|Kenner Spec Sheet - Large Size Boba Fett Action Figure|
|First off, this thing is loaded with features that the final version didn't have. Second off, this thing is loaded with features that the final version didn't have. Check it out: 3 safe-firing spring rockets (two short ones and one long one), LED lights in the chest plate, removable arm flame thrower, removable dart weapon, electronic sound and knee darts. I guess this would have blown their budget so they scrapped just about all of it and left one rocket that was removable and attached the flame thrower on the arm. Notice the gun on this version is much smaller than the production one. The sculpting is 100% different also. There's no way to know if this mock-up had all these features or not, but I think the coveted rocket-firing action figure prototypes almost pale in comparison.
With lights and sound this thing is more reminicent of the deluxe 1998 version than the 1979 toy. Speaking of the 1990's, the hands here have half-circles on them.
As a side note, this exact photo was also used on an early mock-up of the Boba Fett bell hanger display. It was used to showcase the standard Boba Fett action figure.
This Kenner product sheet is part of a 3-ring notebook containing early photography and descriptions of roughly 30 Star Wars toys. Each sheet has the same format with typed information about the product and a pasted-on glossy photo. Most photos are representations of the toys but they often differed from their released counterparts which makes it quite unique to look at. These were generally mock-ups of sorts created because the toys weren't ready in time for photography and early marketing. This book came from an ex-Kenner model maker who was dilligently tracked down by a collector. Many thanks go out to that collector for helping turn up a piece of history like this.
|Description by:||Chris Georgoulias|
|From the collection of:||Chris Georgoulias|
|Film:||A New Hope|
|Category:||Prototypes / Product Concepts|