filefolders, on Aug 9 2008, 06:57 PM, said:
The red helmets are just mold tests.
I've heard a somewhat less innocent explanation for the differently-colored "official" pieces: the story as it was told to me involved a TLC employee who had a habit of sticking around the factory after hours, injecting molds with colors that pieces aren't usually found in and then sneaking the parts out to sell on his own. Apparently this went on for awhile until the individual was caught, but with the volume of parts that was produced, they still float around the secondary market. The "mold test" cover story, I'm told, was developed to spare the company embarrassment.
Mold tests? Under the table entrepreneurship? Only the Shadow knows, and Alec Baldwin isn't telling unless he gets full custody.
"I watched him die all night. It was a long, slow thing and he fought it all the way. He never whimpered and he never quit. He took all the time he had as though he loved life very much. Every second of it...even the pain. Then, he was dead."