Jason Geyer runs through a bevy of Star Wars toy ideas that didn’t quite make the cut.
[S]ince we were not yet an approved vendor to Lucasfilm, we had to use the Original Trilogy to concept with as we couldnâ€™t be shown anything from Episode One. Lucasfilm would review our concepts and let us know if anything could apply to the new movie (this was a painful process that involved discarding far more ideas than the ones that were kept). Two, it was only a year away from the release of Episode One, and most manufacturing lead times were anywhere from 18-12 months to get the product made and to stores. But beggars canâ€™t be choosers, and we hit the ground running.
I so want a Darth Vadar Gumball Machine.