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Bespin Security Guard [A] - ESB - Basic

Bespin Security Guard

Detailed Visual Analysis

Bespin Security Guard

General Analysis

The action figure isn’t the character featured on the packaging artwork. And the character featured on the packaging artwork isn’t the action figure inside of the bubble! We could play this “chicken or the egg” back-and-forth game for eternity, but the bottom line is that Kenner got confused. The actual figure represents the Helder Spinoza character from Episode V. However; the artwork features the Pedar Solardo character. As a result, we have a unique Bespin Security Guard to round out THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Kenner toy line. Both characters were visible within the hallowed hallways of Cloud City in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, but only Helder Spinoza received the honor of getting forever immortalized in the Star Wars action figure line. The figure itself arrived in a variety of ways. These include varying degrees of gold paint (from bold to faint), fluctuating lengths of his mustache, and even the red color on his cuffs can differ from one figure to the next. As kids, we needed plenty of Bespin Security Guards to make our play scenes believable, but ultimately we only got two. It’s not a standout figure, but it was great to see so many different types of people represented in the Original Trilogy. Bespin/Cloud City was one facet of the Star Wars universe that prominently featured this. We still don’t have a modern update to this Bespin Security Guard figure, and I hope that Hasbro makes it a point of focus for the revitalized THE VINTAGE COLLECTION vision.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2022's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Bespin Security Guard (Helder Spinoza) (VC233) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: Bespin Security Guard

Collection: The Empire Strikes Back

Source: The Empire Strikes Back

Release: 1980

Status: Bespin Security Guard is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 39810


Retail: $1.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• Bespin Security Guard

• Return Of The Jedi/Trilogo Hybrid

• Packaging features a RETURN OF THE JEDI card front and a Trilogo card back.

• As per the card back, Bespin Security Guard was not officially part of the Trilogo lineup.

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose):

  1. long Mustache
  2. short Mustache

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. ESB-31A
  2. ESB-32A
  3. ESB-32C
  4. ESB-41A
  5. ESB-41C
  1. ESB-41E
  2. ESB-45A
  3. ESB-47
  4. ESB-48A
  5. ESB-48B
  1. ROTJ-48
  2. ROTJ-77A
  3. ROTJ-77B

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: July 24, 2018
Category: Empire Strikes Back, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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