Different minifig hair from 1979?
Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:14 AM
All the photos we could find from 1979 appear to have this type, including catalogs:
So... what gives? Did these images get taken of prototype parts that were never released? Did sets back then actually have slightly different hair pieces? If so, when did they change? And why am I just learning this now? And why won't the Eurobricks forum software recognize the image tags unless it has a .jpg/.gif/.png/etc extension?!
* He's actually NOT from 1978. He's not from anywhere. According to BrickLink and Peeron, that torso didn't come out until 1980, and never was used with blue legs.
Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:47 AM
I think you are probably right about the prototype hair part, unless someone knows otherwise. I've had LEGO since the late 1970s and never seen that hairstyle piece.
Edited by avoidz, 09 October 2009 - 01:50 AM.
Posted 09 October 2009 - 03:52 AM
Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:43 AM
Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:31 PM
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:54 PM
So, yeah, I'm going to go with the guess that they used pigtail pieces with the tails cut off as the prototype male hair piece, and somehow they got into the actual pictures that were taken for certain sets, catalogs, etc. If it really had been a different element, chances are SOMEONE on BrickLink would've sold it by now.
Posted 14 October 2009 - 06:59 AM
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