Sample Carded R2-D2 Pop-Up Lightsaber on ROTJ Rebel Commando Cardback
Sample carded figures were used to demonstrate how a particular figure would look like carded. These pieces would be made before cardbacks were available for the figure and in most cases featured early versions of the figure such as a first shot or protomolded figure. In this case, we have a first shot POTF R2-D2 with Pop-Up Lightsaber on a production ROTJ Rebel Commando card.

By looking at the bottom of the feet we can see that there are no copyright dates or markings. This is the tell-tale sign of a first shot. Soon after in the production process, a more finished-looking sample carded figure would be created.

Description by: Isaac Lew
Photo: Jonathan Bow
From the collection of: Jonathan Bow
Country:United States
Film:Power of the Force
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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