Chief Chirpa (Osito Ewok) Torso First Shots on Sprue

Presented here are a set Chief Chirpa First Shot parts still attached to the sprue. Many times a steel mold will have multiple cavities. This particular mold came with 4 cavities, 2 for the front of the toro and two for the back. Prototype pieces still attached to the sprue are a rarity and fragile by nature making surviving ones even more uncommon. Unfortunately, since this picture was taken one of the front halves has broken off. It doesn't make this piece any less rare though and I'd like to thank Mattias for sharing with our readers.

The final shot affords readers a view of the many pieces Mattias has managed to add to his Top Toys prototype figure run. Pieces on this shelf include silicone molds for the torso, limbs, and staff, a carded sample, a painted hardcopy, a sprue with 2 front and 2 back first shot torsos, and the front half of the steel mold for both legs.

Description by: John J. Alvarez
Photo: Mattias Rendahl, Timothy Crofton
From the collection of: Mattias Rendahl
Film:Return of the Jedi
Licensee:Top Toys
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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