Gus and Duncan's Guide to Star Wars Prototypes

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Gus and Duncan's Guide to Star Wars Prototypes is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the most successful movie toy license of all time: the Kenner Star Wars line. With hundreds of photographs of vintage toy prototypes, this book gives details on many one-of-a-kind items found nowhere else. The familiar toys that were loved by an entire generation are presented here in various stages of pre-production along with many never-released toys that few people even knew existed. Collectors and fans will marvel at the skill and artistry that went into producing their favorite Star Wars toys.

338-page hardcover with dust jacket.

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All the Creativity that went into classic Star Wars Toys


Ever wonder what went into creating your Star Wars toys? Want to see some original unproduced SW Toys? Love Star Wars toys? Then this book is for you - it has incredible photos of prototypes of the toys as well as their molds, artwork, packaging and other items that went into the creation of what became the biggest movie related toy line ever. See the original rocket firing Boba Fett, marvel at the details that went into every toy and be amazed by the toys that were considered but never produced for the original SW line. All shown in beautiful color photographs with clever descriptions to inform and entertain. This is the best book to demonstrate all the creativity, artistic talent and detail that went into your favorite Star Wars toys.

This book is great on your coffee table to share with friends who likely also had a favorite Star Wars figure too. Presented with such appealing style and thought from expert collectors.

Gus and Duncan's Prototype book is fantastic


Initially I just flipped through the book looking at all of the great full color pictures. Then I read the book from cover to cover. Even though I have had the lucky opportunity to see many of these prototypes upclose and hear some of the stories about them, I still learned a lot about many of the prototypes. I had no idea that Kenner looked into doing Han and Greedo with quick draw action and knee joints! All in all a fantastic book that every Star Wars collector should have (especially vintage).

Gus and Duncan have done it again!


This time, they give you a comprehensive look at the making of many of your favorite vintage Star Wars action figures and toys with tons of huge photographs detailing each stage of the production process. With examples from their own collections, the authors step back through time and walk through each stage in the life of action figures - from the earliest designs all the way to the final packaged version. Along the way, there are sculpts, test versions, and color samples, each an important phase in the production of every toy. The book is organized by movie lines, so you can see prototypes from Star Wars, the Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Kenner's Droids and Ewoks lines.

Every collector and fan of vintage Star Wars toys should have a copy of this book, if only for the simple reason that is filled to the brim with pictures of amazing one-of-a-kind treasures we can never own ourselves. This book is the next best thing to having some of these in my own collection!

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