Most bootleg figures are of a fairly low quality; they're shoddily molded in plastic that looks like it'll crumble given even the slightest touch. These figures from Brazil, however, are pretty nice. They're cast in lead (I think) and constructed so as to allow for some movement of the limbs. And let me tell you, these things are heavy; you could really injure someone by throwing them.

Here we have C3PO. Unlike the other Brazilian lead figures, C3PO has a moveable head. As the side view shows, the limbs are attached with screws.

It's unknown whether these items originally came in some type of packaging, but I'd wager that they didn't. Lead is fairly easy to work with, so it's possible these were made by a crafty individual who thought it'd be a good way to turn a quick profit. You can view other lead figures from Brazil here and here.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: William Cable
From the collection of: William Cable
Film:Return of the Jedi
Licensee:Model Trem
Category:Toys / Action Figure Related / Small Action Figures (Bootleg)


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