Stormtrooper 4-up Silicone Mold (517-021)
Showcased here is a Stormtrooper silicone mold for one of the of the Micro Collection stormtroopers 4-ups. The "shot pose" is designated by the number 517-021. The first three digits represent the Death Star Compactor playset, while the last three indicate the particular character/pose. A 1:1 unpainted micro was included in the above pictures to give a sense of scale.

Collectors often endeavor to put together complete runs highlighting each portion of the production process which brings a toy from concept to final product. Silicone molds, like the one shown here, and original sculptings are often the limiting factors for completing a run as they may no longer exist. Understanding the true rarity and importantce of this piece is vital to grasping its appeal as a prototype.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: John Wooten
From the collection of: Alex Sleder
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Micro Collection


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