Luke Stormtrooper POTF Carded Sample
Carded Samples can come in a variety of styles. The figures can be painted Hardcopies, Internal First Shots, First Shots, or production figures. The card backs can be Sample Cards, Proof Cards, or production cards. Finally, the bubbles can be hand cut or production quality and can be applied by hand with glue or double sided tape or applied by machine. These samples would mainly be used for presentation internally, as salesman samples, or for photographic purposes. In other words provenance is key when dealing with Carded Samples. With so much variety involved a collector must make sure their source is rock solid.

This is a Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise carded sample mounted on an unproduced Luke Gunner POTF proof. The exact nature of it's use is still not completely clear but Chris suspects that it may be some kind of piece used to test the attachment of the Luke Trooper bubble. The bubble is production quality, but hand cut, and if you look closely you can see that the flange on the right side extends much further than that which was used on the final production piece.

Whatever it was used for this is one cool sample. Not only is this one of the more sought after loose figures but it is on an unproduced cardback of the same major character.

Description by: Chris Fawcett, John J. Alvarez
Photo: Chris Fawcett
From the collection of: Chris Fawcett
Country:United States
Film:Power of the Force
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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