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 first-release Princess Leia from 1978. This 12 Back-A example is perhaps the most undergraded piece in the entire Fall Auction. The front of the card is as good as it gets: unpunched, no price tag sticker residue, no creasing, no veining, no edgewear. The reverse is just as good aside from a very faint horizontal vein that appears at the point that backs the top of the bubble. The bubble is beautiful – it’s clear, no yellowing or tinting, and of perfect form with no dents or dings. The figure is a bit of an off-white but no yellowing whatsoever. We feel like this one presents as an 85, with no qualifiers. Take a look for yourself. Astute collectors that value the piece itself over assigned grade will certainly not hesitate to bid on an outstanding example of this first-release icon. Encapsulated by AFA (75+, 80-85-75), #15148889