Long time Star Wars collectors might remember original Kenner photographer Kim Simmons, also known as “The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker”, from his previous three Kenner Star Wars Photography books. Now a fourth volume of his photography is ramping up production. In book number four, Kim will be focusing on the action figures produced from 1994-2000.
Kim DM Simmons began photographing Star Wars toys for Kenner in 1981 when he started working for Kenner’s previous photographer, Roy Frankenfield. He eventually took over as the main photographer and continued working with Kenner all the way through the 1990s after Hasbro’s acquisition of the company and up until 2001.
The first three books feature full-color high resolution photos of everyone’s favorite shots from the most recognizable packaging from each era of Star Wars at Kenner, as well as some of the more obscure images.
The new Kickstarter campaign for book number four is coming soon and you can sign up to be notified once it goes live right here.
These books are not available outside of Kickstarter and you won’t find them at your local book store or online retailer. Cutting out the middle-man and using Kickstarter to get these books directly into the hands of fans and collectors allows us to keep the quality extremely high and the content robust and complete.
About Kim Simmons:
Kim D M Simmons is one of the original photographers for Kenner Toys in the 80s and 90s as well as Hasbro up through 2000. His books “Kenner Star Wars Photography Vol 1: 1977-1979”, “Kenner Star Wars Photography Vol 2: 1980-1982”, and “Kenner Star Wars Photography Vol 3: 1983-1985” feature photos of Kenner’s original Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Power of the Force, Ewoks, and Droids toy lines. The upcoming Volume 4 in the series is the final book in the series and will feature photographs from 1994-2000.