|Prototype Display for Unproduced Star Tots Toys|
Kenner's attempt at a pre-school line of Star Wars products, the Star Tots toys are among the most interesting of all the planned-but-never-released Kenner toys. The concept behind the toys seems to be derived from Kenner's very successful Tree Tots line, which featured stumpy, non-articulated figures very similar to the prototypes you see here. And, of course, Kenner later resurrected the Star Wars pre-school concept for their Ewok Family line of the Return of the Jedi era. (Click here to see images of toys from both the Tree Tots and Ewok Family lines.)
The piece you see here looks like a poster or cardboard wall-hanging of some sort, possibly used to represent the then in-development Star Tots, either internally at Kenner or to the retailers who were the company's clientele.
Unfortunately, this item is not known to currently be in existence. The image come from a batch of slides unearthed by Chris Fawcett, web master of 12back.com.
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Anonymous|
|Film:||A New Hope|
|Category:||Store Displays / Toy|