Kenner Spec Sheet - Land of the Jawas
This is just a standard Kenner file photo that doesn't appear to have been used elsewhere. It's unfortunate that this photo isn't the same one shown in the 1979 Kenner in-pack catalog since that one was an early version of the playset and this book of product sheets contains many early photos. They don't tell you that this is just a cardboard backdrop which is pretty misleading. Still, this was a very popular set even though the backdrops were usually trashed by kids during play.

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
Photo: Chris Georgoulias
From the collection of: Chris Georgoulias
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Product Concepts


Checklist by Duncan Jenkins, Gus Lopez, and the Star Wars collecting community
Software by Chris Nichols

All information © 2014 Star Wars Collectors Archive