1984 / Diorama (1 of 2)
The showroom diorama for 1984 was pretty elaborate. By this point in time, the Star Wars toy line was a staple of Kenner's annual offerings and they'd become accustomed to giving it a lavish roll-out at Toy Fair. Unfortunately, we don't have photos of the 1982 and '83 showrooms to demonstrate how these display set-ups progressed over time, but the diorama seen here is a step up from those of 1981, which themselves were pretty complex. This shot shows the '84 diorama, which is sort of a mix of the Tatooine and Endor environments. It utilizes some pretty nifty cut-outs in the background, which help to give it some dimension. As you can see, the Y-Wing and X-Wing Fighters, Ewok Village and several smaller toys are incorporated into its setting. In front of the diorama is a table on which sits a new offering for '84, the Biker Scout laser pistol. On the opposite wall are several packaging samples, and just beyond the diorama can be seen a wall unit including some hanging vehicles.