Luke Skywalker Unpainted 4-up Hardcopy (583-018)
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 Luke Skywalker pose is designated by the unique product number 583-018. 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. Notice that two 1:1 micros (unpainted and painted) provide a nice size comparison between the prototype and final production size.

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


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