BESPIN SECURITY GUARD

Source:
  (The Empire Strikes Back)


Date Stamp: 1980

Carded Availability:
  The Empire Strikes Back
  Return of the Jedi

Assortment No. : 39810

Retail: $2.49

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • Bespin Blaster


  • Point of Interest: 
      This figure fist appeared on The Empire Strikes Back 31 back card.

    Comments: The poor Bespin Security Guard I gets no respect at all. Not only did he have to deal with Kenner shaving off his beard without permission, he had his name unceremoniously passed down to a guy who, although much more dramatically posed, canít hold a candle to our man in blue. Donít worry 'Bad News Bespin Brown' (thatís what his friends call him), to the vintage community you will always be number one!

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Bespin Security Guard I figure has no truly major variations. There are many minor variations in the figureís coloring and moustache, but only the most miniscule sculpt variations.

    There is rumored to exist a version with a gold hat, which was to be offered as a prize from a store in Europe, but there is not a single example documented from a reliable source. With the great ease of faking this variation, it is virtually impossible to confirm its existence.

    Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.


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