Long before Star Wars featured Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and the rest, George Lucas envisioned a completely different battle in the stars, and even went so far as to have Ralph McQuarrie whip up some character concepts.Â Those who have the Making Of… books have seen these designs floating around since the mid-80’s, but now, Star Wars fans can actually get their hands on actual action figures based on those designs.
These sets are exclusives with Diamond Comic Distributors and Toys R Us, and have been out since the beginning of the month. Those who are really looking for a unique gift for their geek, might want to dig around a bit to secure the figures from these two sets.
Set 1 includes McQuarrieâ€™s versions of Han Solo (who bears more than a passing resemblance to a young George Lucas), Chewbacca, Obi Wan Kenobi & Yoda, C-3PO & R2-D2, and Boba Fett.Â Set 2 features Concept takes on Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper, Rebel Trooper and â€œThe Starkiller Hero,â€ a character that evolved into both Luke Skywalker and his sister, Princess Leia, in the final draft of the first script.
I wonder if I’ll find the Starkiller Hero in my stocking this year, or if I’m going to get another lump of coal?