Yoda Screamin' Model Box Layouts
The prototypes in this series are all original artwork, layouts, and proof sheet for the Screamin' Model Company's line of Star Wars models released in the early nineties. These represent some of the first prototypes to emerge from the "Dark Years" of Star Wars collecting - the period between the demise of Kenner's action figure line and the release of the Heir to the Empire novel.

Above is a layout for the Yoda box front. To make a layout, the designer basically cut and pasted pieces of art, text, and photography onto a mechanical board. Some layouts also include a transparent sheet with more cutouts pasted to them. Handwritten instructions are sometimes scrawled on the top tissue paper overlay, detailing corrections, additions, coloring, and other such instructions. Though it's hard to tell from these photos, all the text is on a transparent film in front of the picture.

The picture above shows three layout sheets for the box sides and ends. Below is the actual photography used for the full color box front. This piece is huge and absolutely gorgeous.

Finally, pictured below is an unassembled box flat - the final stage in producing the Yoda box.

Description by: Chris Fawcett
Photo: Chris Fawcett
From the collection of: Todd Chamberlain
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Prototype Packaging and Proofs


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