Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: III 18
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: April 2005
At last, the protocol droid C-3PO receives his complete body shell. He and his companion R2-D2 find themselves in the midst of tumultuous circumstances in their loyal service to Padmé.
Revenge Of The Sith originally intended to show Star Wars enthusiasts how C-3PO came to receive his golden armor. Due to time constraints of the film, that part of the storyline was abandoned. While it would have been an incredible progression of events in Episode III to see this actually happen onscreen, thankfully Star Wars fans could still witness the explanation of how this came to be for C-3PO courtesy of Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars micro-series. It was in Volume 2 where we saw Threepio abashedly show off his new shiny golden exoskeleton once he removed his disguise for Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. It was definitely cool to see that part of Star Wars folklore visually, but it still never explained exactly how C-3PO received his new plating (and why). We suppose that will remain an enigma until it is fully explained elsewhere. But being that this was the first time C-3PO appeared this way in the Prequel Trilogy, Hasbro brought an all-new version of C-3PO forth to the Revenge Of The Sith line and it’s a pretty fine specimen of our favorite protocol droid. It’s hard to call it “perfect” because it isn't as articulated as one might have expected, but it nonetheless will become a welcomed addition to the basic figure line and your collection. With excellent proportions, a fair paint job and a portrait that we find couldn’t really be much better, C-3PO is a much need addition to the Revenge Of The Sith line and to protocol droid aficionados everywhere.
C-3PO only comes with six points of articulation, but all of the staple points are included here. He comes with a reverse ball-socket neck joint that functions more like swivel articulation and as a bonus, the head is removable. C-3PO also comes with two swivel shoulders with both arms that are removable as well. C-3PO’s midsection is ball-jointed and he is finished off with two swivel hips (also removable). You might be inclined to believe that his legs weren’t intended to be removed from the body (when compared to the design of the arms), but can be easily removed with little to no effort at all. Because C-3PO does come well prepared with all of this versatility, this version may be the best to utilize as a crossover figure of sorts. We say this because his particular version of C-3PO can really be screen accurate for all of the Star Wars films. C-3PO isn't free from some minor faults though. The paint job Hasbro gave C-3PO seems ever too slightly pale (or more silver we should say) and we’d venture a guess that Hasbro is still looking for a way to master how the eyes (photoreceptors) get painted on the "face" of C-3PO because they aren’t exactly perfect. (They're too big.) At this stage of the game, we’d very much like to see a C-3PO with ball-jointed elbows and knees, but it seems we’re just a ways off before this becomes a reality. But that would definitely give us an ultimate version of this protocol droid.
Status: C-3PO is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 7 points (6 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: reverse ball-socket head (1) (removable), swivel left shoulder (1) (removable), swivel right shoulder (1) (removable), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1) (removable), swivel right hip (1) ( removable)
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: environmental action figure stand
Date Stamp: 2005
Assortment Number: 85291/85174
Retail: $5.99 USD
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