While it could be said that Kenner was caught with it's pants down when meeting demand for toys based on Star Wars in 1977, nobody would call them slouchs when it came to the sequel, the Emprie Strikes Back. They were more than prepared to meet the demand they created by offering mysterious new characters like "Boba Fett" and "Bossk". Seeing that I was 9 at the time this stuff came out, I can honestly remember the fever it caused.
Click on the images below to be transported again to the 1980 Kenner Star Wars offerings:
First and foremost it was about the figures, Kenner's original twelve are a memory I can't erase.
Seeing these displays for the first time in years was a real trip, the X Wing Fighter was vital to this line, how else would you blow up The Deathstar?
Click on the pics to see the Star Wars Vehicles section.
I honestly think Star Wars Death Star playset goes in the top five playsets ever.
The lightsaber and diecast vehicles are still being produced in different forms today, I'd call that a success.
The twelve inch Star Wars characters were a popular thing on my wishlists.
Remote controlled R2-D2 could double as an action figure.