Name: Chewbacca (With Electronic C-3PO)
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 054
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: December 2006
Captured upon their arrival at Cloud City, Chewbacca and his Rebel companions are apprehended by Darth Vader in hopes of luring their Jedi friend, Luke Skywalker, into a trap. While in solitary confinement, Chewbacca takes solace in re-assembling the dismantled C-3PO.
When it comes to Repack & Repaint waves, Hasbro is either usually right on the money or way off with bizarre action figure choices to bring back to collectors. Chewbacca (With Electronic C-3PO) is debatably somewhere in the middle. It’s clearly a very fair sculpt of Chewbacca. He may not come with all of the articulation you’d prefer, but between the near perfect scale and great portrait, it’s certainly one of the better versions of Chewbacca we have received early in the line. This doesn’t mean it’s perfect by any means. But perhaps a little bit more interesting than the Chewbacca action figure is the Electronic C-3PO “accessory” that comes with it. It would be hard to refer to the included Electronic C-3PO as an action figure. But it’s brilliantly sculpted to mimic the battle-damage he sustained on Bespin and that coupled with a stunning and realistic paint job should confirm to collectors just how awesome this “two-pack” is indeed.
First brought to collectors in the 2003 Star Wars “Saga” line as Chewbacca (Cloud City Capture) ('02 #38), Chewbacca (With Electronic C-3PO) was unique for its time. (Note that it actually borrows some parts from the 2001 Power Of The Jedi figure.) For years we have been accustomed to getting either a C-3PO or Chewbacca figure separately, so to receive “two” in one package from a specific scene in Episode V is certainly a cool and unique idea. Even if you don’t like the Chewbacca figure exactly, Electronic C-3PO really makes up for where Chewbacca lacks. In fact, many collectors feel that this version of C-3PO is the perfect modern update to the vintage C-3PO (Removable Limbs) figure. Of course there are many who'll disagree and say that this interpretation of C-3PO is an accessory and not an action figure. We think it’s both, and as a C-3PO in complete disarray, we’re not so sure if Hasbro could do this better. Did we even mention the included soft-goods cargo net yet? It’s amazing and can house C-3PO’s parts perfectly!
Status: Chewbacca (With Electronic C-3PO) is a repaint of 2002's SW Chewbacca (Cloud City Capture) ('02 #38) figure. This figure is named "Chewbacca" on the included display stand.
Articulation Count: 9 points
Articulation Details: slotted-joint neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel biceps, 2 swivel wrists, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 5
Accessory Details: blaster pistol, soft-goods cargo net, disassembled C-3PO (3 parts: head, torso, lower body)
Date Stamp: 2001
Assortment Number: 87322/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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