I bought them off of eBay. I got really lucky, I suppose, because this is the first time I've seen prototypes for sale on eBay.
Here's a side by side comparison of prototype Lewa vs normal Lewa. The prototype is not completely composed of prototype pieces, but the mask, ax, chest piece and left arm are prototype pieces.
Prototype Ax is on top. Personally, I like it better than the final version.
And here's the prototype Miru next to the final version.
It's code (3-LT), is located on the chin of the mask.
The interior of both masks.
Of course, the difference here is the stud that connects the mask to the face.
Ok, here is Kopaka. His mask, sword, and feet are prototype parts.
There are little tabs on the bottom of the feet of the prototype.
Prototype is on right. Also, where the circles are present in the final version, there are slight depressions.
Here is a comparison of the prototype Akaku to the final version, with the prototype on the right.
Unlike some of the other Toa Mata masks, the prototype Akaku had no code on the front. The differences are the tab that sticks out of one of the openings in the forehead, and the ridges in the eyepiece. Also, the construction and material of the mask gives it an unfinished look, almost like it was roughly sculpted. This is true of all prototype masks. It is especially present on the Akaku and Kakama however.
Edited by MX5Miata, Jun 15 2013 - 09:52 AM.