Kategorienarchive: My Collection (Star Wars)

Sorry if you came here for Star Wars, this is another one of a few non Star Wars entries you will find here, but I hope you still enjoy the same way as I do as these items share at least 2 things with the vintage Star Wars toy line: It’s produced by Kenner and also has a figure of Harrison Ford. The seller of these told me he was the 2nd owner, the 1st being an ex Kenner employee (Kim Simmons I assume). Until today I haven’t seen anything alike on the market, so I assume there are not many items like this out there.

Huge 8×10″ transparency, the frame has writings on it as you can see. It seems this was the original size and someone at Kenner wanted smaller versions of it, e.g. for the cardback of the figures.

5×4″ Indy on horse, again with writing on the frame. Some I don’t know what they mean and again they wanted a smaller version of it for packaging.

5×4″ Streets of Cairo Playset transparency. As above with written notes on the frame they put around it.

Publicity/Press Kit (?) slide of Indiana Jones. This pic was also used for the cardback of Indiana Jones in German uniform.

5×4″ transparency of Belloq. Not sure what this is, there is a written note on top, but it actually is „in“ the photo, so the note was put aside the pic and then photographed I guess?
Text reads: I would also like to arrange for Tom to have a polaroid cam… film to take pictures as he progresses for Richard and Steve…
Many Thanks.

Another 5×4″ transparency of Belloq.

5×4″ transparency of Marion hanging on the edge.

Nice 5×4″ transparency of 4 Indy pictures (color positive).

Nice 5×4″ transparency of 4 Indy pictures (negative). Got 2 of this.

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Map Room packaging (Front)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Map Room packaging (Back)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Map Room packaging (Top)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Map Room packaging (Bottom)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Map Room packaging (Right)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Map Room packaging (Left)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Well of the Souls packaging (Front)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Well of the Souls packaging (Back)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Well of the Souls packaging (Top)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Well of the Souls packaging (Bottom)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Well of the Souls packaging (Right)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]

Nice 5×4″ transparency of Well of the Souls packaging (Left)
[Prototype packaging, you can see that the logos and some texts are arranged differently compared to the production packaging. Also interesting is how they changed some texts.]


Thanks for looking, next post will be about Star Wars again… I hope. 😉

These were given out for free to people who attended the collector’s panels at Celebration Europe II in Germany, Essen this year. I only got one of these myself when I attended the German collector’s panel. I wasn’t able to attend all the others, because I have always been at the main stage to see all the different actors like Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, etc. So I had to get them from different sources afterwards.

But before I show you all the StarTots which you have probably already seen elsewhere, here is a very rare StarTots 3-Pack which was given out exclusively to CE II collecting track associates. (No, I wasn’t an assoiciate, but was lucky enough to buy one after CE II). Although it is almost not noticeable, the StarTots in this set are a little different to their common counterparts. The „linings“ on the StarTots are golden, instead of silver.

And here they are in the original CE II StarTots bin:

The below sticker is said to come directly from Gary Kurtz, when he held an auction at the Lucasfilm Skywalker Ranch.

The triangular design shows McQuarrie’s conceptual idea of Luke in front of  planet Yavin. The idea for this design came from the original title for the draft skript: Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode I: The Star Wars.

Similar stickers can be seen in many behind-the-scnees shots, attached to scripts and other paperwork from the early production stages and most notably also on the panavision magazines in which the film was stored.

This is the the larger version cast and crew sticker which George Lucas created in 1976. It is in fact the very first item to introduce the Star Wars title. This was back when the working title was still „The Star Wars“, before it was changed to „Star Wars“ later on. A smaller version of the sticker was also produced, but the larger one is the harder one to get.

Front

Back

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.

If you want to read more about the Power Spark toy line/prototypes, go here -> TheSWCA and here -> TheSWCA

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. 🙂

 

Finally, I am able to present another nice addition to my Lili Ledy collection, the AT-ST Driver. Interesting fact about the LL variant of the figure is that it comes with a black variant of the Palace Blaster! Yes, the same type of weapon that Jedi Luke came with. WTF??? But as you can see below, the AT-ST Driver can go all gangsta with this blaster, so you better beware…

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