Toy vehicle, Land Speeder vehicle with packaging, licensed from the ‘Star Wars’ film, plastic / cardboard, Toltoys, Australia, 1978

Made by Toltoys in Australia, Oceania, 1978.

This is an item of original merchandise from the time of the first ‘Star Wars’ film (now known as ‘Episode Four: A New Hope’), written and directed by George Lucas. Found on Outer Rim worlds such as Tatooine, the V-35 land speeder was characterized by its angular nose, raised array of repulsor lift thrusters, and large barrel-shaped power plant. Owen and Beru Lars owned one of these land speeders, which they kept on their homestead on Tatooine.

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Summary

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Toy vehicle, Land Speeder vehicle with packaging, licensed from the 'Star Wars' film, plastic / cardboard, Toltoys, Australia, 1978

The Land Speeder is made of brown plastic with gold plastic trim. The vehicles two seats are made from black plastic black, as is the gearstick which sits between them. The domed windscreen is made from clear plastic. The Land Speeder is contained with a cardboard box with a colour illustration of figures in a Land Speeder vehicle. Printed colour photographs of a child playing with the Land Speeder are on the sides of the box. The text 'Star Wars Land Speeder' is printed across the front and sides of the box.

Production

The Land Speeder was made in Australia by Toltoys in 1978.
Toltoys 1978

History

The Land Speeder came from a collection of over 3000 toys accumulated by Barry Woodley of Sydney between 1980 and 2002. Woodley began collecting seriously at the age of 17. He was consistent in his approach, collecting only toy vehicles and robots licensed from television, film and other media such as comic books, that were in mint condition and in their original packaging. Woodley collected for his own pleasure and did not open the toys or play with them. The Land Speeder was sold with the rest of the Woodley collection by Goodman's auctioneers in 2002.
Barry Woodley 1980-2002

Source

Purchased, 2003
11 July, 2003

Cite this Object

Toy vehicle, Land Speeder vehicle with packaging, licensed from the 'Star Wars' film, plastic / cardboard, Toltoys, Australia, 1978 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 November 2017, <https://ma.as/11853>
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