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C-3PO - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 6)

Name: C-3PO
Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: SL 6
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: July 2008
License: Hasbro

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C-3PO cannot convince the Ewoks to free his friends, until Luke uses his Force powers to make the droid "fly" around the village – causing the Ewoks to believe the droid is a god who should be obeyed. At last, C-3PO is able to make the Ewoks understand he has no desire in partaking of a meal made up of Han, Luke, and Chewbacca.

Hasbro released a fantastic update to C-3PO in The Saga Collection. The figure was based on 2005's ROTS C-3PO (III 18) figure, but included articulated legs which allowed him to be seated on a newly sculpted Ewok throne. The figure went over hugely with collectors and we all began to wonder if Hasbro would continue to get this figure out to retail. It took two years, but now C-3PO is part of The Legacy Collection Saga Legends line. This is the figure's debut in the Saga Legends sub-line, and it is expected that we're going to see him for a while in future collections as well. Many collectors feel strongly that this version of C-3PO will remain one of the best versions of C-3PO Hasbro will be able to produce, but many other collectors are disappointed with his lack of articulation. The original 2006 TSC C-3PO (With Ewok Throne) (SAGA 042) action figure was first and foremost an incredible value for your dollar back in the day. But to get all of the same parts now is just mind-blowing (and you even get a locker full of extar weapons with this release). Repacks can become cumbersome with each successive release, but C-3PO seems like a wise figure to keep at retail with each new line look.

C-3PO is a slight repaint of 2006's TSC C-3PO (With Ewok Throne) (SAGA 042) action figure. The entire upper body with removable head and arms was carried forward from 2005's ROTS C-3PO (III 18) figure, but everything below these parts was all-new. The big selling point on this figure were the legs with ball-jointed like articulation (sort of) added to them. This is what allows him to sit on the throne so effortlessly. This double-jointed feature is new to the basic figure line and it works perfectly for C-3PO as well as any other protocol droid. C-3PO is a bit shorter than the base 2005 sculpt, but this is to be expected when new parts are created and added to existing tools. Hasbro also for the first time added hinge-jointed knees to help assist with easy seating in the Ewok throne. C-3PO's arms could have really used some additional retooling to add additional articulation, but this is the best we’ve got for now. The arms are definitely limiting and we'd love to see enhanced articulation added to them, but that's not happening right now. The good news is that Hasbro utilized the correctly colored knee joints for this release. Overall, this is still a great version of C-3PO for The Legacy Collection. It's holding up well.

The Ewok throne that C-3PO comes with is truly a marvel. It is excellently designed and is aesthetically beautiful. It also is quite simple to put together. It actually looks like real wood (albeit too shiny) and we're truly impressed with Hasbro's craftsmanship here. Once assembled it is difficult to find the connection points thanks to great seamless engineering of the parts. The throne is primarily cast in brown plastic, but the backing and seat of the chair are painted with a subtle contrasting color to help distinguish "leather" from the "wood" parts. C-3PO fits absolutely perfectly on his throne and it’s literally one of the best interacting figure and accessory combinations we have seen in a very long time. What’s more, the chair comes with two very long carrying posts that are curved on the ends so you can choose any two random Ewoks to carry him to Bright Tree Village. Is this the consummate C-3PO action figure? We would have to say absolutely not. But it’s a great start for an even better future C-3PO action figure. And to give credit where credit is due, we’d have to admit that this is probably the most perfect action figure for the Ewok throne. It’s a great little set here. We’d suggest not missing out on it.

Collector Notes

C-3PO

Status: C-3PO is a slight repaint of 2006's TSC C-3PO (With Ewok Throne) (SAGA 042) figure.

Articulation Count: 11 points (10 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: reverse ball-socket head (removable) (1), swivel left shoulder (removable) (1), swivel right shoulder (removable) (1), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), hinge-jointed left knee (1), hinge-jointed right knee (1)

Accessory Count: 9

Accessory Details: Ewok throne (9 pieces)

Date Stamp: 2006

Assortment Number: 89034/87995

UPC: 653569350866

Retail: $7.99 USD

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C-3PO

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Added: July 9, 2017
Category: Legacy Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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