Greedo Painted Hardcopy
This paint scheme matches the one shown in the small German in-pack catalog. Note the lack of blue paint on the elbows. The detail on Greedo's head and body is astonishing. Lots of warts and bumps on his head. The shades of blue and green differ from the production figure shown on the right. An interesting thing to note is that the right arm of this thing is kinda crooked. This is due to the fact that the arm pin is not perpendicular to the shoulder area. Also, the right leg isn't exactly parallel (heightwise) with the left leg. Since it's created by an artist, not a machine, all of this is quite forgiveable. These "flaws" just add a little more uniqueness to an already unique piece. It is in immaculate condition. The ears and antennae, which would be prone to easy breakage, are perfect. Kinda neat when you consider this thing was made around 1978 and never really intended to be kept.

Here is a rear view of the painted hardcopy.

The limbs are held on with pins and slightly exposed here. The biggest difference between this and other hard copies I've seen is that the pin for the head is attached to the torso and seems to be made of wood, unlike the metal pins used on other figures. This pin is shorter than normal which makes keeping the head on quite difficult. With the exception of only a couple of figures, all Star Wars figures were sculpted at a 1:1 ratio with the production figures. The hardcopies associated with the creation of a new figure include a tooling aid (for mold building), a paint master (for production painting), and a working model (to display action features). Any others would be just extras for inspection or something to that extent. This particular Greedo would probably be considered a paint master or one of these complete extras since it's fully painted and assembled.

Description by: Chris Georgoulias
Photo: Gus Lopez, Chris Georgoulias
From the collection of: Gus Lopez
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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