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On display at Young V&A
Imagine Gallery, Small Worlds, Case 2, Shelf 2

Chewbacca

Packaged Action Figure
1977-1978 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Figure contained in a bubble pack, printed in colours to show the title and photograph of the film actor wearing the costume. The transparent bubble is located in lower left corner. On the back of the card is a list of other characters with photographs.

Figure of injection moulded plastic; brown and modelled to represent fur, with white and black trim; carrying a black plastic laser rifle in its right hand. Jointed at shoulders and hips. It has a red painted mouth, white teeth, blue eyes, silver bandolier and black bag.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • Chewbacca (manufacturer's title)
  • Star Wars (series title)
Materials and techniques
injection moulded plastic, printed card
Brief description
Chewbacca; action figure; Hong Kong; 1977/78
Physical description
Figure contained in a bubble pack, printed in colours to show the title and photograph of the film actor wearing the costume. The transparent bubble is located in lower left corner. On the back of the card is a list of other characters with photographs.

Figure of injection moulded plastic; brown and modelled to represent fur, with white and black trim; carrying a black plastic laser rifle in its right hand. Jointed at shoulders and hips. It has a red painted mouth, white teeth, blue eyes, silver bandolier and black bag.
Dimensions
  • Packaging height: 229mm
  • Packaging width: 153mm
  • Figure height: 108mm
Production typeMass produced
Gallery label
A bright centre to the universe The galaxy of the Star Wars films is enormous, and it has a lot of characters that have been made into toys. It isn’t just the star players who are duplicated in miniature. There are many toy background figures who don’t even speak in the films, like FX-7 or an Ugnaught. This variety creates a universe of play possibilities. [Young V&A, Imagine Gallery, Small Worlds, long object label](01/07/2023)
Credit line
Given by the Palitoy Company.
Object history
References: Star Wars; film with copyright of 1977 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Characters: © 1977 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
©Kenner Products; a Division of General Mills Fun Group Inc; 1978

Ages 4 and up.
Subjects depicted
Literary referenceStar Wars
Other number
38210 - Model number
Collection
Accession number
B.1040-1993

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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