This listing is for one Darth Vader TIE Fighter vehicle from Kenner. This vehicle is from the original Star Wars Collection. This vehicle was made in 1978 and widely available in 1979. The Kenner part number is 39100.
Also included in this listing is the original Kenner box. This listing does not include the instructions, internal packaging material or Kenner toy catalog. This is one of the best vehicles that Kenner produced for the original Star Wars movie lots of molding details and it looks great. See the Condition section for more details.
This has been part of my Star Wars collection since I was a kid. It was opened and played with for many years. The vehicle is still in overall very good condition and the stickers have held on very well but not perfectly (see detailed pictures). One of the stickers on the left wing was torn a long time ago and some tape was applied to try to fix it. I think it happened when I originally tried to apply the stickers.
The stickers are generally straight and well-centered but they are not exactly aligned. There are also some small bubbles. The buttons to eject each wing work properly and the internal springs appear to be in good shape. The cockpit opens and closes properly, and the seat moves up and down with the handle. The cockpit window looks great there might be some minor yellowing around the edges but I dont see much.
Regarding the electronic features, the light on the chin of the cockpit will light up (2 AA batteries required but not included). However, the battle sound is not functioning.There are some videos on how to open up the toy and repair this but someone else can decide if that is important. The battery compartment is very clean with no visible corrosion. Overall, this vehicle is in great condition. It can use some detailed cleaning.
Regarding the box, it is in good condition and holding its general shape. There is factory tape still holding one side of the box closed.
The other side of the box has been opened and some kind of masking tape was used to reseal the end. I think I used this as a moving box back in the early 1980s. I wrote my name and odds and ends on the box in a couple locations. Despite these issues and the general wear of a 40+ year old box, it is in really good condition. Pictures are of the actual item you will receive.Item comes from a smoke-free and pet-free home. Feel free to ask me any questions. Denver residents may pay in cash if picking up from me directly. The item "Star Wars Vintage A New Hope Darth Vader TIE Fighter Vehicle + Box 1978" is in sale since Thursday, April 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Action Figures\TV, Movie & Video Games". The seller is "run_david_run" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.