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This Early Bird Set toy was added on July 2022 and originally released in 1978. It may be harder to find this action figure as it's an exclusive to Mail. This action figure is part of the Star Wars genre within the Kenner Vintage Collection series. With an average selling price of $2,499.00, this toy is not very valuable as it's selling for less than retail and is trending down. Only 6 of these items are in user collections, but since it is a vintage item that is 45 years old, it may be harder to find.
The real excitement for fans began in early 1978 when Kenner fulfilled these promises by shipping out the actual Early Bird Set, which included the first four Star Wars action figures.
Luke Skywalker: Sporting his Tatooine farmboy attire, complete with a telescoping lightsaber that extended from his arm (later changed to a simpler, non-telescoping version).
Princess Leia Organa: Dressed in her white gown from A New Hope and equipped with a small blaster.
Chewbacca: The Wookiee came with his trademark bandolier and a bowcaster.
R2-D2: The beloved droid had a clicking rotating head and was decorated with details from the film.
These figures were initially mailed to customers in a plain white box along with a cardboard display stand, which featured pegs for the figures, and colorful graphics in the background, stickers, and a Star Wars fan club membership card. This was the first time these figures were physically available, and they quickly became must-haves for fans of the franchise.
The figures were smaller in scale (3.75 inches) than many contemporary toy lines, which was a deliberate choice to keep costs down and to allow for a variety of vehicles and playsets to be made to scale with the figures. This size would become an industry standard for action figures, in large part due to the success of the Star Wars line.