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Star Wars resin - for the rich!

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Star Wars aficionados make a note: 30 April will see some very special items go under the hammer at Vectis.

The opportunity will be that of acquiring a piece of Star Wars history, as several examples of the master sculpts used to create the well-known vintage Star Wars 3 ¾” figures from The Return of the Jedi toy line come up for auction. They are slightly larger in size, to allow for shrinkage in the moulds, and have much more detail than the final mass-produced production item.

Sent by Kenner to Roger Morrison (the Palitoy/General Mills European Tooling Manager) in the early 1980s, these resin figures were used in the manufacture of production Star Wars figures. These master models were used via a series of tool making operations to produce beryllium copper castings, which were then used in the manufacture of production injection moulds. These moulds produced each component part on multi-cavity tools. Sourced direct from Roger Morrison, they have been authenticated.

And now the bad news: expect to dig deep, because these fellows carry a tag of £6,000-12,000…

 

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