CAP-2 Packaging Cromalin
Featured here is a cromalin for the CAP-2 mini rig packaging. Cromalins play an extremely important part in the creation of toy packaging. Notes are often found on cromalins to indicate changes that need to be made before the final version is approved. Suggested changes vary from piece to piece, but range from text absence, necessary color changes, etc. Once changes are made, a final cromalin is produced and approved by the appropriate individual. This explains why multiple cromalins of the same item often still exist ranging from heavily marked to free of markings.

This next photo illustrates some of the writing and suggested corrections found in the upper left area of this cromalin.

Here we see corrections found near the cromalin's bottom. Notice specific notations are written relating to changes in the copyright lines of the packaging.

Finally, we see a close-up of the sign-off label affixed to the cromalin. You'll notice a number of intials from employees of various departments and the dates they signed off or made suggested corrections. Amazingly enough, the dates of two sign-offs correspond with Billy's birthday! I think this correlation indicates the Cap-2 cromalin was truly destined find a home in Billy's collection.

This cromalin is significant in its own right, but it takes on an additional significance for Billy, a Bossk character collector, since the CAP-2 packaging and toy relate so strongly to his chosen character focus. Bossk enthusiasts will also enjoy seeing the proof card series from Billy's collection seen here.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Billy Bennett
From the collection of: Billy Bennett
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Prototype Packaging and Proofs


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