I keep forgetting to post this, it sucks having a full load this semester. This weeks figure is the Tusken Raider. First called Sand People and released in 1978 the Tusken Raider was available until 1985. Originally on a 12 back card the Tusken Raider can be found on most card back types, with the exception of the POTF card. The name change took place in the ROTJ line along with the major variation. The cheek tubes were hollow on some ROTJ figures, where most had solid cheek tubes.
One of the more interesting figures, there are a number of things I really like about this figure. For once both hands can be used, they may be at a weird angel but both grip. The head has pretty good details. The vinyl cape flat out doesn't work there. I don't like them and it looks bad on this figure, not a good combo. The body is ok but not great.
One of earliest figures used the Tusken Raider to beat the tar out of a lot of my other figures. I didn't play a lot with this figure though. Most of the paint wear comes from the age rather than play. For some reason I never was too in this figure as a kid, but like it better as an adult.