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Vintage Star Wars die cast toys


The first issue die cast cardback shows the 1978 released first 12 action figures on the rear of the card. The card postdates its 3 and 3/4” counterpart as it shows photos of the available action figures in 12 individual squares, rather than a line of hand drawn characters. The die cast cardback also featured the now highly sought after vinyl caped Jawa.

Only the Land Speeder, X-Wing and TIE Fighter were available on these cards but these ships were not advertised on the cardback - presumably as they were still in pre-production during the design of the card. The lower half of the cardback shows the equivalent large scale ships rather than the die cast versions, and also features the ‘kid-sized’ Laser Pistol, Rifle and Light Saber.

The front of the Land Speeder SW12A eroneously featured a mirror image of the toy, which was subsequently corrected on the SW12B card although the SW12B back remained the same.


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