|Ree Yees Blue Harvest Unpainted Hardcopy Arm Pair|
|Authentic vintage hardcopies were primarily cast in brown (carbalon) and green (dynacast) urethane, although a few other colors, like gray and black, show up on occasion. The Ree Yees unpainted hardcopy arms are
cast in blue urethane, which was not used during the vintage Star Wars era, however is extremely commonplace on modern
day hardcopies. So, how is it that a vintage hardcopy was crafted in a material which doesn't correspond to its
era? During the early 90's, authentic vintage action figure and Micro Collection
silicone molds were used inside Kenner to create hardcopies for sale on the
secondary market. Thankfully information came to light years back to debunk the claim that these "Blue Harvest" pieces were authentic
prototypes. While they were cast from the original silicone molds, they played no part in the production process. This characteristic
makes them reproductions, although somewhat more collectible than a typical reproduction item due to their place in hobby history.
It's imperative to note that "Blue Harvest" hardcopies hold a small fraction of value compared to authentic unpainted hardcopies.
A number of other 3 3/4" action figure "Blue Harvest" unpainted hardcopies and unpainted hardcopy parts are available for viewing on the Star Wars Collectors Archive including:
"Blue Harvest" Micro Collection4-up unpainted hardcopies may also be viewed in the Micro Collection Prototypes section.
|Description by:||Michael G. Mensinger|
|Photo:||Michael G. Mensinger|
|From the collection of:||Michael G. Mensinger|
|Film:||Return of the Jedi|
|Category:||Prototypes / Action Figure Related|