Micro C-3PO and Han Solo with Attached Mold Runner Metal
This is a pretty interesting artifact of the Micro Collection production process. Those cylindrical metal forms you see attached to the severed feet of this C-3PO figure (from the Millennium Falcon playset) are the remnants of the metal material the figure was "shot" in. Obviously, this metal hardened in the "runner" conveying it into the mold cavity. It's odd to me that something like this was ever saved, but it's nice that it was, because it hints at some of the less thought-about aspects of their mass-production.

The second example shown on this page, depicting a Han on Taun Taun figure beside its production counterpart, exhibits a similar phenomenon.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore, J. Morgan Kuberry
From the collection of: Ron Salvatore, J. Morgan Kuberry
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Micro Collection


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