Little bit of an issue with Dengar. For me he’s the poster boy of the barely-seen characters from the Empire Strikes Back that were made into toys for little reason other than snatching dollars from me and my brethren — the Star Wars Action Figure Maniacs.
Even as a snot-nosed 10-year-old kid I knew this vaguely to be true. Sure, I bought Dengar. But I remember being puzzled as to who he actually was. I’d seen the movie, but could not possibly place him in the story. Unfortunately there were quite a few more toys that fit this description, and attempting to fit them all happily within Star Wars playtime was a bit irritating.
But time heals everything. History has smiled on the Bounty Hunters. And Dengar, with his chubby tummy, his fetid wraps, and his junkyard knapsack, is loved.
nice! i love me some Dengar!
I felt the same way as a kid, the sneaking suspicion that Kenner was just making random figures from characters that appeared for one second in the films. Still, I can recall the excitement when I found 2-1B on the rack, and Bossk is one of my favorites ever.
Totally agreed. Both of those figures had great mojo from the get-go and have only become better over time. Poor Dengar was definitely more of an acquired taste. He was the ‘Pigpen’ of the Star Wars gang.
LOL, Dengar was totally the ‘Pigpen” of the SW gang.
A recent viewing (for the 200th, 400th? time) of Return of the Jedi had me surprised. Dengar is in Jabba’s Palace! Oh! Star Wars still amazes me, I am always noticing new things — characters, plot development and stuff George has yet to fix (haha) . . .
We had so many story books, picture books, issues of Starlog Magazine and Famous Monsters around the house, so I knew he was a bounty hunter when I was a kid. In one of those magazines ( probably ‘Starlog’) I remember it was giving the low down on the bounty hunters. I remember it said that Boba Fett had been a Super Storm Trooper ( this was kind of true in his conception by Lucas and the gang in the early stages), and it said Dengar had lost a fight with Chewbacca and was recovering from his wounds, which is why he was bandaged and crippled. haha.
I love the old Star Wars Lore from the era of the movies.