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The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ action figure line, circa 1980

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The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ action figure line, circa 1980

Fans who remember checking the pegs at Target for the latest releases in Kenner’s Star Wars action figure line can appreciate this: Eddie Utrata shares a mock-up of what a Guardians of the Galaxy action figure might have looked like in the 1980s, specifically the back of the card that holds the figure (which, if I’m being honest, was always my favorite part of browsing for action figures — looking at the back of the card to see what I was missing).

The box caught the attention of James Gunn, director of the big Guardians movie due in August:

For those unfamiliar with the back of a classic Star Wars action figure package, here’s a look at one (this one, obviously, is circa The Empire Strikes Back, which means they had a lot more figures available):

Utrata nails it really well; I think the only thing I’d argue with is having Groot and Rocket packaged together; that would be like getting C3PO and the smaller R2D2 in the same package, which would mean one less sales opportunity.

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