Wax Sculpt for Head of Talking Yoda Doll
Talking Yoda, had it been produced, would have been the coolest Yoda item released by Kenner. Unfortunately, it was cancelled in late 1980 just prior to production.

Here you see the original wax sculpt for the product's highly detailed head. For some reason, the eyes were colored in at some point. I've seen this on other wax sculpts. It's possible it was done as a sculpting-phase test to ensure the item would look as intended when subjected to coloration.

Owing to the nature of rotocast mold creation, it's entirely possible that multiple sculpts were created for this element. But this matches the surviving toy examples very closely. I think it represents the final sculpt.

Some additional sculpted items related to Talking Yoda can be seen here.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of: Ron Salvatore
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Product Artwork


Checklist by Duncan Jenkins, Gus Lopez, and the Star Wars collecting community
Software by Chris Nichols

All information © 2014 Star Wars Collectors Archive