|Kenner Spec Sheet - Diecast Series II (early mock-ups)|
|This is the same photo shown in the 1979 Kenner in-pack catalog. All 3 vehicles appear to be made of white styrene and are clearly early mock-ups intended for photography purposes. The features of each toy correspond with what was produced although it's undlear if these protoypes functioned that way. A very interesting thing here is the inclusion of a dial on the side of the Millenium Falcon that swivels the radar dish and possibly the laser cannon.
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|