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The Empire Strikes Back Cards

Series 1 (Red Cards)

This is the first series of The Empire Strikes Back trading cards issued by Topps in 1980. This card set contained 132 cards and 33 stickers which was, at the time, the largest single series release for the franchise. The cards run from numbers 1 to 132 and the 33 stickers run from numbers 1 to 33. The cards for this set were red bordered, and the stickers had a yellow background with a collection of letters and character collages.

Following a title card, 1980 Topps Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Series 1 begins with ten "Star File" cards that profile the film's main characters. The most notable is that of Boba Fett. The next 100 cards recap the film, save for a couple of major spoilers. The legendary artwork of Ralph McQuarrie is spotlighted on 13 cards toward the end of the set before two checklists close things out.

Unlike the cards from the first Star Wars film that mixed puzzles and text on card backs, 1980 Topps Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Series 1 uses text throughout the base set.

Inserted one per pack, 1980 Topps Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Series 1 Stickers offer a lot of variety. The first 22 feature die-cut letters with characters inside. The idea was that collectors could decorate their books, lockers, walls or anywhere else by building their name or anything else they may want to write out. Characters take the spotlight in the final 11 stickers, although some have up to four different small ones. The stickers have a puzzle on the back.

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Series 1 Box


Series 1 Card Pack

There were 132 cards and 33 stickers in the first series of The Empire Strikes Back cards-1980

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1-Title Card
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1-Title Card-Back
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2-Luke Skywalker
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2-Luke Skywalker-Back
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3-Princess Leia
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3-Princess Leia-Back
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4-Han Solo
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4-Han Solo-Back
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8-Lando Calrissian
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8-Lando Calrissian-Back
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10-Darth Vader
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10-Darth Vader-Back
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11-Boba Fett
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11-Boba Fett-Back
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12-The Imperial Probot
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12-The Imperial Probot-Back
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13-Planet of Ice
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13-Planet of Ice-Back
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14-"Where's Luke?"
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14-"Where's Luke?"
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15-Droids on Patrol
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15-Droids on Patrol-Back
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16-The Hidden Rebel Base
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16-The Hidden Rebel Base-Back
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17-New Rebel Strategy
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17-New Rebel Strategy-Back
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18-General Rieekan
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18-General Rieekan-Back
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19-Leia's Plan
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19-Leia's Plan-Back
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20-Prey of the Wampa
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20-Prey of the Wampa-Back
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21-Examined: Luke's TaunTaun
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21-Examined: Luke's TaunTaun-Back
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22-"But Sir, I Mmh... Mffh..."
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22-"But Sir, I Mmh... Mffh..."-Back
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23-In Search of Luke
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23-In Search of Luke-Back
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24-Frozen Death
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24-Frozen Death-Back
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25-Skywalker's Rescue
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25-Skywalker's Rescue-Back
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26-Luke's Fight for Life
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26-Luke's Fight for Life-Back
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27-Rejuvenation Chamber
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27-Rejuvenation Chamber-Back
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28-Surgeon Droid
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28-Surgeon Droid-Back
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29-Artoo's Icy Vigil
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29-Artoo's Icy Vigil-Back
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30-Metal Monster
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30-Metal Monster-Back
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31-Zeroing In On Chewie!
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31-Zeroing In On Chewie!-Back
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32-Han Aims for Action!
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32-Han Aims for Action!-Back
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33-Destroying the Probot
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33-Destroying the Probot-Back
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34-Death of Admiral Ozzel
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34-Death of Admiral Ozzel-Back
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35-The Freedom Fighters
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35-The Freedom Fighters-Back
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36-Rebel Defenses
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36-Rebel Defenses-Back
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37-Armed Against the Enemy
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37-Armed Against the Enemy-Back
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38-Joined by Dack
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38-Joined by Dack-Back
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39-The Sound of Terror
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39-The Sound of Terror-Back
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40-Suddenly... Starfire!
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40-Suddenly . . . Starfire!-Back
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41-Rattled by the Enemy!
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41-Rattled by the Enemy!-Back
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42-Might of the Imperial Forces
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42-Might of the Imperial Forces-Back
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43-The Snow Walkers
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43-The Snow Walkers-Back
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44-Luke... Trapped!
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44-Luke . . . Trapped!-Back
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45-Escape From Icy Peril
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45-Escape From Icy Peril-Back
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46-"Retreat! Retreat!"
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46-"Retreat! Retreat!"-Back
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47-Headquarters in Shambles
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47-Headquarters in Shambles-Back
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48-Solo's Makeshift Escape
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48-Solo's Makeshift Escape-Back
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50-Vader and the Snowtroopers
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50-Vader and the Snowtroopers-Back
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51-Snowtroopers of the Empire
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51-Snowtroopers of the Empire-Back
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52-Millennium Falcon: Getaway Ship!
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52-Millennium Falcon: Getaway Ship!-Back
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53-Emergency Blastoff!
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53-Emergency Blastoff!-Back
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54-Battle of the Star Destroyer
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54-Battle of the Star Destroyer-Back
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55-Fix-it Man Han Solo
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55-Fix-it Man Han Solo-Back
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56-A Sudden Change of Plan
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56-A Sudden Change of Plan-Back
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57-Misty World of Dagobah
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57-Misty World of Dagobah-Back
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58-The Creature Called Yoda
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58-The Creature Called Yoda-Back
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59-"Welcome, Young Luke!"
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59-"Welcome, Young Luke!"-Back
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60-Journey Through the Swamp
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60-Journey Through the Swamp-Back
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61-Yoda's House
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61-Yoda's House-Back
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62-Artoo Peeking Through
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62-Artoo Peeking Through-Back
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63-The Secret of Yoda
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63-The Secret of Yoda-Back
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64-The Princess Lends a Hand
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64-The Princess Lends a Hand-Back
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65-Repairing Hyperdrive
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65-Repairing Hyperdrive-Back
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66-Star Lovers
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66-Star Lovers-Back
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67-"Pardon Me Sir, But...Ohhh!"
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67-"Pardon Me Sir, But . . .Ohhh!"-Back
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68-Mysterious and Deadly Chamber
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68-Mysterious and Deadly Chamber
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69-Attacked by BatLike Creatures!
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69-Attacked by BatLike Creatures!-Back
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70-"Use the Force, Luke!"
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70-"Use the Force, Luke!"-Back
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71-Raising Luke's X-Wing
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71-Raising Luke's X-Wing-Back
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72-A Need Beyond Reason
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72-A Need Beyond Reason-Back
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73-A Gathering of Evils
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73-A Gathering of Evils-Back
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74-The Bounty Hunters
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74-The Bounty Hunters-Back
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75-IG-88 and Boba Fett
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75-IG-88 and Boba Fett-Back
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76-Enter Lando Calrissian
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76-Enter Lando Calrissian-Back
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77-Warm Welcome for an Old Buddy
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77-Warm Welcome for an Old Buddy-Back
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78-Conniving Pals
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78-Conniving Pals-Back
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79-"Greetings, Sweet Lady"
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79-"Greetings, Sweet Lady"-Back
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80-Calrissian's Main Man
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80-Calrissian's Main Man-Back
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81-Pretty as a Princess!
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81-Pretty as a Princess!-Back
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82-A Swarm of Ugnaughts
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82-A Swarm of Ugnaughts-Back
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83-Threepio... Blasted to Bits!
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83-Threepio . . . Blasted to Bits!-Back
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84-A Pile of See-Threepio!
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84-A Pile of See-Threepio!-Back
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85-Escorted by Lando
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85-Escorted by Lando-Back
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86-Dinner Guests
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86-Dinner Guests-Back
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87-Host of Horror
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87-Host of Horror-Back
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88-Deflecting Solo's Blasts
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88-Deflecting Solo's Blasts-Back
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89-Alas, Poor Threepio!
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89-Alas, Poor Threepio!-Back
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90-The Ordeal
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90-The Ordeal-Back
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91-The Prize of Boba Fett
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91-The Prize of Boba Fett-Back
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92-His Day of Triumph
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92-His Day of Triumph-Back
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93-The Carbon-Freezing Chamber
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93-The Carbon-Freezing Chamber-Back
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94-End of the Star Warriors?
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94-End of the Star Warriors?-Back
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95-Pawn of the Evil One
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95-Pawn of the Evil One-Back
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96-"No! This Can't Be Happening!"
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96-"No! This Can't Be Happening!"-Back
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97-The Fate of Han Solo
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97-The Fate of Han Solo
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98-Boba's Special Delivery
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98-Boba's Special Delivery-Back
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99-Observed by Luke
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99-Observed by Luke-Back
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100-Luke Arrives
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100-Luke Arrives-Back
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101-Ready for Action!
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101-Ready for Action!-Back
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102-The Search for Vader
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102-The Search for Vader-Back
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103-"Where Are You, Skywalker?"
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103-"Where Are You, Skywalker?"-Back
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104-Dark Lord of the Sith
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104-Dark Lord of the Sith
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105-Weapon of Light
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105-Weapon of Light-Back
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106-The Confrontation
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106-The Confrontation-Back
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107-Duel of the Lightsabers
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107-Duel of the Lightsabers-Back
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108-Escape From Their Captors
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108-Escape From Their Captors-Back
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109-Lando... Friend or Foe?
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109-Lando . . . Friend or Foe?-Back
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110-Leia Takes Control!
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110-Leia Takes Control!-Back
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111-Blasting the Stormtroopers!
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111-Blasting the Stormtroopers!-Back
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112-Artoo to the Rescue!
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112-Artoo to the Rescue!-Back
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113-Spectacular Battle!
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113-Spectacular Battle!-Back
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114-"Embrace the Dark Side!"
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114-"Embrace the Dark Side!"-Back
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115-"Hate Me, Luke! Destroy Me!"
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115-"Hate Me, Luke! Destroy Me!"-Back
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116-Luke's Last Stand
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116-Luke's Last Stand-Back
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117-"Do You Have a Foot in my Size?"
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117-"Do You Have a Foot in my Size?"-Back
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119-Falcon on Hoth
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119-Falcon on Hoth-Back
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120-Snow Walkers
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120-Snow Walkers-Back
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121-The Pursued
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121-The Pursued-Back
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122-Darth Vader
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122-Darth Vader-Back
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123-Swamps of Dagobah
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123-Swamps of Dagobah-Back
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124-Cloud City
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124-Cloud City-Back
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125-Lando's Greeting
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125-Lando's Greeting-Back
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126-Threepio's Destruction
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126-Threepio's Destruction-Back
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127-Luke Battling Darth
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127-Luke Battling Darth-Back
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128-The Final Stand
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128-The Final Stand-Back
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130-Ion Cannon
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130-Ion Cannon-Back
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131-Checklist 1-66
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131-Checklist 1-66-Back
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132-Checklist 67-132
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132-Checklist 67-132-Back

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1-F O
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2-R I
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3-A E
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4-B X
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5-U I
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6-W U
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7-M N
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8-C D
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9-O U
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10-H E
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11-E O
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12-Y U
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13-A K
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14-A V
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15-E S
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16-Q L
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17-A I
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18-I O
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19-Z T
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20-G J
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21-E I
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22-A P
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23-Montage - Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, C-3P0
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25-Luke with Yoda and Han Solo on TaunTaun
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26-Stormtrooper and Boba Fett
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27-Trooper Luke Skywalker and Yoda
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28-Montage - Too Onebee, Bossk and Lobot
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29-Montage - Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca
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30-Boba Fett
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31-Stormtrooper and IG-88
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32-Montage - C-3P0, Lando Calrissian and R2-D2
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33-Darth Vader

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