Mini Rigs

The Mini Rig line of small vehicles first debuted in Canada in 1981. Mini Rigs were a concept dreamed up by Kenner designers that consisted of vehicles that "could be just outside of the movie screen". The vehicles themselves expanded on the Star Wars universe with great artistic license, and were never in any of the movies themselves. The Mini Rigs' boxes had English printing on one side, and French printing on the other; a tell-tale sign that the item is Canadian. A set of five mini rigs were created for the ESB line and another four were created for the ROTJ line. The Power of the Force (POTF) set of Mini Rigs (or "Body Rigs") were also available in Canada at Toy City and Toys 'R' Us, but they were sold in American packaging.

1981 (ESB):   MTV-7   -   MLC-3   -   PDT-8

1982 (ESB):   INT-4   -   CAP-2

1983 (ROTJ):  AST-5   -   ISP-6

1984 (ROTJ):  Desert Sail Skiff   -   Endor Forest Ranger


MTV-7 (Multi-Terrain Vehicle):

The MTV-7 sported a spring-loaded wheel assembly. As a result of the cylindrical front and rear wheel design, this mini rig is often referred to as the "Flintstones" mini rig, since it resembles Fred Flintstone's automobile from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon.


MLC-3 (Mobile Laser Cannon):

The MLC-3 in an ESB box.


PDT-8 (Personnel Deployment Transport):

The PDT-8 in an ESB box.


INT-4 (Interceptor):

The INT-4 in an ESB box.


CAP-2 (Captivator):

The CAP-2 in an ESB box.


AST-5 (Armored Sentinel Transport):

The AST-5 in a ROTJ box.


ISP-6 (Imperial Shuttle Pod):

The ISP-6 in a ROTJ box.

Desert Sail Skiff

Desert Sail Skiff:

The Desert Sail Skiff in a ROTJ box.

Endor Forest Ranger

Endor Forest Ranger:

The Endor Forest Ranger in a ROTJ box.