Original Artwork for Glasslite Droids Side Gunner 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 Droids Side Gunner 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.

Like many of Kenner's Power of the Force toys, these graphics were drawn from a skillfully-rendered painting. What you see here is that actual painting, the one that served as the basis for all the Glasslite Side Gunner boxes produced. It was executed on a sheet of paper that has been mounted onto brown cardboard.

As you can probably tell from looking at the close-up shots, it's a pretty detailed piece of work. The fact that an Imperial Gunner figure is shown piloting the vehicle makes it especially cool.

Quite a few paintings 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:Droids Cartoon
Category:Prototypes / Product Artwork


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