Date Stamp: 1979
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Assortment No. : 39040
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
Though pictured on the back of the Star Wars 20 and 21 back cards with a Stormtrooper blaster, the figure was packed with a Han Solo Blaster.
The red version of this figure first appeared on the star Wars 20 back card. The blue version was never available on a blister card, but it was originally included in the Cantina Adventure Set.
Comments: Common vintage Star Wars misconception regarding the famous Snaggletooth blue and red variations: Everyone knows that the blue one came from the Cantina Adventure set sold exclusively through Sears and never shipped as a single carded version, but that is only part of the whole truth. The red version was also packed in as a replacement for the blue in the set as well as being released on the card. Surprisingly –as any time on eBay will prove- the blue version isn’t half as rare as most people think, though still by no means is as overly abundant as it’s shorter counterpart. Both versions are featured below.
Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, Snaggletooth has one of the most popular major variations in the vintage line. The Snaggletooth originally packed into the Cantina Adventure Set playset was a completely unique sculpt.
Text D. Martin Myatt. Photography by D. Martin Myatt & Dan Curto.
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