Was I The Only Kid In 1983 That Wanted The Max Rebo Band Toys?

Max Rebo Band - Return of the Jedi
I’ve stated before on the Retroist that I’ve always been more interested in the B and C list characters of Star Wars than the main heroes and villains. The other kids on the playground may have had Lando Calrissian and Han Solo…but I had Lobot and a Hoth Trooper…when we played together and our adventures needed someone to handle the bureaucratic running of tibanna gas mining operations, I was the go to guy. I’m not sure what my Hoth Trooper was doing with the shipment of tibanna gas he was receiving from Lobot but you can bet it arrived on time!

The Max Rebo band was a set of toys that I wanted back in the day but sadly never received them, which is a shame because I’m positive my Lobot could have helped their careers in the long run.

[Via] Max Rebo Definitive


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9 thoughts on “Was I The Only Kid In 1983 That Wanted The Max Rebo Band Toys?

  1. I have Droopy McCool, but am still missing Max and Sy. I did not own these when I was a kid, but I would love to have the three of them lined up and performing Star Wars tunes for the rest of my collection. Nice memory, thanks!

  2. vinvectrex says:

    Right on, Vic. The D list characters never got the attention, but I loved them – maybe because I could create their own stories from scratch. My favorite – the generic Death Star trooper.

  3. Here is something I should have asked on the post, they all came in a set, right? Or could you get them individually? I honestly can’t recall if they were sold separately or not.

    I can see a Disney executive seeing this post and realizing that a new Star Wars TV series needs to revolve around Max Rebo, Droopy, and Sy getting gigs across the galaxy. ;)

  4. Chris X says:

    I have them! VicSage, yes, they came as a set.

    I also have a ceramic wind up music box that plays one of the actual songs they played in the movie!

  5. DrNobody says:

    I would LOVE a set of the Max Rebo band figures… Old OR new… I’ve looked when I go to various Antique malls (where I see TONS of Star Wars stuff, but usually no Max Rebo… BOOOO!!!)…

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