Early Prototype Head for Talking Yoda Doll
This is an early version of the Talking Yoda head, which was probably made within Kenner for conceptual purposes. It was made from a metal mold much like the one seen here through a process called roto-casting, which yields a rubber product that is hollow on the inside.

I say that it was probably intended for conceptual purposes because the quality of the sculpting on the piece is somewhat rough; the scrape-like marks left by the sculptor are plainly evident in the surface of the rubber. Additionally, this type of Talking Yoda head has, to my knowledge, surfaced only in association with dolls that were, in all probability, early prototypes not intended to represent finished product.

Here's one last shot. The rubber used for this thing is actually green in color. I've also seen white examples. As you can probably tell, a pair of clear plastic eyes has been imbedded in the outer rubber.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Anonymous
From the collection of: Gus Lopez
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Miscellaneous Toys


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