Lando Calrissian (General) [Frosted]
Very few people know that, at one point during the development of the Power of the Force coin line, plans were in the works to release the coins with significant "frosting" on their raised details. As far as I know, the only coin to be tested with this type of detailing was that showing Lando Calrissian as a Rebel General. For whatever reason, Kenner decided to not go with this idea, and instead released the coins without frosting, as you see on the right. Most likely, the cost that would have gone into creating the frosting effect was considered not worth the relatively small improvement in definition it allowed for.

Above we see a comparative photo with the frosted coin on the left and the normal coin on the right. Apparently, some of these Lando coins were used on POTF carded samples. If you look closely at the carded POTF Boba Fett shown in the hardcover edition of Tomart's Priceguide to Worldwide Star Wars Collectibles, you'll notice that a frosted Lando coin was used on that piece. The coin back reads: The administrator of CLOUD CITY, LANDO flies the MILLENNIUM FALCON to victory as the REBELS destroy the DEATH STAR.

Description by: Gus Lopez, Ron Salvatore
Photo: Gus Lopez, Todd Chamberlain
From the collection of: Gus Lopez, Anonymous
Country:United States
Film:Power of the Force
Category:Coins / Action Figure


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