With the holiday season fast approaching in late 1977, and knowing they didn’t have time to bring a toy line to market for Christmas, Kenner came up with a plan: Create a mail-away Certificate Program that entitled one to the first four action figures in the line (the Early Bird Kit), which then offered yet another mail-away redemption (the First Twelve Display Stand - see lot #41). It was risky, but it worked!
One of the most iconic vintage Star Wars collectibles, we are pleased to offer a high-grade Star Wars Early Bird Kit. The kit includes the first available Star Wars “toys” and was the second item available in the line. Our example includes the highly sought-after Double Telescoping Luke Skywalker (non-lettered saber), Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and our favorite astromech, R2-D2. A prestigious AFA 80, this one is complete and features a very bright white tray, clean box, catalog, and coupon. Many collectors will be paying close attention to this one as they look to upgrade to the coveted DT saber version. Encapsulated by AFA (80, 80, 85, 80), #14479315