Coin-Related POTF Toy Concepts (1 of 2)
The slides here show some of the various ideas Kenner's designers were thinking of in order to put more play appeal into the coin premiums. All of these are artist's renditions and probably never made it to any type of prototyping stage. At least nothing has managed to surface yet. The leftmost slide shows a belt and buckle that holds several coins as well as a Laser Pistol. The next slide is probably the neatest one but the detail was lost on the photograph even before it was scanned. It shows an R2-D2 action figure case. Much like the C-3PO and Darth Vader cases, it's in the major shape of R2. It's shown here opened in semi-profile and in the background, the front view is shown, only smaller. I know you can't see any of this, but just take my word for it. The next slide is of another figure case, but this one has a slot for a coin underneath each figure slot. This one really didn't open and looks like some Hollywood Squares layout. I don't know how the figures were supposed to be held in. There is a gold medallion that's part of the design which looks to be included in order to spice up the whole coin idea. The last slide shows a medallion that was to be worn around the neck. You could interchange the coin at will. The bottom left slide shows a coin holder that was to be worn on the wrist. It held two stacks of coins in what look to be spring-loaded slots. You can see one of them "shooting" in this photo. Quite a nifty idea. The last two slides are "Major Event Calendars" for 1984 and 1985. They seem to outline projected dates for product releases. It's such a relief that slides like this were never destroyed by Kenner or else the story of the toy line would have many more gaps than it already does.
Description by: Chris Georgoulias
Photo: Gus Lopez
From the collection of: Steve Denny
Country:United States
Film:Power of the Force
Category:Prototypes / Coin


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