Chewbacca Unpainted 4-up Hardcopy (583-019)
The prototype shown here represents an example of a 4-up used in the production process for Kenner's Micro Collection line. The 4:1 size difference in comparison to its production counterpart makes it a visually appealing prototype as far as displayability. This particular Chewbacca pose is designated by the unique product number 583-019. The first three digits indicate its presence in the Death Star Escape playset, while the last three indicate the particular character/pose. The material most commonly used in the creation of micro 4-ups, including the example seen here, is referred to as dynacast, a green colored urethane.

Above we see the back of the 4-up.

The final photo shows the base bottom. Notice that air bubbles generated during the casting process have been meticulously filled in with a pink material.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: David Brolin
From the collection of: David Brolin
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Micro Collection


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