Princess Leia Bespin Painted Hardcopy
The Princess Leia Bespin action figure debuted as part of Kenner's Empire Strikes Back line on the 31-Back card style. The prototype version featured here is referred to as a hardcopy. Urethane figures of this nature were meticulously painted for use as photography samples, industry show display samples, and as paint masters.


The above two images show the hardcopy in a disassembled state. Each hardcopy part is hand-cast from an individual mold. Six individual silicone molds were employed to cast this and other basic figures. The cape is entirely hand-cut lending additional appeal to this hardcopy.

The painted hardcopy is accompanied by an additional unpainted torso (alternate sculpt) taped to note indicating the presence of a revision in the neck region.

The final image shows the entire kit and kaboodle displayed in a single image. It's undoubtedly a superb prototype and nicely illustrates that owner, Broc Walker isn't just a "one character wonder" when it comes to prototype collecting.

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


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