This post and site may contain Affiliate links.
I recently received an email from a Franz B. that has been able to take a few pictures of some official Lego prototype minifigures from a collector in France. The collector states that he acquired these figures from an event/show in Billund, Denmark in early 2000. Based on my review of all of these photos and especially the orange c-3p0 that I have had a close up experience with in the past, these all look to be legit. The only one that I was unable to find any details online about was the Cloud City Boba Fett minifigure from 10123.
However, with that said, I seam to remember someone posting pics of this guys a few years back on EuroBricks. I was just unable to locate them this morning. I always seem to have a problem searching for old posts on EuroBricks since these keywords are so common. I also would like to grab my chewi figure and do some additional comparisons to the mold marks to see how they compare.
The orange c-3po pictures and the red Darth Vader helmet and the George Lucas figure are from previous finds that I have posted about earleir. The rest all came from this collector in France.
Here is the auction for when the George Lucas figure sold a few years back on ebay for about 2300. The orange c-3p0 in the pictures was from the same seller on eBay.
I checked ebay and they currently have a red prototype helmet available. That is the only prototype that I could find right now. This one here.
Here was the last auction for the orange c-3po prototype on eBay. This one is no longer available.
Here are the additional pictures from Franz. Just click on the pictures to see the higher resolution images. I am going to try to do some more research on these and then possibly add a few of these to the top 100 list of Lego Minifigures.
Boba Fett with different Arm Printing.
Red Jar Jar
I also remember seeing a few of these available from time to time back in the day on bricklink years ago. However, I was only smart enough to pick up the red darth vader prototype helmet at the back in 2003 or 2004.
In addition, I am going to add a little extra credibility to these figures because I attempted to purchase two of them and the collector was not interested in selling them at all.
If you like the prototype figures, I have a few other posts about these here. Just scroll down once you click on them. My favorite is this one. The red Green Goblin Mask.
Finally, here is a screen shot of a picture that was I have seen online a few times. Does anyone know where this was taken? This appears to be from years ago.
Thanks for looking.