Kenner Star Wars Y-Wing Commercial (1983)

Do you know what the greatest starfighter was that the Rebel Alliance had access to during it’s Rebellion against the Empire in the original Star Wars Trilogy? The B-Wing? Close. No, hands down for me was the BTL Y-Wing starfighter which just so happened to be built by Koensayr Manufacturing.

Hey, fun fact: “nearly one fifth of all starships in operation had at least one component from this company.”

I’ve always wanted a Y-Wing fighter vehicle but somehow it’s managed to elude my collection these many years. On my 11th Birthday party I had requested one of them as my “big” gift…instead I received three Tauntauns. Why I needed that many Reptomammals is beyond me.

Thanks to the Star Wars Toy Box for that pic up top as well as to 12 Back for uploading that vintage commercial over on YouTube!


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