|Micro Collection Bespin Torture Chamber|
|This is one of the
most talked about unproduced Star Wars toys, yet it's pictured in few
places. As you can tell by the finished production sample, the
Bespin Torture Chamber was almost released by Kenner but was cancelled as the
micro line died due to poor sales.
A box was made as a mock-up sample with various pieces pasted onto a generic box for photography. It is one of the most interesting unproduced Kenner toys since it extends a line that was developed, yet this toy never saw the light of day.
There are two known complete specimens of the Bespin Torture Chamber in existence (and one partial one). This is the only known sample with decals and painted figures.
From this angle, you can see the conveyer belt that turns with a crank to simulate C-3P0's parts getting thrown into the incinerator. The conveyer actually turns.
The back side allows a view of the ramp leading up to the torture room.
From the top view, you can see most of the features of the playset, including the chair where Han is placed to received his torture treatment. The compartment underneath is the cell where Han, Chewie, and Leia are placed after interrogation.
The torture chamber was packed in this generic white box with handwriting on the flap indicating that it is indeed the Micro Bespin Torture Chamber.
|Description by:||Gus Lopez|
|From the collection of:||Gus Lopez|
|Film:||Empire Strikes Back|
|Category:||Prototypes / Micro Collection|