See what Yoda and 7 other sci-fi icons almost looked like in awesome concept art

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Jul 31, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

Yoda, Hagrid, Buzz Lightyear -- they're all film icons, but what were they originally supposed to look like?

When it comes to character sketches versus the final, cinematic result, you never know what you'll discover. Sometimes the original intent remains entirely or in part until the very end. Other times, the sketch and the product are as far from each other as two things can be.

And with that in mind, here are a few side-by-side comparisons -- some of them are bizarre, some of them are awesome, but they're all worth a look. You can find our favorites below, and then be sure to check out the rest here.

And don't forget to tell us what you think! Should some of these characters have remained true to their earlier counterparts?

(via Design Taxi)