Rebel Soldier Unpainted First Shot
The action figure prototype shown above is a first shot for the Rebel Soldier from Kenner's Empire Strikes back line.

Above we see a rear view of the figure. Although copyright dates and country of origin markings are present, the figure can still be considered a first shot given the absence of spray ops on the head.

The final image shows a comparison photo with a production quality figure. It's not readily apparent, but the Rebel Soldier's arm has been widdled down on the outside areas for some unknown reason.

Frequent Archive visitors will like recognize the owner, Broc Walker, as a long time and consistent contributor to the site. Broc focuses his collecting efforts extensively on Rebel Soldier. Broc has amassed what is likely the single most extensive collection of 3 3/4" pre-production material for the character. Some other action figure highlights from his Rebel Soldier collection found on the Star Wars Collectors Archive include:

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


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