I have to admit that at first, I didn’t realize what exactly I was looking at and – funny enough – even the seller wasn’t aware. At that time there were only 4 buzz words that mattered to me: Kenner, Transparency, Star, Wars. When I read the description for each of the 3 transparencies on eBay, I knew I had to have all 3.
However, after the auctions had been live for about 1 day, the seller found out what he had there and he updated his auctions. Afterwards, I wanted these transparencies even more. Unfortunately, there were people from all over the world I had to bid against and in the end I only scored 2 of them. I really dislike situations like this, because I feel such items shouldn’t be separated, I think they should stay together in one collection. But that’s the way it is.
Let’s take a closer look at what we have here.
The first picture is a closeup of the Power Spark X-Wing Fighter. Not really sure what that black thing is, but it looks as it can be used to wind up the toy somehow, maybe causing R2 to spin around? At least you can see that there’s a lot of motion blur where R2 is.
The second picture shows the prototype Power Spark AT-ST with all accessories it was supposed to come with – if the Power Spark would have been released. The silver thing in the back is used to reflect light, for photographic reasons.
The third picture I didn’t get shows a similar set up as the AT-ST picture, only with the X-Wing Fighter.
I especially like this sentence from the post at TheSWCA: „In the cases of both figures and vehicles, the hardcopy pieces were fully decorated with paint and stickers, most likely for use in preliminary photography.“
I think so too. 🙂