Trilogo Yoda Carded Factory Sample
On July 7, 2006 K.R. Spencer announced an incredible find to vintage collectors by way of the discussion forums found on The original thread may be viewed here. The astounding find consisting of factory samples from General Mills contained a vast number (approximately 70 pieces) of trilogo and ROTJ carded figures, boxed vehicles, and even diecast ships, many featuring adhesive sample stickers applied to the card fronts. The sample stickers range in size from small to large with some figures lacking any stickers whatsoever. While the stickers themselves represent the most unique characteristic of these carded figures, the superb card and bubble condition on many samples is equally noteworthy. It's utterly amazing that the former General Mills employee had the foresight to save this impressive collection and at the same time care for it all these years in a manner which preserved condition. Thankfully K.R. Spencer uncovered the incredible collection and as a result has enabled collectors all over the world to view these factory samples.

The adhesive label found on Yoda isn't quite as striking as the more information-rich labels seen on some of the other examples from this find. Infact, it appears to be a cut-down version of a larger label like the one seen on the upper region of the Han Hoth carded factory sample. Regardless, the piece itself is no less impressive given Yoda's iconic status as a Star Wars character and the sheer rarity of European items of this nature.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: K.R. Spencer
From the collection of: K.R. Spencer
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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