Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted an informative QnA with 3D Modeler Jay Kushwara – a talent artist responsible for some of the most detailed figures in the modern Star Wars action figure line as well as the gorgeous McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader helmet from eFx Collectibles. I’ve had the honor of speaking with Jay myself and he is surely at the top of his craft. Head on over to JTA for the interview as well as several pre-production 3D renders.
A few people have sent in questions regarding source material for the “lost line” look that Hasbro will be using on 6 of the individual cards included in SDCC Exclusive Carbon Freezing Chamber set (and on Limited Edition chase/variant cards available later at retail).
For the answers, look no further than The Star Wars Collectors Archive web site for illustration images of this abandoned concept to the iconic 1977-1985 Kenner packaging design we know today.
As you’ll see, the new cardbacks are very faithful to the original concept and exude that “70’s” feel.