Posted by Jobi-Wan on March 8, 2024 at 08:16 AM CST
Hello there Rebelscum! Thereís no denying we live in a golden age of toys, when nearly every property you can think of has a toy line. But you know when the last golden age was? The 1980s! (Okay, and late 1970s.) New toy lines were everywhere, innovation was at its peak, and many of the lines that were begun in that era are still going strong today. Feeling nostalgic? A bunch of those toy lines are up for auction now at Hakes.com -- read on for some of the highlights!

Some of these vintage items are hard to find, so the prices are already climbing. Check out some of the vintage items available now!



THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) - ACTION DISPLAY STAND BOXED SET.

Header display box contains Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back action figure display stand box, display stand w/name label strip, "Star Wars" backdrop card (w/Death Star, X-Wing and TIE Fighter), "Action Display Stand" instruction sheet and six 3.25" to 3.75" tall Kenner action figures - Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Princess Leia Organa (Bespin), Lando Calrissian, Bossk, Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth) and FX-7 (Medical Droid) - w/weapons. Box shows obvious wear, w/heavy surface paper wear/loss to left end and some creasing to top of box. Header card has pair of approx. 2" creases at left/right, but has not been fully folded over. Slight fade to main box panel at right. Box is VG overall, but rare. Display stand has some scattered rubs/creases to name label strip and some lt. surface dust soiling. Fine/VF. Backdrop card has all over creasing and is Fine overall. Instruction sheet is Exc. Luke Skywalker figure has some lt. paint wear to hair and is o/w VF/Exc. Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper has slight pinkish discoloration to arms/legs and is VF/Exc while others are all NM. Very rare Empire boxed set.




REVENGE OF THE JEDI (1982) - MOCK-UP CONCEPT PROOF CARD AFA NG NO GRADE (ALTERNATE REVENGE LOGO)

AFA graded and encapsulated mock-up card for Kenner's then-titled Star Wars: Revenge Of The Jedi toyline, which later had the title changed to the more familiar Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi. Mock-up was made using an Empire Strikes Back Bespin Security Guard (Black Variety) 45 Back blister card (the paper that mock-up section has been crafted on can be slightly lifted at edge, revealing character), and front has completely hand-done mixed media design using alternate "Star Wars: Revenge Of The Jedi" logo, featuring a more comic book-like design. Typical of the graphic design process at the time, several mock-ups were created using different possible logo treatments to narrow down a design that would be used consistently across the line. Archival case. AFA NG (No Grade). Rare and unique piece of Star Wars history and a must-have for any serious collection. Comes with notarized Collectible Investment Brokerage (CIB) LOA.




STAR WARS (1978) - EARLY BIRD MAIL-AWAY KIT (DOUBLE-TELESCOPING LUKES SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA & R2-D2) NEAR COMPLETE KIT

©1977 20th Century Fox. Large 9.5x19" stiff illustrated cardboard envelope contains near complete kit which was available for limited time and marked "Not To Be Sold After December 31st, 1977." Lt. aging/handling wear. One piece of 3" long modern clear tape near open edge on back. Flap on reverse is still sealed as kit was originally cut opened on right edge, but envelope is clean w/VF appearance. Kit is missing the Early Bird certificate mail-in portion, which was mailed to receive this included set (receipt stub present w/typed date "Friday December 2, 1977") that was mailed in to obtain a set of four Star Wars action figures available prior to the release in stores. Main piece of kit is 18x18" stiff cardboard sheet that was to be used as display stand for the first 12 figures in the Star Wars Kenner action figure line. Attached to the bottom of sheet are a pair of full color photos and "Space Club Card" which have not been separated along perforation. Membership card is blank. Small tabs where action figures were to be placed are unpunched. Includes 2.5x4" sticker sheet. Display is unused and NM. Set of four Kenner Star Wars action figures available prior to their release in the stores acquired by mailing in Early Bird Certificate are in 5x8x1.25" deep white mailer box, opened on right side. Small loss of surface paper on reverse, original address label has some aging. Ink pen notation at upper left corner w/neatly printed receipt date and included figures names, undoubtedly done by the most dutiful of mothers. Open box contains plastic tray (minimal small denting) w/first four action figures including standard blonde Luke Skywalker w/the desirable double telescoping lightsaber, Princess Leia w/pistol, Chewbacca w/bowcaster and R2-D2 w/dark blue paint. Box has some wear from mailing as expected with some creasing. Fine w/contents NM as packaged, all figures sealed in original bags as unused. Includes mini-catalog and bagged foot pegs for display stand. Bonus material includes original Sears store bag w/pen notes, very nicely taped to store the Certificate Package. Also includes four mimeographed copies of Early Bird Certificate. Just comes along. This is a rare opportunity to buy the full package w/full history notations by original owner. The historic very first action figures in the original Star Wars line.




PALITOY RETURN OF THE JEDI (1984) - GENERAL MADINE TRI-LOGO 70 BACK-B AFA 60 Y-EX

Tri-Logo blister card contains 3.75" tall action figure. Rebel battle staff loose within blister. Released w/English, Spanish and French text by Palitoy. Card has been punched. Blister is yellow. Archival case. AFA subgrades are as follows - C60 B70 F85. One of the rarest production Star Wars figures and the rarest of the Tri-Logo series. Unlike all other Tri-Logo figures that were sold in multiple countries throughout Europe, General Madine was only released on a Tri-Logo card in France, further adding to the rarity of this figure. One of just ten graded by AFA, this is the first example we have offered in any condition.




THE POWER OF THE FORCE (1985) - YAK FACE 92 BACK AFA 70 Y-EX+ (KENNER CANADA)

Blister card contains 4" tall Kenner action figure and matching aluminum collectors coin. Canadian issue. The most desirable of last 17 vintage issued figures and only released in foreign outlets. Card has been partially punched, but hang tab remains in place. Blister is yellow. Additional AFA support around blister. Archival case. AFA subgrades are as follows - C80 B70 F85.


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