Star Wars Vintage 1978 A New Hope Die-Cast TIE Fighter
Loose ship in excellent condition, no Darth Vader included (Actual Photo Shown)
A New Hope - TIE Fighter. Kenner released their detailed die cast range of ships in 1978 along with their hugely successful 3 and 3/4? range of action figures. The die cast ships were at a much smaller scale than the action figures and never achieved the same level of popularity. The die cast line was released with collectors in mind and following declining sales the ships were discontinued after the release of the Empire Strikes Back die cast line in 1980, with Kenner focusing on the larger ships designed for their action figure range. Only eleven vintage die cast ships were ever released, which might explain why die cast is such a niche part of vintage Star Wars collecting. Die cast might be underrated but is an affordable and fun line to collect - and the only vintage Star Wars toys to star in the original films!