Photoart for Glasslite Battle-Damaged X-Wing Box
As many of you probably know, the Brazilian company Glasslite released a small line of Star Wars product during the late '80s, including a version of the Battle-Damaged X-Wing Fighter vehicle. The toy itself was significantly different from the one issued in the States and elsewhere, but the most noticeable thing about it was surely its colorful box, which was printed with unique graphics.

But unlike the boxes for some of the other Glasslite vehicles, these graphics were not drawn from a traditional painting, but rather from a piece of photoart-- a photo that's been modified via airbrushing. In fact, what you see here is nothing more than the front panel of a Kenner X-Wing, which has been cut out and painted. As you can see, the text and Kenner logo in the lower portions of the image have been airbrushed out, as has the background, which is covered now with some moody blue haze.

Here you see the back of the painting, which contains some writing alluding to the scale at which the photoart was planned to be reproduced.

Quite a few photoart pieces have survived from the Kenner line. But it's very rare to see a foreign piece like this appear. It never ceases to surprise me how much has survived from the vintage era.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of: Chris Georgoulias
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Product Artwork


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