Hoth Stormtrooper 4-up Silicone Mold (668-001)
The prototype shown here represents an example of a silicone mold used in the production process for Kenner's Micro Collection toy line. After the mold is created from the original sculpting it is used to cast hardcopies called 4-ups. This particular Hoth Stormtrooper pose is designated by the unique product number 668-001. The first three digits indicate its presence in the Hoth Generator Attack playset, while the last three digits indicate the particular character/pose.

Pre-production collectors, like myself, often endeavor to assemble series highlighting each portion of the production process. A series of this nature offers insight into the path a toy travels from concept to final product. Individual entries for other complimentary pieces in the series may be viewed at the following links:

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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