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TFN Review: The Cromalin Strikes Back

Posted by Chris on March 19, 2021 at 10:28 AM CST

The follow up to A New Proof has landed and it's beautiful. Mattias Rendahl's new book, The Cromalin Strikes Back Kenner Star Wars Packaging Design 1980-1982 is a work of art that new and long-time Star Wars fans & collector's are sure to enjoy.

From the back cover:

The sequel to A NEW PROOF: KENNER PACKAGING DESIGN 1977-1979 spotlights vintage Star Wars action figure packaging design through The Empire Strikes Back (1980-82) years. Explore insights into how proof cards were used at Kenner, a step by step guide to the action figure blistercard creation process, comprehensive checklists and explanations of known proof cards and Cromalins, along with former Kenner employee interviews and much more. Discover the pre-digital, old-school era of design that drove Kenner's ground breaking toyline, and helped make it such a pivotal part of our pop culture world.

Author Mattias Rendahl poses in front of pieces from his own collection with his new book!

Mattias and his co-author Ben Sheehan, put together a spectacular title that is a welcomed addition to my personal collection of Star Wars reference guides. There's a little tease in the back of the book featuring a Revenge of the Jedi card, so stay tuned for the next title in the series!

If you missed out on securing your copy during the Kickstarter campaign, fear not! You can still pick up a copy from Dear Publications while supplies last. Click here to purchase one for your collection today.

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