Don’t forget Kenner brought back the toys in 1995, a full two years before the SE’s. Sure, Luke and the gang looked like they’d been hanging out on Eternia, but damn it was good to see Star Wars toys on the shelves again!
Hah the jacked up figures, those were the days. Galoob made some great stuff too. That period was the height of Star Wars for me growing up with the 1995 video tapes. Looking back it was all clearly a big brand awareness push as they headed for Shadows of the Empire, the SEs and the PT.