White Bespin Guard Painted First Shot
Although it may look like a normal production figure, this Bespin Guard is actually a painted first shot.

The main giveaway that this is a first shot is the lack of copyright information on the back of it's leg. This information would be later directly engraved to each steel mold after shooting a run of first shots to make sure everything was okay with the molds.

An interesting characteristic of this first shot is the fact that it has some sort of yellow paint on the bottom of its feet. This might have been to distinguish it for some reason, or perhaps it has no real significance.

Description by: Isaac Lew
Photo: Johan Sydling
From the collection of: Johan Sydling
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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