In celebration of Cinco de Mayo (by the way, Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone), Starwars.com is running a story on the line of vintage Star Wars 12-inch figures that were released by a company called Lili Ledy in 1978-79.
See the excerpt below:
"The set of seven Lili Ledy 12-inch dolls from Mexico is regarded by many as the most famous, or infamous, group of Star Wars collectibles ever to emerge from south of the border, a distinction earned by both their rarity and their unique design. Specifically, there are three reasons collectors avidly seek out this set:
- The sculpts for each character are different from their US counterparts, and the Tusken Raider figure wasn't even released in the US - They are very rare -- putting together a complete set can be extremely challenging - Very little is known about them, other than the fragments of information printed on the packaging. This lack of information has only enhanced the mythos surrounding these figures"
Check out the rest of the article and pics of the seven vintage 12-inch figures here.