Power of the Force “Space Creatures Kit” Figure Maker by Kenner
It’s amazing how many Star Wars products there are out there. I’m still running across things that I had never seen before, like this “Figure Maker” kit from Kenner in 1996. It consists of a mold that lets you make three characters (Bib Fortuna, a Gamorrean Guard and a Tusken Raider), some “Air Hardening Compound” and three markers that you’re supposed to use to color your creations after they’ve dried. They also made a couple others with different characters. As I’ve said in the past, I find it odd to feature a character like Bib Fortuna so prominently and not include Jabba.
The “Air Hardening Compound” is basically air-drying clay, and in the 15 or so years since this was made it has turned hard as a rock. So at the moment I can’t test this out, although I’m considering getting some new clay, or maybe just using it with Play-Doh. The markers still work, more or less, but I’m pretty skeptical about how well using markers to color figures like this would work.
The mold is pretty nice — a lot of detail, and a decorative cardboard insert with a painting of Jabba and his court by Ralph McQuarrie.