Star Tours Collector Mini-Packs
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Star Tours Collector Mini-Packs

Manufactured by none other than Hasbro, these eighteen miniatures were originally sold only at Disney Theme Parks, blind-packed as random sets of three for $5. You didn’t know which figures you were getting until you ripped open your purchase.

Alex explains that he heard an as-yet-unconfirmed rumor that the Collector Packs were no longer being sold at the Parks, and began his collection quite simply one night a few weeks ago by bidding on a loose Starspeeder 3000 that was being offered on eBay.

“After that,” Alex says, “I was hooked.” He made a few additional purchases of subsets (one seller was offering fourteen of them) and then found a seller offering individual figures for fairly reasonable Buy It Now prices, and jumped at the chance to select the remaining pieces he required.

But it pays to shop smart, he advises. The BIN seller’s price for Vader was higher than another seller’s auction which contained a Vader in a lot with several of the spaceships.

“So that’s why my Vader is the only figure I own that’s not still in his shrinkwrap and/or clamshell. But for less money than I would have spent on the Buy It Now, I not only got the last figure I needed, but three extra StarSpeeders as well… so now I’m building a fleet!”

Alex offers one final piece of advice when searching on eBay: Narrow your search! “The other day I typed in ‘rx-24’ but forgot to specify the category of Toys and Hobbies… and it yielded two very surprising results among the action figures and other Star Tours memorabilia. One was a 24 Ghz module for a microwave oven and the other was a certain virility-enhancing medicine (Rx being the abbreviation for prescription). LOL”

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Top row (l to r): Yoda, Jedi Mickey, Mickey as Luke, Minnie as Leia, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Ewok
Bottow row (l to r): Millennium Falcon, X-wing Fighter, StarSpeeder 3000, RX-24, C-3PO, R2-D2, Jar Jar Binks, Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt

The Author: Alex Newborn

Alex is a lifelong fan of the Star Wars movies and everything Disney, so his obsession with Star Tours comes as no surprise. Born in 1970, Alex visited Walt Disney World for the first time in 1975, and saw the original Star Wars film in its first theatrical run in 1977. He returned to Disney in the 80’s and the 90’s… riding STAR TOURS (twice!) on one fateful day in 1991. He has yet to visit Disney in the new millennium, waiting for both his children to be the required 40″ tall to ride STAR TOURS.

“What I’d really like to see is a Tour chartered for the planet New Bornalex,” says Alex with a smile. The planet, mentioned first in Cloak of Deception, is a Tuckerization of Alex’s name, an honor bestowed on him in print by author Jim Luceno.

Alex is currently at work on a partial realisation of his childhood Disney-in-miniature wish– he is constructing a hyper-accurate 1:18 scale Star Tours diorama to showcase his collection of park-exclusive action figures.

In the meantime, Alex is always on the lookout for more STAR TOURS video or audio files, and other STAR TOURS memoribilia. Alex also is our site’s researcher, and comes with never seen before goodies, for your entertainment. Give him a round of applause guys.

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