|Original Concept Artwork for Unproduced TIE Fighter clock by Bradley|
|This is the original concept artwork for an unproduced TIE Fighter shaped clock from Bradley Time, Inc. The size of the paper is 14" x 16" and the art appears to be magic marker, watercolor paint, and colored pencil on drawing paper and is dated 1979. Although the design is obviously a TIE Fighter, this piece doesn't actually mention being tied into Star Wars at all. The generic title on the paper calls it a Space Alarm Clock and the front of the base says Space Explorer II. The figure inside the cockpit is a man in a yellow spacesuit, very much styled after Mattel Toys' Major Matt Mason character. The ship was even given the number X-71. It's not clear if this would have ever been a knock-off on a Star Wars product because it came from a Star Wars licensee. It's possible that there was a discrepancy because this piece of art was done by an outside firm different from ones seen on other Bradley art pieces.
The notes say the following:
This general idea of a TIE Fighter being turned into a clock did not escape Bradley because it was eventually used on packaging for the 3-D Electronic clock.
Although Texas Instruments produced the first watches made for Star Wars, Bradley Time produced most of the time pieces for the original trilogy in the 1980's. Their products included clocks and watches both analog and digital. This piece of art was used for in-house reference and is stamped:
|Description by:||Chris Georgoulias|
|From the collection of:||Chris Georgoulias|
|Film:||A New Hope|
|Category:||Art / Original Artwork|