Hoth Stormtrooper 4-up Silicone Mold (668-002)
The prototype shown here represents an example of a Silicone Mold used in the production process for Kenner's Micro Collection line. After the mold is created from the original sculpting it is used to cast hardcopies called 4-ups. This particular Hoth Stormtrooper pose is designated by the unique product number 668-002. The first three digits indicate its presence in the Hoth Generator Attack playset, while the last three digits indicate the particular character/pose.

The image above features the silicone mold along with it's companion unpainted 4-up, painted 4-up, and production 1:1 figure. Pre-production collectors, like myself, often endeavor to assemble series highlighting each portion of the production process, which brings a toy from concept to final product. Individual entries for each item in this photo may be viewed at the following links:

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


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