Telescoping Luke and X-Wing Artwork from the 12-back Card
These images include the pictoral instructions of how to extend the original telescoping lightsaber, which was later changed to the form most people are familiar with. Of course, an extremely few lucky customers actually found any telescoping figures on 12-back cards, but some did get released on card.

I cannot stress enough how incredible it was to actually hold these and be grateful that they evaded disposal, unlike some other items at Kenner. These were produced by outside art/graphics firms but were property of Kenner. Like most other original artwork used on the toy line, neither were signed by the individual artist. Unfortunately, Kenner wasn't known for crediting the artists for their work, so just about all the original paintings and sketches on Kenner packaging are uncredited. It's quite ironic that these unknown artists are perhaps responsible for some of the most widely-seen art in the Star Wars universe. This is pure history folks.

Description by: Gus Lopez, Chris Georgoulias
Photo: Chris Georgoulias
From the collection of: Tom Neiheisel
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Product Artwork


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