Yak Face Hardcopy Paint Master
This Yak Face piece absolutely rocks! Its a hardcopy, which means it is cast in a urethane material and has its limbs attached by pins. Those paint swatches you see accompanying it indicated the various colors the figure was to be painted once production got under way. The writing, which you might be able to see on the back of each chip, refers to which body part(s) the indicated colors were supposed to be applied. Such figures are usually referred to as paint masters. They served as models, which vendors outside of Kenner could refer to when producing the finished products. By indicating the desired color schemes so distinctly, the possibility of costly errors occuring during production was greatly diminished. Few of these figures with accompanying paint swatches have turned up on the collector's market; in fact, most existing examples derive from the same 1980s sale. The fact that this particular example is also one of the most desirable of all vintage figures makes it all the more special.
Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Andy Loney
From the collection of: Andy Loney
Country:United States
Film:Power of the Force
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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