G.I.Joe figures usually began as resin hard copies. These resin models
were used to create the molds. The molds were used to press out a run
of "First shots" or "Test shots". These test shots
were done in many different colors and lacked a date stamp until the
production run began.
Pictured above is a test shot of Headman
(1992). Note that it is sealed in a plastic bag with some of its accessories.
The prototype is molded in several colors and the entire figure is unpainted.
Like most test shots, there is no date stamp on the figure.