Unused Artwork for ROTJ Toys
Believe it or not this beauty measures about 2.5 x 4 ft. and was sitting in a hallway floor at Kenner destined for disposal. It's an original piece of arwork that was beautifully detailed.

This is a closer view of the Kenner artwork. Judging from the dimensions, the placement of the logo, the attention to the look of the Kenner toys, and the general handling of the painting, this was probably planned for use on a Kenner store display akin to the large header card they issued in 1984; it might have even been proposed for the reverse of that display (the released version has the same scene on both sides). As you can see, the artist took care to include several ROTJ toys: the Ewok Village, Speeder Bike, AT-ST, Ewok Hang Glider, and Ewok Catapult, as well as various figures. It does not, however, include the Endor versions of either Han or Leia, which might indicate that this was rendered some time prior to the release of those figures.

Description by: Ron Salvatore, Chris Georgoulias
Photo: Gus Lopez
From the collection of: Steve Denny
Country:United States
Film:Return of the Jedi
Licensee:Kenner
Year:1983
Category:Prototypes / Product Artwork


  


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