Star Wars Die Cast Ships

One of the most overlooked Star Wars collectibles from the 70’s are Kenner’s 11 die cast metal space ships. Kenner released three series of the highly detailed ships, all of them fromthe Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back movies.

Besides being increadibly detailed, nearly all the ships also featured moving or removable parts, making it difficult to find mint, loose versions of these toys.

Series 1 Ships

  • Land Speeder
  • X-Wing
  • TIE Fighter
  • Darth Vadar’s TIE Fighter

Series 2 Ships

  • Millenium Falcon
  • Star Destroyer
  • TIE Bomber
  • Y-Wing

Series 3 Ships

  • Slave 1
  • Snowspeeder
  • Twin-pod Cloud car

15 thoughts on “Star Wars Die Cast Ships”

  1. Hello, Rick. I am an avid collector of Kenner’s original die cast line. It began when I joined EBAY and was curious what my old toys were worth. I knew the only ship I got was the star destroyer but couldn’t find it. Its in the rafters of my parents garage. I know for a fact I loved this thing and when my dad was storing toys away to make me grow up I gave him the destroyer with the chase ship because I wanted them to be together. I never cared about that before. Anyway, I started seeing what people were paying for that ship and what a surprise I got! The strange thing is, after winning 13 star destroyers, 4 millenium falcons, 2 snow speeders, 2 x-wings, 3 slave 1, and 1 vader tie, the amount I paid for them doesn’t pass the $200 mark. Most sellers didn’t know what they had, they listed them as Micro Machines. My collection is in excellent condition( for 30+years old) and am amazed every time I check EBAY and see what these things go for sometimes. The tie bomber I never saw when I was a kid. That is truly the holy grail of this line. I like your site, Very informative.

  2. Indeed, here in the UK I’m not sure we ever got the TIE bomber. I certainly never saw one, then or since. It would be fascinating to know how many are actually still out there!

  3. I was luck enough to put togeter a nearly mint TIE bomber for two cheap non-complete ebay lots. Not sure how much a the nearly mint one is worth in the UK.

  4. I have the Slave 1 in a box upstairs. I played with it and now my kids play with it – until I make them put it back in the box! The Slave 1 is one of the coolest spaceships ever, in my opinion. We also have the Land Speeder but think the windshield is missing…

  5. I had all but Slave 1, TIE Bomber and Han Solo’s blaster. I had the Star Destroyer for years, still with Corvette, but haven’t seen it since the late 80s. The only one I have still is the Snow Speeder.

  6. I think I have them all except the Tie Bomber, all in the original packaging and never opened. I am trying to find out what they are worth because I am curious.

  7. I just bought a lot of 13 of them (no tie bomber, duplicates of star destroyer, y wing and twin pod cloud car) for $200. Only things missing are a bomb from one of the y wings. I loved these as a kid but my mom gave them to goodwill without asking me. Couldn’t be happier 🙂

  8. Thanks for setting up this site. I too agree this collection was great, but I didn’t get many of the die cast vehicles. All I have is the star destroyer. I have a lot of the play sets and figures, hoth world and Breslin world, mini
    AT-ST (not sure Which package that came from, as well as others. I am always looking to add to my collection, do you trade? Let me know.

    Also, I am looking all over for a price listing for the 1982 sears exclusive falcon. I am missing a few pieces, so id like to also see if these ever turn up anywhere? I know the ship itself is pretty rare so I figure spare parts may be
    Hard to find also.

    Anyway, great site. Let’s keep these die cast medal beauties alive!

    I would appreciate any and all comments.

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