I'm sure this have come up a thousand times, but here goes.
Back when I was 6 or so, I remember getting my first star wars figures, and I remember the little pictures on the back of the figure card showing a a Grand Moff Tarkin figure, along with the other figures everyone knows about. I never actually saw a Tarkin figure and wrote this off as either a bad childhood memory or an early card back that showed an unproduced toy.
I considered the issue dead until last week, when my wife and I began reminiscing about our old Star Wars toys. She remembered playing with another child in the neighborhood who had a Tarkin action figure. I asked if it was perhaps the later imperial officer, or maybe a Battlestar Galactica Adama figure, but she was sure she had seen a Tarkin figure.
I'm guessing we both have bad memories, but here goes...
Does anyone else remember a Tarkin action figure advertised during the initial Star Wars figure releases?
Was there perhaps a foreign knock-off?