Star Wars DataTalk Conceptual Mock Up Power of the Force, 1998

Star Wars Luke Skywalker DataTalk Prototype Figure

In 1998, Kenner created this hand-made conceptual mock up figure to pitch a line of action figures with "Real Movie Dialogue" on small compact chips.  This line was later branded as "CommTech" or "CommTalk" in some countries outside the United States.

Kenner partnered with a company called Innovision Research & Technology to produce real working versions of this technology.

DataTalk CommTech Chip

Conceptual DataTalk Chip

Star Wars Unproduced DataTalk Prototype Figure