Star Wars Telegraph — the never-made toy

Bonnie sez,

Yes, a Star Wars telegraph. Some unproduced toy concepts cause fans and collectors to react "Why didn't Kenner make that back in the day?". Not so much on this one.

Kenner's "Concept 2000" telegraph toy was branded with a Star Wars logo in the corner panel to mix the hit film with "high-tech" gadgetry for kids' product concepts. The color scheme could easily be representative of the Empire, but the toy definitely says "A long time ago…". Of course, telegraphs have not been high technology since the early part of the 19th century, yet kids wireless telegraph toys remained popular through the 1970s until they began getting replaced by wireless voice-transmitting walkie talkies.

Star Wars Telegraph

(Thanks, Bonnie!)