Empire Strikes Back Kenner Action Figure Articulator Concept
This unique piece was conceived and hand made by a Kenner engineer as a possible extension to the action figure line. The piece is made of styrene plastic with formed plastic tubing and monofilament line. The four finger spring-loaded controls work each appendage and the thumb slide makes the head rotate.

The idea was for a child to be able to make his figure walk and move. The black cloth sleeve was included to "hide" the mechanism and the hand.

It's an ingenious idea, but didn't go far as it would have required retooling the action figures to fit this concept. This is the only model ever made.

Description by: Chris Georgoulias
Photo: Chris Georgoulias
From the collection of: Chris Georgoulias
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Product Concepts


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