Orion Protomolded Figure


Here we see Orion, the son of Darkseid, in pre-production form. The prototype shown here, a hand painted internal first shot, exhibits spectacular hand painted detail. As with all IFS's, there is no internal mechanism for the special action feature.

Internal first shots were created in house at Kenner using low yield aluminum molds. One distinguishing characteristic is the milky white plastic employed in their creation. IFS's never possess dates, copyright information, or footholes. These prototypes were specifically used as paint masters, catalog/photography samples, and trade show display pieces. Another painted Orion prototype has surfaced that was used for catalog photography, so this example probably served as a paintmaster or trade show sample.

Here we see shot showing the foot hole absence.


Above you see two closeups, one of orion's "good" face and another of his "evil" one. I always found the facial change an interesting feature.

This prototype surfaced in a large find which included many Super Powers and Star Wars prototypes. The collection was consigned for an ex-Kenner employee by a well respected toy dealer in Cincinnati. This same find yielded all but one of the paintmaster figures with paint swatches showcased on this site.

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