Empire Strikes Back R2-D2 Switcheroo Carded Quality Control Sample
There's something fun about typing or saying "R2-D2 Switcheroo"! This ingeniously named toy is referred to as a Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) sample. A toy of this nature is utilized for approval to determine if the final product meets specific criteria in terms of packaging quality, etc. The card front contains a signature of the appropriate Kenner quality control engineer who signed off on this piece.

QA/QC labels are sometimes affixed to the front or rear of the card. Signatures and/or other information may be written on items ranging from specifically formatted labels, formatted index cards, simple nondescript labels like this one, or directly on the card.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Bryan Simmons
From the collection of: Bryan Simmons
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Miscellaneous Toys


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