Dating back to 1978, and following Kenner’s first mail-away redemption (Lot #20), Star Wars action figures began hitting retail shelves. The first twelve, now known as 12 Back-A, were an instant sensation and were followed by two subsequent releases known as 12 Back-B and 12 Back-C. LCG Auctions is proud to present an exclusive offering of the complete run of all twelve of the first-release, 12 Back-A, Star Wars action figures from Kenner. Historically significant, these twelve action figures are credited with helping launch the most iconic toy line of all-time.
Here we present a gorgeous first-release Luke Skywalker from 1978. This 12 Back-A example showcases a strong card assigned an outstanding subgrade of 85. Vintage Target price sticker adorns the top corner; no creasing, no veining, no edgewear – and the reverse is just as good. The bubble is crystal clear with no yellowing or tinting but there are hairline fractures on the sides of the stem as well as denting to both back areas of the top corners of the bubble. Upon close examination, the torso of the figure exhibits some faint yellowing. Overall, a wonderful piece with imperfections only noticeable when examined closely. Those looking for great display value will find this historical first-release Luke a can’t-miss auction lot come October 24th. Encapsulated by AFA (80+, 85-75-85), #10153640