Original Kenner Artwork
Maintained by Gus Lopez (gus@theswca.com)

This is a realm of collecting that nearly stands alone. Original artwork can range from simple pencil sketches, to full-color paintings, to three-dimensional sculptings and patterns used to create such toys as figures or vehicles. In the case of the graphical artwork, some of it was destined for the figure blister cards while some was meant for ship and playset packaging. Kenner had almost abandoned the use of photographs and was using more and more original artwork for their packaging towards the end of the Star Wars line. Some of the most extravagant artwork was used for in-store displays to draw attention to the toys. Since computer graphics hadn't quite taken off at this time, many layouts and logo designs were sketched and airbrushed by hand which adds to the vast number of individual pieces that were made. Most of the original artwork was never attributed to individual artists in order to avoid royalty fees so few of them are signed. Kenner had most of it created by outside firms and was the sole owner of the artwork. They had purchased a service not a piece of art, though nowadays some of us might disagree with that description. The artwork used for the toys themselves is equally impressive. Generally speaking, the masters for the toys themselves were either sculpted in wax or hard acetate, or assembled from various plastic and wood materials in a process known as "patterning." Most of this artwork was destroyed during the mold-making process, making in-tact examples nearly non-existent today. Unless you have the utmost trust in the seller it is wise to be extremely cautious if the opportunity ever arises to purchase these kinds of materials. All of them are one-of-a-kind pieces, though there is the chance that a talented sheister could attempt reproduction. It's probably best that you just enjoy the photos and relish the fact that these things avoided the disposal they were destined for.


 
 Toy Sculptings
o Large Size C-3PO Acetate Sculpting (Anonymous)
o IG-88 Doll Acetate Sculpting (1 of 2) (Tom Neiheisel)
o Wax Sculpting for Unproduced Gargan Figure (Chris Georgoulias)
o Acetate Sculpting for Leia Hoth Figure (Ron Salvatore)
o Acetate Sculpting for General Madine Figure (Lisa Stevens and Vic Wertz)
o Wax Sculpting for General Madine Head(Ron Salvatore)
o Acetate Sculpting for General Madine Figure (Lisa Stevens and Vic Wertz)
o Original Wax Sculpting for 33/4" Logray Action Figure (Ron Salvatore)
o Wax Sculpting for Imperial Commander Action Figure(Ron Salvatore)
o Clay and Wax Sculptings for Rancor Kenner Figure (Ron Salvatore)
o Ree Yees Action Figure Wax Sculpt (Ron Salvatore)
o Ewoks Chief Chirpa Sculptings and Hardcopy (Chris Fawcett)
o Wax Sculptings for Rancor Monster Limbs (Michael Mensinger)
o Wax Sculpts for Jabba Playset Elements (Ron Salvatore)
o Micro Collection Stormtrooper Wax Sculpting (Andy Loney)
o Micro Collection Gamorrean Guard Wax Sculpting (Andy Loney)
o Micro Collection C-3PO Wax Sculpting (Andy Loney)
o Micro Collection Yoda Wax Sculpting and 4-up Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Micro Collection Hoth Stormtrooper Wax Sculpting (Anonymous)
o Plaster Sculpting for POTF Stormtrooper Coin (John Wooten)
o Plaster Sculpting for POTF Ben Kenobi Coin (Anonymous)
oOriginal Plaster Sculpting for POTF Biker Scout Coin (Michael G. Mensinger)
o Plaster Sculpting for Leia in Boussh Disguise Coin (Garry Pedersen)
o Plaster Sculpting for POTF 2-1b Coin (Garry Pedersen)
o Plaster Sculpting for POTF Original Luke Coin (Ron Salvatore)
o Plaster Sculpting for POTF Original Princess Leia Coin (Ron Salvatore)
o Preschool Ewoks Wax Sculpts (Anonymous)
o CS12 Han in Carbonite Block Wax Sculpting (Jeffrey Koh)
o Wax Sculpting for CS12 Boba Fett Head (Anonymous)
o Wax Sculpting for CS12 Wampa Hand (Anonymous)

 Toy Patterns
o Wooden Pattern for R2-D2 33/4" Action Figure (Anonymous)
o Radio Controlled Sandcrawler Wooden Pattern (Anonymous)
o Jawa Sandcrawler Wood Pattern (Gus Lopez)
o Millennium Falcon Wooden Pattern (Anonymous)
o Wooden Pattern for the Death Star Playset Gun (Anonymous)
o Diecast X-Wing Wood Pattern (Gus Lopez)
o X-Wing Fighter Wood Pattern (Anonymous)
o Wooden Pattern for Y-Wing Fighter (Anonymous)
o Wooden Pattern for Slave 1 (Anonymous)
o Wooden Pattern for Wing to Darth Vader's TIE Fighter (Anonymous)
o B-Wing Fighter Wood Pattern (Todd Chamberlain)
o Wood Pattern for the Back End of the X-Wing Fighter (Ron Salvatore)
o Wooden Pattern for Belt to 12" Luke Figure (Anonymous)
o Wood Pattern for 12" Ben/Luke Saber (Anonymous)
o Wood Pattern for 12" Han Solo Gun (Anonymous)
o Wood Pattern for Unproduced Kez Iban Companion Droid (Anonymous)
o Wood Pattern for Unproduced Jessica Meade Companion Droid (Anonymous)

 Original Action Figure Card Artwork
o 12-back Artwork (Gus Lopez and Arnaud Grunberg)
o Rocket Firing Boba Fett Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Survival Kit Offer Cardback/Flyer Artwork(Anonymous)
o Anakin Skywalker Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Anakin Skywalker Star Wars Galaxy Card #200 (Tom Neiheisel)
o Artwork for Droids Vlix Blister Card (James Gallo)
o Artwork for Droids Sise Fromm Blister Card (James Gallo)
o Droids Boba Fett Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Droids Boba Fett Star Wars Galaxy Card #199 (Tom Neiheisel)
o Droids Mungo Baobab and Kleb Zellock Card Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Droids Mon Julpa and Vlix Card Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Droids Governor Koong and Admiral Screed Card Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Droids Jessica Meade and Gaff Card Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Ewoks Chief Chirpa and Weechee Card Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Ewoks Chituhr and Paploo Card Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Ewoks Morag and Bondo Card Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)

 Original Toy Artwork
oUnused Artwork for 12 Figure Action Display Stand (Hollywood Heroes)
oOriginal Artwork for Give A Show Slides (William Byers, Dan Flarida & John Wooten)
oComposite Painting for Die-Cast Falcon "Special Offer" Backdrop (Anonymous)
oComposite Painting for Die-Cast Imperial Cruiser "Special Offer" Backdrop (Ron Salvatore)
oESB Storage Case Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
oOriginal Art for Micro Collection Hoth Generator Attack Decals (William Byers)
oOriginal Art for Micro Collection Death Star Compactor Decals (William Byers)
oOriginal Art for Micro Collection Hoth Turret Decals (Tracey Hamilton)
oOriginal Art for Micro Collection Millennium Falcon Decals (Anonymous)
oOriginal Artwork for Unused Kenner Paint Set Images (Anonymous)
oOriginal Artwork for Jabba the Hutt Playdoh Set (Chris Georgoulias)
oOriginal Artwork for Kenner Power of the Force Logo (Chris Fawcett)
oOriginal Artwork for Kenner Ewoks Logo (Gus Lopez)
oPOTF Storage Case Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
oA-Wing Vehicle Decal Artwork (Dan Flarida)
oY-Wing Sticker Original Artwork (Isaac Lew)
o AST-5 ROTJ Mini-rig Decal Artwork (Jeff Correll)
oOriginal Art for Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Set Backdrop(Ron Salvatore)
oOriginal Art for Imperial Sniper Body-Rig(Ron Salvatore)
oUnproduced Kenner AT-AT Electronic Game Original Art (Gus Lopez)
oUnproduced Kenner Yoda Electronic Game Original Art (Gus Lopez)
oUnproduced Kenner Asteroid Field Electronic Game Original Art (Gus Lopez)

 Original Toy Packaging Artwork
o A-Wing Fighter Box Artwork (Gus Lopez)
o A-Wing Fighter Box Galaxy Card #198 (Tom Neiheisel)
o Boba Fett POTF Coin Art (Gus Lopez)
o Tatooine Skiff Box Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o Unused Artwork for the Ewok Battle Wagon (Steve Denny)
o Unused Artwork for ROTJ Toys (Steve Denny)
o Power of the Force X-Wing Box Concept Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o A-Wing Box Concept Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
o ATL Interceptor Artwork (Gus Lopez)
o Side Gunner Artwork (Gus Lopez)
o POTF Mini-Rig Art (Tom Neiheisel)
o POTF Mini-Rig Concept Sketches (Tom Neiheisel)
o Droids Skiff Artwork (Tom Neiheisel)
oOriginal Artwork for Glasslite TIE Interceptor Box (Todd Chamberlain)
oOriginal Artwork for Glasslite Droids Side Gunner Box (Chris Georgoulias)

 Figure and Toy Packaging Photoart
o Greedo Action Figure Blister Card Photoart (Gus Lopez)
o Leia Bespin Action Figure Photoart (Andrew Boscardin)
o Stormtrooper Cardback Image Photoart (John Wooten)
o Walrus Man Action Figure Blister Card Photoart (Chris Georgoulias)
o Lobot Trilogo Action Figure Blister Card Photoart (Randy Simpson)
o Ree Yees Action Figure Blister Card Photoart (Bill Wilson)
o MLC-3 Box Packaging Photoart(Ron Salvatore)
o Radar Laser Cannon Packaging Photoart (Broc Walker)
Tri-Pod Laser Cannon Packaging Photoart (Martijn Emmelot)
o Jabba the Hutt Packaging Photoart(Ron Salvatore)
o Ewok Attack Glider Packaging Photoart (Zac Schneider)
o Battle-Damaged X-Wing Glasslite Packaging Photoart (Chris Georgoulias)
o Star Wars Inflatable Light Saber Photoart (Gus Lopez)
o The Force Light Saber Photoart (Gus Lopez)
o Droids C-3P0 Case Photoart (Gus Lopez)
o Micro Collection Bespin Control Room Packaging Photoart (John Wooten)
o Micro Collection Hoth Generator Attack Packaging Photoart(Michael G. Mensinger)
o Micro Collection Hoth World Packaging Photoart(Ron Salvatore)
o Micro Collection X-Wing Fighter Packaging Photoart (Rob Amantea)
o Micro Collection TIE Fighter Packaging Photoart(Rob Amantea)
o Micro Collection Snowspeeder Packaging Photoart(Rob Amantea)
o 1981 Toy Fair Catalog Figure Spread Photo Art (Broc Walker)


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