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This Snaggletooth toy was added on August 2019 and originally released in 1978 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 2. It can be found online by using the following codes: UPC: 39030, and on eBay (#ad). With an average selling price of $482.58, this toy is highly collectible as it's selling for 242x 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 (126) 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.
Snaggletooth is the informal name for the character Zutton, also known as Zutmore in some sources, who is a Snivvian seen in the Mos Eisley Cantina in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope." In the Star Wars universe, the Snivvians are known for their short stature, distinctive snouts, and fur-lined faces.
There are two versions of the Snaggletooth figure:
The Blue Snaggletooth version is taller, has a blue outfit, silver boots, and does not match the character's appearance in the movie. The Blue Snaggletooth is the rarer of the two because it was produced as part of a Sears exclusive "Cantina Adventure Set" in the United States, which was sold during the holiday season of 1978. It was originally created because Kenner's designers did not have complete reference materials from the film; they only had a black and white photo of the character's head and assumed he was human-sized. When they realized the error, the figure was corrected to better match the film's character.
The version depicted above is the Red Snaggletooth version, which is shorter and has a more accurately colored red jumpsuit, which reflects the character's actual costume in the movie. This version was widely released and is much more common. It was included in the standard Kenner action figure line and sold in blister packs on cardbacks.
The Blue Snaggletooth is rarer of two and can only be found loose as it was never released on a hardback (it was part of the Sears Cantina Adventure Set).