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Vintage Star Wars Playsets: Cardboard Or Plastic
Bespin refugee - February 07, 2014





From the simplistic cardboard "Cantina Adventure Set" (including the blue Snaggletooth figure) to the 4 level plastic Death Star Playset.The Official Star Wars Blog takes a look back at the vintage Star Wars playsets. Cardboard and/or plastic, there were a variety of environments recreated during the vintage line; from Tatooine (the previously mentioned "Cantina Adventure Set", cardboard and plastic "Land of the Jawas" and "Creature Cantina", and, not seen onscreen, the "Droid Factory") to the Death Star (the US/Canada plastic version and the international cardboard version), Hoth (a reuse of the "Land of the Jawas" base), and Cloud City (unfortunately, only recreated in cardboard, once, in 3 3/4" scale); as well as, a number of international variations. Stay tuned for part 2, as they continue to look back at the playsets based on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi



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GPM in ICT
2014-02-10
3:18 pm

[quote name='Bespin refugee' timestamp='1392007700' post='16807661'] I didn't remember the Droid Factory having so many pieces. That's like the one thing I remember the most. There were these tiny white pegs thatcame with it that were lost almost immedietly... read more 
Bespin refugee
2014-02-10
4:48 am

I have all of them, except for, of course, the cardboard Death Star (which I wasn't even aware of, until I bought Sansweet's book in the mid 90's); thankfully, [I]somebody[/I] shopped the JC Penny & Sears catalogs, lol. I didn't remember the Droid Factory having so many pieces. ... read more 
yojoebro82
2014-02-10
3:58 am

Never had any vintage play sets but I love my cardboard Jabba and creature cantina play sets from POTF2. I wish they'd do more. I'd love a new Dagobah play set. 
jedicrippler
2014-02-09
9:45 pm

The chipboard Death Star was a European deal. It was never released here. And if I win the lottery, that's another thing on my buy eventually list. 
GPM in ICT
2014-02-09
8:09 pm

I had the Jawa, Hoth and Droid factory when I was younger. Loved the escape pod from the Jawa playset and being able to make an accurate R2 with a middle leg from the Droid factory. My best friend had the Deathstar playset (the pastic one, not the cardboard one) and I can remember being in awe of th... read more 
Lord_Unicron
2014-02-09
8:55 am

Oh I had the Droid Factory when it came out ... loved it, lots of fun. Also had a Death Star or maybe the bridge to Star Destroyer was kinda in a long triangle shape. SW had such awesome play sets and of all sizes and price ranges. 
CaptainTriumph
2014-02-08
4:50 pm

Wow, I don't even remember that cardboard death star set. 
Wheeljack35
2014-02-08
2:47 pm

I miss these and I feel they can do these again with more updated looking card backs 
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