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This Luke Skywalker toy was added on January 2019 and originally released in 1977 with a retail price of $1.99. This action figure is part of the Star Wars genre within the Kenner Vintage Collection series and included in Wave 1. It can be found online by using the following codes: UPC: 38180, and on eBay (#ad). With an average selling price of $1,092.14, this toy is highly collectible as it's selling for 548x over its retail price. Not surpringly, this toy ranks in the Top20 within it's stats category for the Kenner Vintage Collection category. Hundreds of collectors have this toy (151) in their user collections, so it does seem to be very popular. Some of these figures are specifying that they are unpunched, which may have higher value over punched cardbacks. AFA auctions are considered in determining the value of this item, potentially leading to a greater variance in the price range.
Only three action figures were released with a double telescoping lightsaber: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi. This was a two-stage lightsaber accessory where a thinner lightsaber blade slides out from the main thicker one, mimicking the lightsaber activation seen in the films.
Kenner later switched to a single-piece lightsaber due to the fragility and cost of the double telescoping design.
These double telescoping lightsabers are extremely rare and are highly sought after by collectors. Notably, the Luke Skywalker figure with the double telescoping lightsaber is one of the rarest and most valuable Star Wars figures due to its limited production run.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of fake and replica double telescoping lightsabers which are hard to spot, but not impossible:
Genuine lightsabers tend to have a specific color and level of transparency. Reproductions may not match the exact hue or the clearness of the original.
Authentic lightsabers often have specific molding marks or lack of them, as well as lettering inside the hilt. Replicas may not have these marks, or they might be in the wrong place.
The original double telescoping lightsabers had a certain length and the inner saber tapered to a point. Many fakes either don't taper correctly or have different lengths when compared to authentic ones.
Under a black light, authentic Kenner lightsabers will usually fluoresce due to the type of plastic used. Reproductions typically do not have this characteristic.
Vintage Star Wars Variants: Luke Skywalker Farmboy by www.youtube.com
Channel Action Figure Grader, also known as John, today I'm discussing the iconic Star Wars FarmBoy Luke Skywalker action figure. This figure is especially special because it was one of the original twelve produced and there are so many variations available, at least two dozen actually. I have six variants with me today, most of them are AF graded with one CAS graded one. This figure definitely ranks in my top five, mainly due to the sheer variations available which makes collecting them almost infinite. The first figure I want to show you is the Luke Skywalker letter on saber hilt from Hong Kong, near-mint condition with dark paint color and extremely bright yellow hair, indicative of an early release. With significant paint color differences between each version and minor details that only true collectors can appreciate, this variant is incredibly desirable. My personal thoughts are based on CAS vs. AFA graded figures, and generally, I believe CAS is a bit lenient with respect to grading scores. Although the figures show some signs of aging or sun damage over time, like changes in hues of white and perfect black color around the belt, they still get high scores from CAS. The last two in my collections are the rarest and most expensive too, with the figure getting highest prices including the orange haired Luke and the dark brown haired Luke. But the thrill lies in infinite variations to collect from and the sheer joy of owning such a classic icon from pop culture. One must be careful and knowledgeable about the consistency in prices when purchasing.