Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The Valken-38 carbine is referenced in the Dawn of the Bounty Hunters book (Chronicle, 2000), and the Valken-38 rifle is featured in the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game Galactic Hunters edition (fixed card #21), from 2009.
Earlier, production images from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back show Dengar holding a WWII-era German MG 42 (Maschinengewehr 42) machine gun with the bipod and buttstock removed. And in pre-production photos, Dengar is seen with a slightly modified MG 34 (Maschinengewehr 34), which is the base weapon identified 'in universe' as both the W-90 concussion rifle and DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle. When it came time to shoot the movie, however, the MG 34 ended up in the hands of 4-LOM. Neither of these weapons, though, is explicitly identified as the Valken-38.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Dagobah Limited (Card: Dengar's Blaster Carbine)
- Aurra Sing: Dawn of the Bounty Hunters (as Valken-38 blaster carbine, p.31)
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Galactic Hunters (Card: Valken-39 Blaster Rifle)
- Star Wars: Head-to-Head Tag Teams
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: IG-88B (★★★★)) (Picture only)