built into them.

See-Threepio (C-3PO)
Collector’s Case

Market Value:
With Packaging $200 – $275
Loose $50 – $80

See-Threepio (C-3PO) Collector’s Case
Accessories: Plastic Dividers, Cardboard Separator, Stickers
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Like the Darth Vader Collector’s Case released in 1981, the C-3PO case was a great way for kids to store their figures in a fun way, that also looked great as a display piece. The case held 40 figures, along with a compartment for their accessories. Unlike the Vader case, this one had lights and sound features.

Return of the Jedi (1983-1984): Mini-Rigs

Kenner created the Mini-Rigs for their Empire Strikes Back line, and they were so popular, they brought them back for their Return of the Jedi line as well. This was Kenner’s attempt at introducing smaller vehicles for the consumer with a smaller price tag, and it definitely worked.

AST-5 (Armored
Sentinel Transport)

Market Value:
Boxed $60 – $85
Loose $15 – $30

AST-5
(Armored Sentinel Transport)
Accessories: Opening Cockpit, Laser Cannons x 2, Moveable Wings
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The AST-5 had that Bespin look to it with the earth color tones. It featured an opening canopy, laser canons, and moveable wings.

Desert Sail Skiff

Market Value:
Boxed $125 – $200
Loose $50 – $75

Desert Sail Skiff
Accessories: Rotating Cockpit, Laser Cannons x 2, Extendable Plank
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Desert Sail Skiff was a really fun toy. It was the Jabba Skiff vehicle we all wanted so badly, but shrunk down to fun size. It even came with an extendable plank.

Endor Forest Ranger

Market Value:
Boxed $135 – $200
Loose $60 – $85

Endor Forest Ranger
Accessories: Rolling Cockpit, Hatch, Spinning Cannons, Landing Gear
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: Once again Kenner produces a great little vehicle to use with our figures. This one themed as from the Battle of Endor, and it totally fits the part.

ISP-6
(Imperial Shuttle Pod)

Market Value:
Boxed $70 – $100
Loose $30 – $45

ISP-6 (Imperial Shuttle Pod)
Accessories: Opening Cockpit, Laser Cannons x 2, Landing Gear
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: if you couldn’t afford the massive Imperial Shuttle, this was the next best thing. The ISP-6 was basically a small version of the shuttle, complete with landing gear and cannons.

Return of the Jedi (1983-1984): Playsets

Kenner released only one new large scale playset for their Return of the Jedi line, and that was the Ewok Village playset. We also got a small scale Jabba the Hutt set, and another playset called Jabba’s Dungeon, which was basically a re-purposed Droid Factory from previous years.

Ewok Village

Market Value:
Boxed $200 – $300
Loose $75 – $115

Ewok Village
Accessories: Fire Pit, Drum, Throne, Net, Swinging Boulder, Elevator, Escape Chute
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The Ewok Village was an incredibly cool playset for this line. It finally gave us a place for all those Ewoks that Kenner created to hang out. It included the throne that C-3PO was elevated up in, as well as several small pieces for maximum playability. This playset can definitely be found on the secondary market, but it’s getting tougher to get in complete condition with all the pieces.

Jabba the Hutt w/ Salacious Crumb

Market Value:
Boxed $175 – $250
Loose $70 – $110

Jabba the Hutt w/ Salacious Crumb
Accessories: Jabba the Hutt, Salacious Crumb, Throne, Pipe & Bowl, Chain
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: This was the only place you could find Jabba the Hutt back in the day and everyone needed Jabba to truly re-create our favorite Return of the Jedi scenes. Salacious Crumb was an added bonus because kids could now have C-3PO finally get his revenge on that little creep.

The Jabba the Hutt Dungeon (Version A)

Market Value:
Boxed $125 – $175
Loose $50 – $75

The Jabba the Hutt Dungeon (Version A)
Accessories: Klaatu, Nikto, 8D8, Rotating Crane
Years Released: 1983
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: This was the first of two versions for this playset and came with an Orange colored box. This set came with 3 figures (Klaatu, Nikto, 8D8). The Jabba’s Dungeon Playset was basically the old Star Wars Droid Factory minus the droid parts and was a Sears Exclusive. It’s kind of a strange playset because it doesn’t read dungeon or Jabba’s Palace at all, so this was arguably Kenner’s worst playset effort in the vintage line. That being said, it wont come cheap on the secondary market, especially if the figures are still in their sealed bags.

The Jabba the Hutt Dungeon (Version B)

Market Value:
Boxed $600 – $800
Loose $200 – $250

The Jabba the Hutt Dungeon (Version B)
Accessories: EV-9D9, Amanaman, Barada, Rotating Crane
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: This was the second version for this playset and came with an green colored box. This set came with 3 figures (EV-9D9, Amanaman, Barada). Once again, this version was also a Sears Exclusive. It’s not very clear as to why Kenner created a second version of this boring and awful playset for Sears, except that it used the Power of the force figures instead of the Return of the Jedi figures. If Version A was the worst playset Kenner created, then this is the second worst. This version is also more rare than the first, due to the Power of the Force connection and late issue date.

Return of the Jedi (1983-1984): Vehicles

Like previous lines, some past vehicles were re-packaged with the Return of the Jedi packaging, such as the AT-AT, Millennium Falcon, Scout Walker (AT-ST) and the X-Wing Fighter (Battle Damaged), but we also got six brand new vehicles as well. Kenner released the B-Wing, Y-Wing, Speeder Bike, Tie Interceptor, Battle Damaged Tie Fighter and the amazing Imperial Shuttle.

B-Wing Fighter

Market Value:
Boxed $250 – $350
Loose $90 – $140

B-Wing Fighter
Accessories: Rotating Wings, Landing Struts
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: How cool looking is this? Kenner nailed it when they adapted the B-Wing as an action figure accessory. Like the Y-Wing, this ship was hard to find when it was released and commands nice coin on the secondary market.

Imperial Shuttle

Market Value:
Boxed $600 – $800
Loose $250 – $350

Imperial Shuttle
Accessories: Rotating Wings, Canopy, Ramp, Wall
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: How crazy cool was this!! This ship is AT-AT like big and only the lucky kids got one of these back in 1984. I mean just look at the picture on the front of the box with all the Stormtroopers and Royal Guards impressively lined up.

Speeder Bike

Market Value:
Boxed $80 – $125
Loose $35 – $55

Speeder Bike
Accessories: Blow Apart Battle Damage
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Can still be found, but it’s getting tougher each year
Notes: The most commonly found vehicle from this line on the secondary market but still a very cool piece. The bike has a battle damage feature that allows you to hit a button and watch it break up into 3 pieces.

Tie Fighter (Battle Damaged)

Market Value:
Boxed $200 – $300
Loose $50 – $85

Tie Fighter (Battle Damaged)
Accessories: Battle Damage Wings, Opening Cockpit
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: This was basically a re-paint of the original Tie Fighter design, like the battle damaged X-Wing Fighter released for the Empire Strikes Back line. Still, the new paint and battle damage decals makes for a solid addition to the line.

Tie Interceptor

Market Value:
Boxed $250 – $375
Loose $85 – $115

Tie Interceptor
Accessories: Battle Damage Wings, Opening Cockpit
Years Released: 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: Yet another example of Kenner hitting it out of the park. Like the B-Wing, the Tie Interceptor was a late release to the line and not easily found when released. The Interceptor can be found easy enough on the secondary market but is getting harder and harder.

Y-Wing Fighter

Market Value:
Boxed $250 – $350
Loose $75 – $115

Y-Wing Fighter
Accessories: Bomb, Rotating Cannon, Canopy, Landing Gear
Years Released: 1983, 1984
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: The Y-Wing was an incredibly cool looking ship that really let kids assemble an armada worthy to face the dreaded empire. The ship itself was not as easy to find back in the day, and fetches some high prices on the secondary market.

With the release of Return of the Jedi in 1983, Star Wars and its cast of memorable characters had become household names. Kids all across the globe were dragging their parents to local toy stores to purchase the newest action figures and toys as fast they came out. So once again, Kenner cranked out some quality figures, ships and playsets based on the most recent movie. By this time, Star Wars had become a worldwide phenomenon, so of course the action figure line sold incredibly, even ridiculously well, and Kenner never disappointed with their quality toys.

Kenner released 31 amazing figures for their Return of the Jedi line, along with their accessories, ships and playsets. This brought the total number of figures produced to 79 in total for all three movies. Kenner did a good job of giving us new likenesses and outfits for our fan favorites, while still creating new and interesting characters to re-create our favorite movie scenes. Since the first wave of figures were released in advance of the actual movie release, Lucasfilm had asked Kenner to keep the images of the Ewok figures a secret for the time being, so Kenner blacked out the images on the card backs of Chief Chirpa and Logray to keep the surprise of the Ewok appearance a secret. Of course once we actually saw the Ewoks, we kind of wished they were still blacked out…..

This was a bitter/sweet time for most Star Wars fans because Return of the Jedi marked the end of George Lucas’ trilogy, and it didn’t look like there would be any more movies coming out any time soon. This meant no more new action figures from our heroes (little did we know that Kenner would launch Power of the Force in 1985). Kenner did another amazing job with the Return of the Jedi line, which included some memorable figures, ships and playsets. Several figures released during the original and Empire Strikes Back lines were re-released on the new Return of the Jedi cards, some with completely new action shots on the card front.