Trilogo Jawa 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.

Anyone who's ever endeavored to add a trilogo carded Jawa will personally attest to the absolute maddening rarity of this particular Jawa incarnation. Considering the crisp card condition and the presence of the previously mentioned factory sample label---well, you're looking at an uber super duper rarity! Rumor has it that Jawa afficiandos, Chris Nichols and Jason West, are planning an arm wrestling contest at Celebration IV to decide which collector truly deserves this piece should it ever leave K.R.'s hands, but I'm not one to gossip, so you didn't hear that from me!

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


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