Snaggletooth Unpainted Hardcopy Legs
Star Wars era hardcopies and hardcopy parts represent the cream of the crop for collectors interested in this stage of the production process. They are arguably the most difficult of all hardcopies to locate. The brown colored Snaggletooth hardcopy legs seen here are 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.

A production quality Snaggletooth action figure is centered between the leg pair in order to illustrate the size difference between the production figure and hardcopy legs. The hardcopy legs are slightly larger than those of the production figure. This size difference holds true for the torso, head, and arms, which are sadly absent.


The final two images show both sides of each hardcopy part. The detail on these, and all hardcopy parts for that matter, is much crisper. Fine detail is often subdued or lost throughout the later portions of the production process. Holes located on the upper inside legs (right photo) serve as attachment points for a metal dowel. These metal dowels permit the head and limbs to attach directly to a hardcopy torso.

I'm actively attempting to track down additional matching hardcopy parts for Snaggletooth. If anyone can be of assistance, please email me at

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Michael G. Mensinger
From the collection of: Michael G. Mensinger
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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