Happy Life Day!
This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figures today are Kenner's Star Wars Lumpy, Itchy, and Malla.
Chewbacca's family - wife Mallatobuck, son Lumpawarrump, and father Attichitcuk - first appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special and Kenner, looking for any merchandise they could add to the world's hottest toyline, worked up these prototypes.
Itchy and Malla are built on the existing Chewie mold, with the bandolier grinded off and new fur resculpted in its place (you can still see hints of it right below Itchy's new gray paint); Lumpy is a heavily reworked "Johnny" from the Fisher-Price Adventure People Wild Animal Safari set.
Luckily, Hasbro realized in time that the Holiday Special was going to be a full-on orphanage collapse, and never went further than these handmade prototypes.