Hoth Stormtrooper Unpainted 4-up Hardcopy (088-006)
The "kneeling and firing" pose Hoth Stormtrooper was offered as part of the "Build Your Armies" mail-away set, which featured three different Hoth Stormtroopers along with three different Rebel Soldiers. The prototype shown in this entry is referred to as an unpainted 4-up hardcopy, meaning it is four times as large as its production counterpart.

The photo shown above affords a rear view of the 4-up along with a production size Micro figure for size comparison.

I've been able to assemble a sizable pre-production series for this Hoth Stormtrooper pose over the years which includes: unpainted 4-up, painted 4-up, unpainted squeezing, painted squeezing, gold 1:1 micro, unpainted 1:1 micro, and hand painted 1:1 micro.

The final image shows a rear view of the pre-production series. Sadly the original wax sculpting and silicone mold have not surfaced as of 2005, leaving two major holes in this series.

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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