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bigbarada
06-06-2002, 05:05 PM
I thought it would be cool to have a thread dedicated to all the unproduced toys from the entire vintage line (3 3/4", 12", Micro-Collection, Plush)

To start, here is a pic of one of the prototypes to the Yarna-Dal-Gargan figure that Kenner was working on for the POTF line before Lucasfilm pulled the plug on her. I think this one is a hardcopy of the figure used to test the fitting of her headdress:

(BTW, all the pictures I'm posting are from www.toysrgus.com )

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 05:09 PM
Another interesting piece that would have been awesome if it had made it to production. The Rebel Blockade Runner!

I think this is a plastic hard-copy or prototype:

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 05:13 PM
If the line had continued beyond the first wave of POTF, Kenner had plans to continue the line with Expanded Universe (although it wasn't called that back then) versions of key characters.

This is a prototype of Luke in Jedi Robes, although some argue that it is Luke in his medical robes from the end of ESB. You be the judge:

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 05:17 PM
And for my last pic (for now), the dark side of Star Wars. Here are the prototypes for Chewie's family from the Holiday Special. These are the only known prototypes from the HS known to exist, along with a concept sketch for Boba Fett's sea serpent. Thus don't believe a word Toyfare magazine tells you.

(The weak of stomach may want to turn back now) :)

Bel-Cam Jos
06-06-2002, 08:18 PM
The pics are great, bb, but as Threepio said: "How horrid!" :eek:
I especially like:
how "original" the Chewbacca family figures are
how proportionate the Blockade Runner is to figures
how awful Yarna is
how geeky Luke looks

I always wanted a spherical Death Star playset. :(

DarkArtist
06-06-2002, 10:23 PM
I Feel Hasbro should get the ball rolling on re-releasing the original micro Collection line and finish what Kenner Started. I mean I was a huge fan of the Micro line and loved the idea of playing with the Bespin ad Hoth world sets. The ships were closer to scale to the figures and the details were there as well. One of the major pains in my life was when they cancelled the line and thus the Falcon and snowspeeder became history.
I think Hasbro could benefit by releasing the line again and making those sets that were in the planning stages but never produced like the Death Star Throne Room or the Bespin Torture Chanmber, Hoth Bacta Chamber. Just release them with minor changes so that the collectors of the originals will not lose the value of their collection.

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 10:31 PM
I would love to have an updated version of the Micro-Collection (even though the Micro-Machines and Action Fleet lines were pretty much just that). However, what I'm thinking of is a line of figures that are about the same size as those 32X soldier figures from 21st Century Toys and model-quality vehicles to match.

If Hasbro were to revive the Micro-Collection line then my only request would be that they make the figures out of plastic, since the paint chips off the metal too easily.

LusiferSam
06-17-2002, 07:20 PM
I like the blockade runner. For a vintage vehicle it looks great. But if released a Saga vehicle it would suck.

bigbarada
06-18-2002, 04:23 PM
I'm sure the Blockade Runner in that pic is just a prototype or mock-up. If it had actually made it to production it would have been much more detailed.

LTBasker
06-18-2002, 08:35 PM
Theres a better picture of the Rebel Blockade Runner on the Behind the Magic CD #2.

There were also some mini-rig vehicles planned that never made it to release that I wish would've because even now I think one would be cool to have which is the mini-rig that was gonna interact with the Falcon, it would settle between the fork pieces.