3 New Figures Shelf Wobbler

This little shelf wobbler, made of flimsy clear plastic, has to be one of the niftiest store display pieces issued by Kenner for their vintage Star Wars line. It's graphics are great, it displays the figures prominently, and it's unique. Furthermore, it makes an interesting comment on the early stages of the figure line. Specifically, it reminds us that all of the original 12 figures were not released in one wave; they were staggered, the final three figures being issued some weeks after the intial assortments. Obviously, Kenner sent this piece to retailers to promote these last 3 figures-- the Sand Person, Jawa and Death Squad Commander. Since this was the case, it's somewhat odd that a cloth rather than plastic cape Jawa is featured on the display. But I guess the lifetime of the plastic cape figure was so short that Kenner already had the later version on hand by the time they were creating the display.

Here's the envelope inside of which these displays were sent to retailers.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of: Ron Salvatore
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Store Displays / Toy


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