Monday, April 9, 2007

Bend-Ems Stormtrooper

Here is a fun little Stormtrooper that came out in the mid nineties. They are from a company called Just Toys (great name) and are part of the Star Wars Bend-Ems line of toys. These were the closest things to present day Star Wars action figures before Kenner/Hasbro started releasing new figures.

These Stormtroopers came carded and in box sets usually packed with a Topps trading card or sometimes (in the sets) a collectable coin. Most of these figures did not come with separate accessories, such as weapons, but when a figure did have a weapon it was molded to their hand.

While I like the Stormtrooper figure from this series, my favorites have to be Darth Vader and Boba Fett. If you have a moment check out a new Star Wars collectors site I found called that has these archived with photos and packaging descriptions.

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