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This page will list where Leia Bespin could be found on cards or in baggies.
I will also try to show what COO, the specific figure variant, blaster and cape that shipped originally where possible.
This will help to ensure that your figure is equipped with the proper accessories.




NOTE:
COO#3 & COO#6 Turtle Necks are impossible for me to distinguish carded since they are the same figure, just with COO#6 having Hong Kong scarred out.
I can logically guess that the earlier the card version is, the figure inside would most likely be COO#3 (full COO). The later the card release is where it gets harder to confirm which COO it is.

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Carded Figures

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US Cards: (The US Kenner Card list is based off the Kellerman Matrices/12Back.com/the Star Wars Collector's Archive lists as well as my research.)



ESB 31B


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: None
Confirmed COO: COO#1 FLESH & GREEN NECKS
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: V2A Cape

Additional Photos:
Green Neck Closeup:


COMBINATION #2

Factory Code: None
Confirmed COO: COO#2 Crew Neck
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: V3 Cape

COMBINATION #3

Factory Code: None
Confirmed COO: COO#3 Crew Neck
Confirmed Blaster V3 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V1 Cape
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection




ESB 32B


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: None
Confirmed COO: COO#1 FLESH & GREEN NECKS
Confirmed Blaster V3 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V2A Cape

Additional Photo:

Photo Credits: N/A


COMBINATION #2

Factory Code: None
Confirmed COO: COO#2 Crew Neck
Confirmed Blaster V4 Blue
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed

COMBINATION #3

Factory Code: None
Confirmed COO: COO#3 Crew Neck
Confirmed Blaster V3 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V1 Cape
Main Photo Credits: psybertech's collection





ESB 41B


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: U
Confirmed COO: COO#2 Turtle Neck - Pale Pink Face
Confirmed Blaster V4 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V3C Textured Cape
Main Photo Credits: psybertech's collection

Additional Photos:
These images show the figure, cape texture and blaster type.

This cardback, the 41B, is currently not listed in in the Kellerman Matrices for Leia Bespin.





ESB 41D


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: U
Confirmed COO: COO#2 Turtle Neck - Pale Face
Confirmed Blaster V4 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V3A Cape

Photo Credits: psybertech's collection


COMBINATION #2

Factory Code: none
Confirmed COO: COO#3 Turtle Neck or COO#6 Turtle Neck (cannot confirm which)
Confirmed Blaster V3 Black/Blue
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed

Additional Photo:


Photo Credits: N/A
External Photo/Info: N/A


COMBINATION #3

Factory Code: S
Confirmed COO: COO#3 Turtle Neck or COO#6 Turtle Neck (cannot confirm which)
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed

Additional Photo:


Photo Credits: N/A
External Photo/Info: N/A


COMBINATION #4

Factory Code: K
Confirmed COO: COO#1 Turtle Neck Red Haired
Confirmed Blaster V3 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V2B Cape

Additional Photos:
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Photo Credits: psybertech's collection
Additional Info: Coming soon...




ESB 45A


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: U
Confirmed COO: COO#2 Turtle Neck - Pale Face
Confirmed Blaster V4 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V3B Cape
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection




ESB 47A


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: U
Confirmed COO: COO#3 Turtle Neck or COO#6 Turtle Neck (cannot confirm which)
Confirmed Blaster V1 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V1 Cape
Photo Credits:psybertech's collection
External Photo/Info: N/A




ROTJ 48D


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: HN
Confirmed COO: COO#3 Turtle Neck or COO#6 Turtle Neck (cannot confirm which)
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection
External Photo/Info: N/A




ROTJ 65B


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: HG
Confirmed COO: COO#4 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster VX? Black/Blue
Confirmed Cape: V3*

Photo Credits: psybertech's collection

COMBINATION #2

Factory Code: HG
Confirmed COO: COO#4 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster VX? Black/Blue
Confirmed Cape: V2*
Photo Credits (main photo): psybertech's collection

* The V3 cape was confirmed on the 65B back only so far for COO#4.
I find this very odd that the same factory (HG) had both V2 & V3 capes.





ROTJ 77A


COMBINATION #1

Factory Code: HG
Confirmed COO: COO#4 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster V3 Black/Blue
Confirmed Cape: V2

COMBINATION #2

Factory Code: HN
Confirmed COO: COO#3 Turtle Neck or COO#6 Turtle Neck (cannot confirm which)
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection
External Photo/Info: N/A



European and other non-US Releases:

AUSTRALIA


ESB 41


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#1 FLESH & GREEN NECKS
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: 9 Holy Grails in a Row
External Photo/Info: See Here


Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg)


ROTJ 45
(Palitoy)



COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#1 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster V1 Blue *
Confirmed Cape: V2
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection
* Interesting to note that this figure came with a V1 Blue blaster where as the other confirmed blasters were V3 Black/Blue or V3 Blue.


CANADA


ESB 31A


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#3 Crew Neck
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: Scott Bradley via the Canadian Star Wars Gallery
External Photo/Info: See Here


CANADA


ESB 31B


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#3 Crew Neck
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: The SWCA
External Photo/Info:
See Here


CANADA


ESB 32B


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#3 Crew Neck
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits (back): Scott Bradley via the Canadian Star Wars Gallery
External Photo/Info: N/A


ENGLAND


ESB 30A


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#3 Crew Neck
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed



ENGLAND


ESB 30B


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#1 Turtle Neck - Palitoy/Ledy "Blonde"
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: V2
Photo Credits:Bruce W's collection You can see his Leia collection here.




ENGLAND


ESB 41B


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#1 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: N/A
External Photo/Info: N/A


ENGLAND


ESB 45


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: unconfirmed
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: N/A
External Photo/Info: N/A


GERMANY


ESB 45


COMBINATION #1 (TOY TONI)

Confirmed COO: COO#3 Turtle Neck or COO#6 Turtle Neck (cannot confirm which)
Confirmed Blaster V3 Black/Blue
Confirmed Cape: V3

Photo Credits: psybertech's collection


COMBINATION #2 (TOY TONI)

Confirmed COO: COO#4 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits:N/A
External Photo/Info: Picture can be seen in this thread at RS from user Obi_Robz's collection

COMBINATION #3 (Legit - NON Toy Toni)

Confirmed COO: COO#1 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster V3 Black/Blue
Confirmed Cape: V2

Photo Credits: psybertech's collection

COMBINATION #4 (Legit - NON Toy Toni)

Confirmed COO: COO#3 or COO#6 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster V3 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V1


Additional Images:
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Photo Credits: psybertech's collection

TOY TONI NOTES:
These General Mills cards are subject to scrutiny as of Dec. 2013 regarding possible after factory sealing of figures to the bubbles.
As noted above, a COO#4 has been spotted inside this cardback, but that should be impossible since the COO#4 didn't exist that early.
There are many threads on the internet now that explain the situation so I will not go into it, but from what I can tell, the two cited examples above cannot be relied upon as real examples of carded figures from the factory.

Here is a side by side of a legit MOC example next to an AFA85 Toy Toni (right side). You can see the bubbles are different.
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ITALY


ESB 41


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#1 unconfirmed
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Main Photo Credit: Bruce W's Collection


MEXICO


El Regresso
del Jedi 30


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COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#4 Lili Ledy
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: V4 Lili Ledy
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection


NEW ZEALAND


ESB 32 (NZ)


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#1 FLESH & GREEN NECKS
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: Bill Cable via Creature Cantina
External Photo/Info: See Here


SPAIN


El Imperio Contraataca
37/41 A
Horizontal Backs



COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#1 - POCH Red Hair
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Main Photo Credits: Marino Arribas Muņoz via the Star Wars Spanish Stuff website
External Photo/Info: See Here

Additional Photo:



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ENGLAND


70 'C'


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#3 Turtle Neck or COO#6 Turtle Neck (cannot confirm which)
Confirmed Blaster V1 Blue
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection

The card shown to the left is a mis-card where it was packaged with two V1 Blue blasters.

COMBINATION #2

Confirmed COO: COO#5 Pale Face
Confirmed Blaster V4 Blue
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Main Photo Credit: psybertech's collection

Additional Photos of COO#5 Carded:



GERMANY


70 'X?'


COMBINATION #1

Confirmed COO: COO#4 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster VX? Black/Blue
Confirmed Cape: V2A Cape
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection

COMBINATION #2

Confirmed COO: COO#1 Turtle Neck 1C
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: Edd Grant - Visit his great website HERE and the Star Wars Forums UK HERE
External Photo/Info:
Additional Photo of COO#1 Turtle Neck 1C Carded:




KNOWN FACTORY CODES FOR KENNER BASED LEIA BESPIN CARD BACKS:
"U" - Unitoys - Hong Kong - ESB era
"K" - Kader Industries - Hong Kong - ESB era
"S" - Smile Industries - Hong Kong - ESB era
"HN" - New Factory Code for Unitoys Factory - Hong Kong - ROTJ era
"HG" - New Factory Code for Kader Industries - Hong Kong - ROTJ era

Factory Codes can usually be found located next to the POP, or elsewhere on the back of the card.
Not all card backs have factory codes.

EXTERNAL LINKS:
If you would like more information, such as what exactly the A in a 77A back means, visit The Star Wars Collector's Archive.
For a great read and a ton of info on the European TRI-LOGO cards, check out Trilogo.info
For more information on Kenner Canada card backs, please visit Star Wars Canada Cardback Archive
For more information on Clipper card backs, please visit Clipper Net
For more information on Palitoy card backs, please visit MR Palitoy's Guide
To view the Kellerman Matrices, please visit The Kellerman Matrices on RebelScum.com.


Baggies

Leia Bespin is confirmed to exist in four baggie styles.

US


SW-A
Category 5++
Very Rare


Confirmed COO: COO#2 Crew Neck Cross Eyed
Confirmed Blaster V4 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V3
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection
The SW-A baggie of Leia Bespin (an ESB figure) is extremely rare. To date there are two known examples I have heard of but can only confirm the one I have which is the only AFA graded example that exists.
The origin of this baggie is from the very rare ESB Special Action Figure Display Stand. At least two of those stands were confirmed to be Toy Fair mockups. It is possible that since this ESB figure is found in a rare SW-A baggie that this baggie could have originated from one of those examples.
You can see that stand HERE at THESWCA
Although the article shows an ESB-C baggie, Frank M and Chris P have both confirmed that is where the SW-A baggies came from.

Additional image from my example:
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US


ESB-A
Category 5
Rare


Confirmed COO: COO#1 Turtle Neck
Confirmed Blaster V3 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V3
Photo Credits: Frank M's (frunkstar) collection
Additional images from my example:
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US


ESB-C
Category 3
Moderate Rarity


Confirmed COO: COO#2 Crew Neck Cross Eyed
Confirmed Blaster V4 Blue
Confirmed Cape: V3
Photo Credits: psybertech's collection


ENGLAND


Palitoy-A
Rare


Confirmed COO: unconfirmed
Confirmed Blaster unconfirmed
Confirmed Cape: unconfirmed
Photo Credits: DELBOY's Collection


WHERE DID THE BAGGIES COME FROM?

Leia Bespin in baggies could have been found in:
  • Sears - 9 Pack [49-59035 / No. 38941] - 1980
    • ESB-C - Crew Neck
  • Montgomery Ward - 4 Pack [48-24512] - 1980
  • Spiegel - 4 Pack [57 T 4571] * Same as JC Penny 4 Pack [928-0496] - 1980
  • JC Penney - 4 Pack [928-0496] * Same as Spiegel 4 Pack [57 T 4571] - 1980
  • JC Penney - 10 Pack [928-0439] - 1980
    • ESB-C - Crew Neck
  • 10 Pack [39312]
    • Unconfirmed - most likely ESB-C - Crew Neck - Same as JC Penney [928-0439]?
  • JC Penney - 4 Pack [655-1659] - 1982
    • ESB-A - Turtle Neck
  • The extrememly rare ESB Special Action Figure Display Stand
    • SW-A baggie which is extrememly rare
    • ESB-C baggie (shown in the above SWCA article)

FAKE BAGGIES

As a precaution, be aware that baggies can be and are faked and are all over the place.
I recently bought what I thought was an ESB-C Turtle Neck (COO#3 or #6) only to find out that to this date (Oct 2013) there are no confirmed baggie Leia Bespins with the turtle neck in an ESB-C baggie. Only the ESB-A has a confirmed turtle neck (COO#1).
Frank M (frunkstar) broke the news to me about my baggie. I never would have thought that a figure wouldn't have been available in a baggie and seeing how popular and somewhat common the turtle necks COO#3 & #6 are, I just assumed it to be legit.

Take it as you will for now, but until we can confirm one exists, I am going to assume that any ESB-C Turtle neck is a fake.


EXTERNAL LINKS:

For more information on Star Wars Baggie types, please visit THESWCA feature on baggie types.
Visit frunkstar's baggie thread for great pictures of confirmed figures in their respective known baggie types HERE
For more information on Star Wars Multi Figure Packs, please visit THESWCA feature on mail-order figure packs.





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