|Ewok Attack Glider Enginering Pilot|
|Engineering Pilots are package
samples of either the box or cardback for a vehicle, playset, or figure. Kenner
used these EP's as a test to make sure that either the figure and accessories
fit properly with the dimensions of the bubble and card or that the vehicle
or playset and all accompanying sticker sheets, instructions, figure pack-ins,
and/or other accessories fit properly in the box. EP's, both boxes and cards,
are typically made of plain white cardboard cut to the dimensions of the final
In the picture above you see a production boxed Ewok Glider side by side with an EP.
While not as interesting as some other forms of prototype packaging it still is an integral piece in the production process and gives us a look at one of the many stages that brought the world the final product.
Finally, we have a shot of the series of Ewok Combat Glider pieces that Zac has assembled. These pieces include examples of several stages in the process used to create the vehicle. Shown are some of the original pieces of photoart for the back of the box, a color key, a proof sheet, various box flat samples and proofs, an Engineering Pilot, a production boxed glider, and included in the series, but not pictured, is a first shot.
|Description by:||John J. Alvarez|
|From the collection of:||Zac Schneider|
|Film:||Return of the Jedi|
|Category:||Prototypes / Prototype Packaging and Proofs|