|Rancor Keeper Prototypes|
|Here you see several prototypes of the Rancor Keeper action figure. First up is an unpainted Dynacast hardcopy. As is typical of hardcopies, the head and limbs are attached via metal pins and the size when compared to a production figure is a little larger.
Next up are two castings of the sculpting for the hood of the figure. They were made from a silicone mold taken from the hood sculpt seen here. The white example you see is made of a silicone of the same kind used to make prototype silicone molds. Why a silicone casting of this piece was made I don't know, but I've seen similar pieces, all of which relate to a figure's removable headpiece, so I assume they served some purpose in the creation process.
Yet another photo of the internal first shot, this one demonstrating the difference in size between, from left to right, the production figure, internal first shot and hardcopy.
Lastly we have a photo of a series of Rancor Keeper pieces, which includes examples of several stages in the process used to create the figure. Shown are several clay and wax sculpts, a silicone mold, a complete hardcopy, dynacast and silicone castings of the hardcopy for the figure's hood, an internal first shot, and an orange-and-tan first shot.
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Return of the Jedi|
|Category:||Prototypes / Action Figure Related|