Technical Rendering of Biker Scout Laser Pistol
I'm not sure exactly what I should call this item, but technical rendering seems to aptly describe it, so I'll go with that. It was hand-drawn in pencil and it is extremely detailed. It's also quite large-- it was rendered at a 1:1 scale meaning it is exactly the same size as the production toy. Such renderings would be created once Kenner had decided on what they wanted a particular toy to look like, what features they wanted it to include, etc. Later, their sculptors, pattern makers and vendors would refer to them for guidance as to what the finished product was supposed to look like. For this reason, every little detail of the toy is included in the drawing you see above, as are its exact dimensions.

Here's a close-up of one side. Note all the little references to everything from textures to screw holes.

The opposite side.

The view from the front.

And from above.

Finally, this is the textual area from the lower right corner. It notes the scale and the date of creation, as well as other things.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of: Todd Chamberlain
Country:United States
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Prototypes / Product Artwork


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