General Madine Unpainted Hardcopy Right Arm
ROTJ hardcopies and hardcopy parts surface more frequently than their Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back era counterparts. The green General Madine hardcopy right arm seen here is cast in dynacast, a urethane commonly found among Kenner hardcopies from the late Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi eras.

A production quality General Madine action figure is shown with the hardcopy arm in order to illustrate the size difference between the production figure and hardcopy arm. The hardcopy arm is slightly larger than that of the production figure. This size difference holds true for the other figure parts, which are sadly absent.


The final two images show both sides of the arm. The detail on this piece, 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. Hardcopies cast from wax sculptings typically exhibit holes in the extremities to allow attachment to the torso via small metal dowels. This hardcopy arm features a stem and disc attachment portion, which is actually a part of the arm itself. This characteristic indicates the arm was cast from an original sculpting made of acetate. Viewing the acetate General Madine sculpting, seen here, helps illustrate this point.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Michael G. Mensinger
From the collection of: Broc Walker
Country:United States
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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