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Vintage Amanaman Figure by Kenner

May 4, 2011

Amanaman is another one of those blink-and-you-miss-them characters, but since Kenner decided to make a figure for him in the vintage line, he’ll always be more of a fan favorite than many of the other characters who were in the film for the same amount of time. Of course his distinctive design also helps. This figure was released on a “Power of the Force” card in 1985, toward the end of Kenner’s Star Wars line, and was also included in one version of the Jabba the Hutt Dungeon playset (I don’t have that version yet).


He’s definitely one of the more sought-after figures, especially complete with his staff and coin. Kenner started including aluminum coins in their later releases. This one has a picture of Amanaman on the front, and this text on the back: “Long-armed creature at JABBA’s Court, called ‘Head Hunter’ because of his staff with three heads.” My staff is a bit bent as you can see, and I think that’s a pretty common issue. Given his long arms, it’s a bit difficult to pose him in a way that looks natural holding the staff. Speaking of the staff, it’s a little surprising that they included the three decapitated heads on it, since they generally tried to play it a bit safe with the vintage line.

There haven’t been all that many Amanaman collectibles. Aside from this, there’s only been one other action figure version (the Power of the Jedi figure from Hasbro in 2001). And there was also the Kubrick version released last year. I’d like to see a high-end collectible of some kind, like a statue or 1/6 scale figure. I imagine it’s just a matter of time before Gentle Giant or Sideshow does something with him.

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  1. October 17, 2012 10:59 am

    One of the last I need for my collection. Him and Mr. Snaggletooth.

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