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Star Wars Electronic Power F/X Figures
Power of the Force, 1997


In 1997, Kenner introduced a line of 3.75" action figures that included built-in electronics to enhance the toy's playability.  Each set included a remote-activated base to control the figure's movement.  The figures featured light-up accessories and/or sound effects.

Electronic Power F/X Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi

Darth Vader vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Unreleased Concepts:

According to these internal photos, Kenner had developed several additional characters for the lineup to include light-up blasters.  These hand-made kit-bashed sets were made by the Kenner model shop using existing toys.

Chewbacca is shown with a Stormtrooper blaster,  carrying a disassembled C-3PO on his back for a possible Bespin set.  Note that a removeable limb C-3PO was released the following year as part of the basic figure assortment.

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This Stormtrooper has the Sandtrooper backpack likely to hide the battery compartment.  The base included an exploding door feature.

Princess Leia Organa is pictured with a mini-detention block base that included a blast door to make a quick escape into the trash compactor.

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Cardboard cutout depicts an army of Stormtroopers on the attack.  Unlike many of the other bases, this one doesn't appear to connect to another base.

However, this alternate base appears to connect to a conceptual trash compactor model.  It is unclear if the trash compactor would've been released as a separate playset.

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While this overall design is very similar to its vintage counterpart, it does appear to use the same crushing mechanism.

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