Well, after far too long of a wait I have finally decided to share images of my focus collection with everyone. As many of you all know, my major focal points are the vintage Preschool and plush Ewok product lines. However I also like to pick up oddball Ewoks & Droids items as well and I have decided to share those too. At this point I have decided not to include any of my items from the basic Kenner action figure lines as I figured this was a good enough start
My main reasoning for holding out so long on a full limelight was the unfortunate fact that all of my stuff has been packed away and not on display. Since it does not look like it will be getting displayed in the near future and I had some spare time on my hands, I decided to take the opportunity to go through everything and photograph a bunch of it. It was a great experience and I came across a few items that I had forgotten about. There are a few items missing that I was unable to locate in the sea of boxes, but I know they are somewhere...The German Wicket and Kneesaa dog chew toys are among these. Once I locate them along with other items, I will be sure to add them. I also plan on keeping this thread up to date and will be adding new items as I pick them up.
My collection is by no means anywhere near complete. I am missing production items and I know there is A LOT of preproduction stuff out there. If anyone has any Preschool or plush items taking up space or if they just don't fit in with the rest of your collection anymore, please let me know. Also, any information or points in the right direction towards items for my focus would be greatly appreciated.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who has helped me out over the years with my focus. Either selling/giving me items, alerting me when a piece hit the market, or helping me identify/authenticate items...it is all very much appreciated. So a HUGE THANKS to my good friend Steve, Todd Chamberlain, Andy Loney, James Gallo, Chris Georgoulias, Ron Salvatore, James Boryla, Tom N, Michael Mensinger, Joe Y, Tracey Hamilton, Bill Wills, Micro Rob, Rob Musco, Joe O, Mattias, Todd DeMartino, Michifromhell.de, Todd Hudson, Chris_J, Joshua_B, gravitydamage, Brad P, Sabresedge and anyone else I may have missed. If I have forgotten anyone, I am sorry, it is not intentional
I know ewoks do not get a whole lot of love, but I hope that you all enjoy taking a look at the collection that I have put together over the years. So here we go...
Production Preschool Items (United States)
Woodland Wagon, Firecart, Talking Telephone w/ Talk to Wicket Sticker, Electric Toothbrush, Music Box Radio, Teaching Clock, Family Hut w/ Ewok Adventure Sticker
Sit N Spin, Give-A-Show projector, Give-A-Show theater.
Production Preschool items (Europe)
Woodland Wagon, Firecart, Talking Telephone, Electric Toothbrush, Music Box Radio, Teaching Clock
Production Preschool items (Australia TOLTOYS offer not valid sticker)
Electric Toothbrush, Firecart
Preschool Promotional & Advertising Items
Promotional Display Kit, Magazine advertisement page, Pack-in Catalog
Original Art for the Give A Show Projector Box
Original Art for the Sit'n Spin Alternate Logo
Kenner Wicket the Ewok presentation board with velcro on the back. Unknown if it was used internally or at Toy Fair.
Family Hut 8x10 promo photo
Slides of preproduction versions of the Woodland Wagon and Firecart.
Slides of the concept art for the Talking Telephone and Teaching Clock.
Preschool Proof Sheets
Woodland Wagon Proof, Talking Telephone Proof
Sit N Spin Decal uncut proof sheet with adhesive backing.
Preschool First Shots
Group Shot of unpainted First Shots
Baga FS with production figure, Paploo FS with production figure.
Latara FS with production figure, Kneesaa FS with production figure.
Gwig FS with production figure, Zephee FS with production figure.
Wicket Firefighter FS with production figure, Kneesaa Firefighter FS with production figure.
Firecart barrel FS in non production color.
Paploo SHORT SHOTS. Dented butt, Flat back & Hole in back.
Production figures in heat sealed bags.
Preschool Internal Sample Playsets
Family Hut Engineering Pilot. Box has never been taped on top. Cardboard insert has "1st EP" written on it and is cut different than the insert that came with production pieces. Toy itself is the same as the production piece, but has "1" and "Sunday Morning Special" written inside the dome. No clue what that means. Originated from a solid and trusted source and can be traced back to a Kenner Engineer. Production insert photo can be seen below for comparison.
Family Hut Quality Control sign off sample
Production Plush Ewoks (United States)
1st release straight text/round tags
Kneesaa, Nippet, Wiley, Leeni, Mookie
2nd release round text/round tags
Wicket, Kneesaa, Nippet, Wiley, Leeni, Mookie
3rd release square tags
Latara, Paploo, Wiley, Mookie
Gwig w/ correct tag, Gwig w/ Malani tag, Malani w/ correct tag, Malani w/ Gwig tag
Production Plush Ewoks (Department Store Mailer Baggies)
Nippet, Wiley (straight text), Wiley (curved text), Wicket (straight text), Wicket Curved text (front & back), Kneesaa.
Production Plush Ewoks (Foreign NON Trilogo)
Wicket THE EWOK (Canada)
Wicket Pink Tag (Europe), tag close-up, Nippet yellow tag (Europe), Wiley blue tag (Europe)
Wicket "Peluche" tag (France), Tag close-up, Nippet "Peluche" tag (France), Wiley "Peluche" tag (France).
Production Plush Ewoks (Trilogo)
Wicket, Kneesaa, Nippet, Wiley, Mookie, Leeni
Plush Promotional & Advertising Items
1983 Toy Fair Plush Introduction Flyer.
Italian Magazine Advertisement.
Kenner Consumer Affairs department letter RE:unproduced Zephee plush Ewok.
Plush Proof Sheets
Unreleased tag proof. These tags have different COO wording on the front. The back only features three ewoks and uses different background colors than the actual production tags.
First release straight text/round tag proof sheet. Matches production tags.
Second release Curved text/round tag proof sheet. Matches production tags.
Unreleased tag proof. Sheet features square tags for Wicket & Kneesaa which were never released with square tags and the unproduced Zephee plush. The inside layout of the tags differs from the production square tags and features a different color background as well.
Unreleased tag proof with Ewoks animated logo. This is most likely how the tags would have looked if the line had continued. Proof sheet is one sided but does show the inside of the tag. Zephee is not shown in the lineup.
Coloring Book Display, Plush Wokling display (Black), Plush Wokling display (Blue), Craft Master puzzle header, Preschool Shelf Talker.
Games & Puzzles (United States)
Wicket Board Game, Card Games, Play Doh set, ROTJ Ewok Kite, Droids Kite, Craft Master puzzles.
Games & Puzzles (Canada)
Play Doh, bilingual silver box.
Games & Puzzles (Europe)
Spanish Card Game, Droids Game Cassette, Spanish Ewok & Droids Target Games, Spanish Puzzles
Wicket Coloring Books (U.S. & Canadian), Wicket's World Colouring Book (Canadian), Ewoks Coloring Book, Winter Fun Activity, Ewoks & Droids Coloring books (Europe).
Books & Magazines (United States)
Shadow Stone, Adventures of Teebo, Witch/Ring/Crystal, Ewok Who Was Affraid, Wicket Goes Fishing, Lost Children, White Witch, Monster Ship, TView Magazine 1984, How The Ewoks Saved the Trees, Dandelion Warriors, Electric Company Magazine, Playthings Magazine
Shadow Stone, Dandelion Warriors, Wicket Goes Fishing
Lost Children, Caravan of Courage Program
Various German Comic Books
Program, Various Pennants, Button
Misc Foreign items
Comic Spain Figures
Masks Cesar of France; Wicket, Cheif Chirpa, Paploo
French Sticker albums and Sticker Packet, Spanish foil stickers
Spanish Eraser Boards, Dorothee Album, Custom/Fake Argentina Pinball games, German brochure, German Dog Chew Toys, U.K. Pencil Toppers, German Cassette Tote
Misc U.S. items
Wicket the Ewok & Friends Toy Toter by American Toy & Furniture
Kneesaa Bank, Wallet, Bag, Keychain, Pins, Night Lights, Suitcase, Tin Carry-All, Sew N' Show Cards, Watercolor Paint Set
Centerpiece, Dinnerware Set, Stickers, Party Favor Bags
C-3PO's Cereal Commercial animation cel.
Wallpaper Sample Book
Craft Master Wicket Paint by Number Figure Roto-Cast Mold.
Japanese Caravan of Courage, Horizontal Caravan of Courage.
That's all folks....