Black Bespin Guard Unpainted Hardcopy Right Leg
Pre-ROTJ hardcopies and hardcopy parts surface less frequently than their than Return of the Jedi era counterparts. The brown colored black Bespin Guard hardcopy leg seen here is cast in carbalon, a urethane commonly found among Kenner hardcopies from the Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back era. The usage of dynacast, a green colored urethane, became much more prevalent during the ROTJ era, however dynacast ESB hardcopies do exist.

The hardcopy leg is slightly larger than that of the production figure's leg if the two were placed side by side. This size difference holds true for the other figure parts, which are sadly absent.

The final image shows the other side of the leg. The detail on this Black Bespin Guard leg, and all hardcopy parts for that matter, is much crisper than the production figure's. Fine detail is often subdued or lost throughout the later portions of the production process. The hole located on the upper leg serves as attachment point for a metal dowel. These metal dowels permit the legs, or any other limb, to attach directly to a hardcopy torso.

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 / Action Figure Related


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