|Production Series for Biker Scout Stopwatch by Bradley|
First we see the original concept artwork for a Biker Scout stopwatch produced by Bradley Time, Inc. The size of the sheet is 9" x 11" and the image is colored in black pen and red and blue markers. The art features a Biker Scout riding on a Speeder Bike.
Here is the image with the overlay lifted. If you look closely you can see that the image was created by pasting copies of different source material on the board. The first image is a generic stopwatch featuring the Return of the Jedi logo. The bottom of the stopwatch has TM & (c) LUCASFILM LTD. 1983. The final is the image of the Biker Scout. This image was taken from a Lucasfilm licensing sheet. You can also see that along the bottom of the artwork is the pantone color key. In the lower left it says:
SEE SLIDE FOR
This is the licensing slick, referred to as a slide on the artwork, that would have been used for the image and the color breakdown of the image. Lucasfilm was/is very strict about how their images can be used. When you buy the rights to distribute a product bearing a Lucasfilm image it must be the exact image and color as dictated by sheets like these. It is for that reason that identical images like this one have been found on everything from stopwatches to store displays to puffy stickers.
Finally, here is the finished product. As you can see it was not changed at all from original concept. It's great to see what goes into the making of a Star Wars product. I've been very lucky to be able to assemble multiple pieces used in producing this stopwatch.
The final shot is a close-up of the watch face so you can compare it to the original concept. Bradley Time, Inc. made two attempts at using the Biker Scout on a clock. The other was unproduced and can be seen here. For other Bradley clock concept art don't forget to check out our section on original artwork.
|Description by:||John J. Alvarez|
|Photo:||John J. Alvarez|
|From the collection of:||John J. Alvarez|
|Film:||Return of the Jedi|
|Category:||Art / Original Artwork|