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Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) - ESB - Basic

Luke Skywalker
(Hoth Battle Gear)

Detailed Visual Analysis

Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear)

General Analysis

After we all utilized Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear) as our Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) figure when we were little kids, did any of us pay much attention to this classic 1982 action figure when it was released? Of course, we did. Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) arrived way too late in the line and will go down in history as one of the most untimely action figures of all time. Perhaps to create a diverse line, or maybe to hide movie secrets, Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) was reserved for the final series of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Kenner mini action figures. Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) doesn’t bring all that much new to the Kenner line, but it was a unique type of figure because it was part “action pose” and Kenner etched more detail into him than past figures in the line. Looking at the crinkles in his outfit with the waffle pattern on his vest only confirms that Kenner went above and beyond with this interpretation of Luke Skywalker. The figure also came with a strapped blaster rifle, something the character didn’t use in the film. Also missing here is Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. (They should have used the one from Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) and included it here too. Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) looks fantastic on the Tauntaun and fleshing out any Hoth inspired display we created as kids and adults. Trivia lovers may like to know that this figure was called Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) in some packaging in Canada.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2012's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) (VC95) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear)

Collection: The Empire Strikes Back

Source: The Empire Strikes Back

Release: 1982

Status: Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 69610


Retail: $1.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear)

• Trilogo

• Packaging features a notceably lighter image when compared to the American Kenner card art.

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

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

  1. ESB-45A
  2. ESB-47
  3. ESB-48A
  4. ESB-48C
  1. ROTJ-48
  2. ROTJ-65A
  3. ROTJ-77A

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

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: September 3, 2018
Category: Empire Strikes Back, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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