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