Luke Skywalker Unpainted 4-up Hardcopy (258-002)
Showcased here is a unpainted Luke Skywalker 4-up. This synamic pose is designated by the number 258-002. The first three digits represent inclusion in the Bespin Gantry playset, while the last three indicate the particular character/pose. A 1:1 unpainted micro is included in each picture to give a size comparison between the 4-up and the production toy. The dueling pose is argueably one of the most dynamic of any Luke Bespin pose sculpted for the micro collection.

Above we see a rear view of the 4-up. Notice the material of this 4-up is a brown urethane, referred to as carbalon. Micro Collection 4-ups typically surface in dynacast, so the carbalon ones are popular when they surface.

Here we see a shot of the base's bottom. The red text reads "Tooling" along with "258", the Bespin Gantry product code digits. Based on the inclusion of the word "tooling", it's safe to assume this 4-up was destined to serve a part in the generation of production tooling as opposed to going on to become a paintmaster. Whether it served as *the* actual tooling master is difficult to say with certainty.

The final photo provided by Jeff affords a head on view of the 4-up. This view brings the to mind an image of this 4-up stating, "I want YOU to collect Micro Collection prototypes".

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Jeff Correll
From the collection of: Jeff Correll
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Micro Collection


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