Bib Fortuna and Ree-Yees
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.

First we have Bib Fortuna. The head and chest plate are actually fused with the body, forming one big torso piece. As the image of the figure's back indicates, both the tentacles and the chest plate strap wrap all the way around the back.

Here's a Ree Yees, the greatest three-eyed cow creature in the Star Wars galaxy. This one actually looks a lot like the Kenner figure. The paint job is amazingly accurate.

This shot shows the two figures from the side. As you can see, their arms are affixed with screws.

Lastly, here are the bottoms of the feet. No holes.

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.

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


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