Photograph of Prototypes of 77-Back Figures
This is a photo, taken internally at Kenner, of the figures that debuted on the 77-back card. Most of the figures are either cast in urethane or protomolded. Consequently they differ somewhat from regular production figures. Wicket, for instance, seems to derive from an early sculpt -- one with more prominent fur around the chin area -- and it's clear that his cowl wasn't ready at the time the photo was taken. Additionally, the softgoods accessories that came packaged with Leia Poncho, Han Trenchcoat, and Prune Face, are notable for their absence.

The call-out by name of Klaatu Skiff, Nikto, and 8D8 make me think this photo relates to the Jabba Dungeon playset, which was exclusive to Sears, and through which these figures were released in the fall of 1983.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Tim Eckholdt
From the collection of: Tim Eckholdt
Country:United States
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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