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Hasbro / FAO Schwartz Star Wars Wedge and Biggs Box Set:

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Hasbro FAO Schwartz Star Wars 12-inch Action Figure 2-Pack
Unopened Box from circa 1998

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Package Back. I should have paid more attention. It appears the package
is designed to become a "fold-out diorama" backdrop for the figures.

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Imprisoned in Carbonite... or cardboard... for nearly a quarter century!

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Wedge Antilles and Biggs Darklighter, two minor characters from the
Star Wars universe who became cult favorites, eventually meriting their own
action figures

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First breath of fresh air since 1998

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This might take a while. Still not as bad as a typical Bratz doll, though.

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So that's what's been behind us for two decades!
Yeah... woulda made a cool diorama backdrop... if some lard-head
hadn't torn it up and thrown it away!

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We're free!
Uh huh.
So... what do we do now?
I dunno.

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Do these guys look even remotely like Biggs and Wedge? NO! No, they do NOT!

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But... having a set of Smothers Brothers action figures is kinda cool!

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Worth the Price of Admission just for the Uniform and Accessories

These poor Hasbro Star Wars pilots have been stuck in their box since 1998, or nearly a quarter of a century.

These sets are extremely common on the secondary market (eBay), in unopened mint-in-box condition, usually retailing for $30 to $40 USD, plus another $10 or $15 for shipping.

It appears that more of these sets were sold to "collectors" who kept them pristine in the packaging than were actually sold to kids to play with. Now the Star Wars generation is beginning to die off and their once-treasured trash is turning up on eBay... where it's not selling unless the price is give-away cheap.

I opened the box after snapping this picture, took everything out, and discarded the packaging. Only while posting these pictures did I realize the packaging was intended to be used as a picturesque diorama backdrop. Oh well.

I actually purchased this set recently to use the orange jumpsuits and some of the accessories. It was only after realizing the uncanny resemblance to The Smothers Brothers that I began to consider keeping the figures. If you don't remember The Smothers Brothers... that's okay. They're not really relevant anymore. If you do remember The Smothers Brothers, then you're old enough that your kids are probably selling off your treasured heirlooms on eBay... and cursing your poor taste for not having saved anything of value.

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Dave I had to.poke fun on Flickr.. but seriously though. Now they're out of their cardboard prison, are you making them a ship?

Also this is so true, I had a Hasbro Planet of the Apes Cornelius doll when it was little. My brother took his soldier out of the pack, I kept mine in. Then I found him in a hobby shop years later for what my Mum paid for him when I was a kid. Haha.
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RealSarahdactyl wrote:
Dave I had to.poke fun on Flickr.. but seriously though. Now they're out of their cardboard prison, are you making them a ship?

Also this is so true, I had a Hasbro Planet of the Apes Cornelius doll when it was little. My brother took his soldier out of the pack, I kept mine in. Then I found him in a hobby shop years later for what my Mum paid for him when I was a kid. Haha.

I find it quite odd how some figures increase dramatically in value, sometimes within a short time after release, while others can be found decades later, mint in package, for less than original retail.

Razz There's not much point in having "pilot" figures unless they have something to fly, is there? There was a brief discussion about space ship control cabins on 'chat' recently which may have influenced the purchase of these figures. Embarassed

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I can see you having so much fun with these Dave , I am actually a little envious . Look forward to see where you go with these .

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Great pick up Dave! I shall look forward to what happens with the next? Though I suspect the figures (like mine) will end up in a storage tub Suspect, still in truth, maybe the best place for them?. Mean while, I'm sure the uni's will go to great use!

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