WEG-1618 (Unreleased Packaging), Star Tours/SAGA, 2003
Unproduced Card Design
This is an unreleased salesman sample of one of the Wave 1 Star Tours figures featuring a 2003 SAGA card back. This figure was originally released in 2002 on a Power of the Jedi card. In 2003, a whole new second wave of figures were released on SAGA card backs. However, plans to re-release the first wave on this card back design were cancelled.
History of Star Tours Figures:
Hasbro launched the Disney Star Tours line in 2002 to commemorate the Walt Disney Parks attraction. The first wave of 6 figures were released on Power of the Jedi card backs.
In 2003, a second wave of 3 figures were released on SAGA cards. There were plans to re-release some of wave 1 figures on this packaging as well as a 3rd wave. However, these plans were cancelled.
In 2005, Hasbro finally released the third and final wave of Star Tours carded figures. Very limited examples of these figures were produced also on SAGA card backs as salesman samples.