Leia Hoth Unpainted Hardcopy

What we see here is an unpainted hardcopy of the Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit) action figure. Empire Strikes Back hardcopies are a lot more difficult to track down than Return of the Jedi hardcopies so to be able to land one of a main character is a real accomplishment. The first two shots shown are of the front and back of the figure. Take notice of the color of the figure. Since this is a pre-1981 action figure it was cast in a brown resin called Carbalon. You'll also notice that poor Leia has lost her head somewhere along the way. Currently it has a first shot head as a place holder so if anybody can help Sandy finish this hardcopy please drop him an email.

The final picture is of the hardcopy disassembled. Though it's hard to tell from this picture none of the limbs have been drilled or pinned. It's unsure why this figure was never fully pinned but it's possible that it was a back-up or it's also possible it was to be glued and used as a presentation at a later date. Whatever the use was it is a neat look into the creation of this figure and I thank Sandy for sharing.

Fans of the Leia Hoth action figure may also be interested in the entries for the acetate sculptings of the limbs, paint sample, and first shot.

Description by: John J. Alvarez
Photo: Chris Georgoulias, Sandy Rivers
From the collection of: Sandy Rivers
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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