Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)!

Star Wars action figures have become pop culture icons and we here at would like to celebrate their fame by creating their complete filmography.  As with all things here, we need your collective collector expertise; if you know of any Star Wars action figure (film or television) appearances not listed below or could supply screenshots of figures on film, please hit us up by e-mail or on our social pages so we may add it to Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)! 

1978 – Mork and Mindy “Mork’s First Christmas” (Season 1)



  • Starring Radio Controlled R2-D2

1980 – Used Cars

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  • Starring Han Solo

1980 – Good Day!

  • During the press junket for the premiere of The Empire Strikes Back, Eileen Prose (who was the host of the morning talk show Good Day! which we are assuming this is from) spoke with Luke and Han in front of a few Kenner 12″ Large Size action figures. Both Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper remain unnoticed for the entire interview which begins with a three and a half minute montage from Episode IV.

1982 – Poltergeist


  • Starring R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, a Tauntaun, a Darth Vader Carrying Case, FX-7, Hoth Han Solo, Turret and Probot Playset, TIE Fighter

1982 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

  • Starring Greedo, Walrus Man, Lando Calrissian, TIE Fighter, X-Wing Fighter, Hammerhead, Snaggletooth (red), Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer Action Playset, Boba Fett, Turret and Probot Playset

1983 – Diff’rent Strokes “Roommates” (Season 5)


  • Starring the Millennium Falcon

1984 – The Buddy System


  • Starring R5-D4 and Snowspeeder

1984 – “I Can’t Drive 55″ – Sammy Hagar


  • Starring Han Solo

1984 – Silent Night, Deadly Night


  •  Featuring Jabba the Hutt and Dewback

1984 – Paris, Texas



  • Starring Biker Scout and Rebel Commando

1985 – Who’s The Boss “Just Like Tony” (Season 1)


  • Featuring Darth Vader Carrying Case

1985 – Joey (aka Making Contact)




  • Starring TIE Fighter, AT-AT, AT-ST

1986 – Critters

  • Starring a spray-painted Y-Wing Fighter

1988 – Mystery Science Theater 3000


  • Starring an AT-AT as Cambot (Don’t see it?  Flip the pic upside down!)


1994 – The Simpsons “Lisa’s Rival” (Season 6)


  • Starring Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Ben “Obi-Wan” Kenobi

1995 – The Indian in the Cupboard


  • Starring Darth Vader (unconfirmed if this is a true Hasbro figure)

1996 – Neat Stuff

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  • Starring Rocket-Firing Fett, Yakface, and loads of carded vintage figs.

1996 – Star Trek: First Contact


  • Starring a TIE Fighter cockpit as a Borg body part

1996 – News Radio “Presence” (Season 2)

  • Starring Boba Fett

1996 – Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders



  • Starring the Imperial Troop Transport and AT-AT

1997 – Saturday Night Live “Sting/Veruca Salt” (Season 22)



  • Starring Jawas from The Power of the Force 2

1997 – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno “Episode 5.8″ (Season 5)


  • Starring Princess Leia Organa

1997 – The Big Breakfast

  • On March 21st, 1997 Mark Hamill was still on this Special Edition promo tour when he stopped by The Big Breakfast, Channel 4’s morning interview show in the UK. Throughout the interview, Hamill shares his knowledge of Star Wars toys while showing off some vintage and modern figures and vehicles. Featured in the clip is a Power of the Force 2 Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter as well as a Dagobah Luke figure from the POTF2 line. Also shown is a 12″ vintage Kenner Chewbacca and a minty carded 1978 Luke Skywalker figure.

1997 – Trekkies


  • Starring the first wave of POTF2, TIE Fighter, Tauntaun, AT-AT, Dewback, and Luke X-Wing.

1999 – That 70’s Show “A New Hope” (Season 1)


  • Starring Han Solo, Darth Vader, a Millenium Falcon Carrying Case

2001/2002 – The Simpsons “unknown” (Season 13)


  • Starring Dewback, Stormtroopers?

2005 – Sydney White

  • Starring Kenner’s POTF Luke in Battle Poncho, Hammerhead, Stormtrooper, Hoth Rebel Commander, Chewbacca. Also two Jedi (Kit Fisto and Saesee Tiin) figures from a Force Unleashed Battle Pack can be seen as well.

2009 – Fanboys

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  • Starring the Millennium Falcon

2010 – Gulliver’s Travels

  • Starring Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Stormtrooper and Leia in Bespin Outfit

2010 – Jedi Junkies


  • Featuring many items from both Kenner and Hasbro lines

2012 – Ted


  • Starring Darth Vader Collector Case, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Madine, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Royal Guard, FX-7, Han Solo (Bespin Outfit), Stormtrooper, C-3PO, R2-D2, Yoda, Lando Calrrissian, Prune Face, Cloud Car Pilot

2012 – Toy Hunter “Jedi Shore” (Season 1)

  • Starring Rocket-Firing Boba Fett

2012 – Argo

  • Starring Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Death Squad Commander, Death Star Droid (unconfirmed), Han Solo, Jawa, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, R2-D2,  Stormtrooper, TIE Fighter, Tusken Raider, X-Wing Fighter

2012 – Pitch Perfect

  • Starring Slave 1, Jedi Starfighter, R2-D2 and many more.

2013 – Toy Hunter “Toy Tycoon” (Season 2)

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  •  Starring Boba Fett (Droids), Rancor Creature

2014 – Mythbusters “Star Wars: Revenge of the Myth” (Season 12)

  • Starring Tauntaun

2014 – Plastic Galaxy – The Story of Star Wars Toys

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  • Starring practically the entire Kenner action figure line!

2014 – Saturday Night Live “Darth Vader Action Figure” (Season 39)


  • Starring Darth Vader

2015 – Jurassic World

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    • Starring Rebel Armored Snowspeeder

2015 – Jimmy Kimmel Live “Star Wars Special” (Season 13)


2015 – Saturday Night Live (Season 40)

  • Starring Han Solo and Princess Leia
  • Starring most of The Force Awakens line

2016 (but feels like 1983) – Stranger Things (Season 1)



  • Featuring Yoda and 2004’s Original Trilogy Collection Millennium Falcon

 2017 – Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • Starring Tusken Raider, Stormtrooper, R2-D2, X-Wing Luke, Luke’s X-Wing Fighter, AT-AT

2017 – Star Wars: Battlefront II commercial

2017 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert “Adam Driver/John Early/Jon Batiste (Season 3)



  • Starring Rey (Jedi Training) and Kylo Ren

2017 – Jimmy Kimmel Live “‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Cast” (Season 15)


  • Starring Jedi Master “Rian Johnson”

2017 – The Toys That Made Us “Star Wars” (Season 1)

Images coming soon

2018 – Norton with LifeLock Commercial

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  • Starring Force Link 2.0 Millennium Falcon

2018 – The Ellen DeGeneres Show “Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover” (Season 15)

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  • Starring Black Series Han Solo and Lando Calrissian

2018 – The Star Wars Show “Hanging with the Cast of Solo to Talk New Action Figures, Flip Phones, and How to Speak Like Chewie” (Season 2)


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  • Starring The Black Series’ L3-37 and Beckett

2018 – The Christmas Chronicles




  • Starring a Kenner Han Solo from 1978

The following movies or television shows require confirmation viewings and screenshots:

      • 1985 – Explorers
      • 1986 – The Boy Who could Fly
      • 2002 – Saturday Night Live “Josh Hartnett/Pink” (Season 27)
      • 2005-2013 – Robot Chicken
      • 2007-2013 – The Big Bang Theory
      • 2008 – Super 8
      • 2009 – Guys and Divas: Battle of the High School Musicals
        • Starring Yoda
      • 2009 – Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian

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