Brian's Toy Box
This week’s featured item is the twelve inch Chewbacca in an extremely rare Empire Strikes Back box. Because this item's value primarily comes from its unusual packaging, you could almost throw the Chewbacca figure in the garbage and the box alone would retain the item's entire value!
It's unclear, even to collecting experts, whether this Chewbacca was ever commercially released, with many claiming that the only reason any haver appeared on the market is they slipped out the back door of Kenner or were a toy salesperson’s sample. Regardless, this limited production makes this piece extremely tough to find.
While the ESB box is not factory sealed, it did receive a grade of C-6 and includes the original cardboard inserts. The item inside is complete and received the high grade of C-9 for condition. There were four other twelve inch figures that were packaged with the ESB logo box: Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett and IG-88. Like the Chewbacca, the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper were also released in very small numbers with the ESB logo.
Next week I'll discuss the newest toys being released by Hasbro in connection with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Force Friday's toy revealing should bring out some must-have items for collectors! Visit brianstoys.com on September 30th at midnight to be one of the first to purchase the new Rogue One items.
My name is Travis Stein and I am the purchasing manager for Brian’s Toys. I enjoy finding interesting or unique pieces to share with the toy
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