Kenner Spec Sheet - Plush Jawa (U.S. version)
Was this toy actually going to be part of the U.S. Kenner line-up in 1979? It sure looks like it. For whatever reason, though, it was only released in Canada by Regal. A mock-up like this could easily be created for photography and some differences between it and the released version appear to be the brown material and the foreshoretened arms. Overall it's pretty darned close to what the thing actually looked like though.

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


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