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Stormtrooper

Action Figure
1977-1979 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Action figure representing an Imperial Stormtrooper, an armoured soldier, from Star Wars.

1. A window box with front flap, card printed in colours to show photographs of the toy, together with titling and some instructions about special features

2. A box lining, orange card to which the figure is attached by wires

3. A figure, an armoured soldier, white moulded PVC, jointed at the shoulders, wrists and hips. Parts of the figure are moulded in black plastic and black is also used as a trim.

4. A black plastic laser rifle which can be held in hand or hung on belt

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Box
  • Packaging
  • Packaging
  • Doll
  • Rifle
Titles
  • Stormtrooper (manufacturer's title)
  • Large Size Action Figure (generic title)
Materials and techniques
printed card box and instructions; polyvinyl-chloride
Brief description
Stormtrooper Action Figure; Hong Kong; 1977-79
Physical description
Action figure representing an Imperial Stormtrooper, an armoured soldier, from Star Wars.

1. A window box with front flap, card printed in colours to show photographs of the toy, together with titling and some instructions about special features

2. A box lining, orange card to which the figure is attached by wires

3. A figure, an armoured soldier, white moulded PVC, jointed at the shoulders, wrists and hips. Parts of the figure are moulded in black plastic and black is also used as a trim.

4. A black plastic laser rifle which can be held in hand or hung on belt
Dimensions
  • Height: 05mm
  • Width: 110mm
  • Depth: 65mm
Height: 13¼in (33.7cm) Width 2: 6¼in (15.8cm) Depth: 3½in (8.9cm)
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
Licensed in Great Britain to Denys Fisher Toys and in United States to Kenner Products Division of General Mills Fun Group Inc. ™Trademarks owned by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and used by Denys Fisher Toys under authorisation. © Kenner Products; Division of General Mills Fun Group Inc 1978 Character © 1977 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
Credit line
Given by the Palitoy Company
Object history
References: Star Wars; film with copyright of 1977 by 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Production
This is the version of the toy which was sold in Great Britain. It is the same as the US version and is housed in almost an identical box; only the wording has been changed with regards to the copyrights.
Subjects depicted
Literary referenceStar Wars
Collection
Accession number
B.1019:1 to 4-1993

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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