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
Country:United States
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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