1982 Star Wars Micro Collection Hoth Wampa Cave MIB, REVENGE of the Jedi promo, cardboard insert, sealed bags

$100.00

We have two of these sets, both minty with sealed bags, inserts, etc. And both with Holy Grail pre-release, error Revenge of the Jedi color promo! Box is in good shape, normal shelf wear. Figures are still in sealed bags. Never been played with. The set is complete!

I don't know how these things continue to fly under the radar. Everyone gets excited about Revenge of the Jedi movie posters, and why not, but to my knowledge this is the only other place you can get an actual published reference by Kenner to Revenge of the Jedi as opposed to Return of the Jedi. Right here in SOME of these one year, one shot Micro Collections that everyone ignored then. On top of all that, and rarity, these are way more compact and easy to collect than the full-size line. You could fit the entire Micro Collection run in a regular-size Tydirium box and have room for a half-scale Wicket for cushioning. Someday, like the battle for Galactic control itself, the tide will also turn on these great collectibles. These are really cool, check one out!

For some further backstory, here's what the SWCA.com (Star Wars Collector's Archive) explains about the short-lived history of the Kenner Micro Collection:

And here's the Star Wars Collector's Archive discussion on the background for the one-year only limited run of Micro Collection sets after the release of Empire, and hence, why they are so rare ... and the rarest of the production runs was this Falcon:

"Kenner's Micro Collection line of toys was both revolutionary and short-lived. Whereas today, nearly every major toy line has a micro-scale division, in 1982, when the Micro Collection was introduced, it received a rather tepid response at retail, and was cancelled after only one year. The Micro Collection playsets were based on key action sequences from Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Each set came with a varying number of posed metal figures, as well as a sort of plastic stage, which served as a miniature 'environment' in which kids could play out their favorite Star Wars moments.

"The figures' lack of posability is often cited as a key factor in the demise of the line; but this is a somewhat simplistic explanation for why the Micro Collection never really took off. By 1982, the ESB line was fast drawing to a close; more importantly, kids' interests were increasingly being drawn away from Star Wars towards competing action figure brands, such as Masters of the Universe and the 33/4" incarnation of G.I. Joe. It was simply a poor time to introduce such an extensive and unfamiliar product line. Had it been launched more conservatively, and amidst the rush of hype surrounding the 1983 release of Return of the Jedi, the Micro Collection might have fared much better. But as it turned out, the line was cancelled, and Star Wars collectors had to wait until 1994, the year that Galoob introduced their popular line of Star Wars Micro Machines, before they could again buy micro-scale toy products.

"In all, 70 die-cast metal figures were released, each coming as part of either a retail playset or the one mail-away premium attached to the line, the so-called 'Build Your Armies' figure set."

BTW we will also be listing the Build Your Armies set, minty and fresh.

May the Force be with you.

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7-20-18 WE NOTICED A SHIPPING GLITCH RELATIVE TO OVERSEAS SHIPPING. SOME OF OUR ITEMS ARE MARKED AS $14 FOR SHIPPING BOTH DOMESTIC AND "EVERYWHERE ELSE." THIS IS IN ERROR -- WE DO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY, BUT THE PRICE NEEDS TO BE SET INDIVIDUALLY, SO CONTACT US IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SHIPPING, AND DISREGARD THE $14 PLEASE. WE HAVE SHIPPED OUT TWO ITEMS INTERNATIONALLY IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS AND WERE GLAD TO EAT THE SHIPPING OVERAGE, BUT WE NEED TO TIGHTEN THAT UP. HENCE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS TO REDO THE SHIPPING ON THEM. THANKS EVERYONE!

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"Before you assume that your mailpiece is delayed or possibly lost, it pays to check the delivery standards for the mail class being used to send the mailpiece. Delivery time varies from one class of mail to another. It may be possible that the mailpiece is still in transit and is not lost or delayed depending on what class of mail is being used and how long ago it was mailed. The following chart outlines the delivery standards for various mail classes and indicates how long you should wait before you contact customer assistance with a concern:"

MAIL CLASS DELIVERY STANDARD
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We have had issues with the USPS ground taking 3 or more days past the estimated date. Once the package leaves our office, we have no control over the shipping time, unless it is shipped priority express (which will be a significant change in shipping price of course). You will need to take into consideration weather depending on the location in the US.

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