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

Sand People

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

Figure contained inside 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 is a list of the other characters with photographs.

Figure of injection moulded plastic, beige with dark brown and silver trim, long sleeveless coat of beige PVC and weapon ('Gaderffii Stick') of dark brown plastic. Jointed at the neck, shoulder and hips. Features on the head and body are highlighted with silver, black and brown paint.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • Sand People (manufacturer's title)
  • Star Wars (series title)
  • Tusken Raider (alternative title)
Materials and techniques
injection moulded plastic, printed card
Brief description
Sand People; action figure; Hong Kong; 1977/78
Physical description
Figure contained inside 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 is a list of the other characters with photographs.

Figure of injection moulded plastic, beige with dark brown and silver trim, long sleeveless coat of beige PVC and weapon ('Gaderffii Stick') of dark brown plastic. Jointed at the neck, shoulder and hips. Features on the head and body are highlighted with silver, black and brown paint.
Dimensions
  • Height: 22.9cm
  • Width: 15.3cm
  • Figure height: 9.6cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
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 ™ Trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. Licensed in Great Britain to Palitoy

ages 4 and up also licensed in United States to Kenner Products
Subject depicted
Literary referenceStar Wars
Collection
Accession number
B.1050-1993

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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