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"Insider takes a look at the Kenner action figures that didn't make it to your toy box."
―The Toys That Never Were[src]

The Toys That Never Were is an article written by Chris Fawcett that appeared in Star Wars Insider 92. Including pictures of prototypes, it showcases ten figures/figure sets that were conceived by the Kenner toy company during the 1970s and 1980s but which never made it into production. The figures profiled are:

Rocket FettEdit

"Rocket Fett" is a famous unproduced figure of Boba Fett that was initially made available through a mail-in offer. Several months before its release, a child choked to death on a missile fired from a similar Battlestar Galactica toy, and Rocket Fett was ultimately shelved. Nine variants of the figure are known to exist.

R1-G4Edit

An action figure of R1-G4 went unproduced, but Fawcett asserted that it was not publicly known why.

Wookiee familyEdit

Familytoys

Prototypes of Chewbacca's family

After the airing of The Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978, Kenner envisioned a toy line of Chewbacca's family. Prototypes were constructed of Chewbacca, Malla, Itchy, and Lumpy, but the idea was ultimately canned.

Vac-metallized figuresEdit

In the early 1980s, Vacuum-metallized figures of a TIE pilot and a member of the Emperor's Royal Guard were conceptualized and prototyped but not produced.

Accessory figuresEdit

A set of accessories available for the heroes similar to an existing "survival pack" went unproduced.

GarganEdit

An action figure of Yarna d'al' Gargan was created for the original Power of the Force line, but was nixed when Lucasfilm Ltd. thought that the six-breasted character was inappropriate for children.

Luke Skywalker in robesEdit

Very little is known about a figure of Luke Skywalker in plastic-sculpted robes that didn't make the cut.

Unproduced Power of the ForceEdit

Kenners' original Power of the Force toyline ended after one wave, resulting in a number of figures going unreleased.

2nd Series EwoksEdit

After a line of action figures based on the television show Star Wars: Ewoks, a second line was planned that was set to include Chief Chirpa, Paploo, Morag, Weechee, Chituhr, and Bondo. Many samples of these figures exist, but they were never mass-produced.

Unproduced droidsEdit

A toy line based on Star Wars Droids existed, but the second wave was cancelled.

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