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Power of the Force “Space Creatures Kit” Figure Maker by Kenner

November 19, 2011

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.

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  1. November 19, 2011 1:07 pm

    Nice find, let us know how you get on with making them. I have the Millennium Falcon one in my collection.

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