SWTOTW, Week 51, 2019 See-Threepio (C-3PO)

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SWTOTW, Week 51, 2019 See-Threepio (C-3PO)

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See-Threepio (C-3PO):
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Here's my MOC, with his best friend.
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And mine...
Those two look great together Andy, looking for those two myself.
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Beautiful moc's 8)

Here's my lovely loose one :D
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With his friends :D
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 51, 2019

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Cazza wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:29 pm
Here's my MOC, with his best friend.
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To quote Barbara Windsor, what a lovely pair!

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Mini99 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:36 pm
And mine...
Those two look great together Andy, looking for those two myself.
Wow, that displays really nicely in the acrylic case!

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Ruby2511 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:57 pm
Beautiful moc's 8)

Here's my lovely loose one :D

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With his friends :D

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Terrific stuff! I do love a little diorama :-D

Thanks for sharing.

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Snaketibe wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:57 pm
Ruby2511 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:57 pm
Beautiful moc's 8)

Here's my lovely loose one :D

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With his friends :D

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Terrific stuff! I do love a little diorama :-D

Thanks for sharing.
Got a few to create in the new year :wink:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 51, 2019

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Good old C-3PO. One of the first 12 figures, and actually one of the better likenesses from that initial run. As much as we might love them, Kenner's early efforts weren't exactly spot-on doppelgangers for the characters they represented, but C-3PO was better than most. It was another childhood favourite, and one of the main reasons I loved it then is the same reason I love it today; vac-metalizing! A technique Hasbro have increasingly abandoned in the modern line, I've always loved the fact (even before I knew the term or what it did) that Kenner used vac-metalizing to make C-3PO as shiny and therefore as movie-accurate as he is. For those who don't know, vac (or vacuum) metalizing is a method for coating a very thin layer of actual metal onto another surface, in this case the plastic body of old Goldenrod, and the end results are terrific!

Of course Kenner famously made a running change to C-3PO part-way through the Empire line, replacing the fixed limbs version with the removable limbs one, but that doesn't mean there aren't variants to be found with the fixed limbs version. Far from it in fact. In addition to various widths of leg stance which range from the very narrow to the Blackadder-esque heroically wide, Takara in Japan famously did their own unique and completely different sculpts of Darth Vader, the Stormtrooper and C-3PO, all of which featured a cross-head screw in the centre of the figures' backs, rather than (in the case of Threepio), a rivet. The Takara C-3PO is sometimes referred to as having a different head sculpt (which it certainly does; one which is both wider and looking distinctly upwards), but it's not just the head, but rather the entire figure which is a different sculpt.

There is also a very nice red-gold finish version made by PBP, which is a completely different (and IMHO much nicer) shade of gold than that found on regular C-3PO's. There are other shades of gold finish available, ranging from the almost silver through to the various matte gold variants released by Glasslite in Brazil, Lili Ledy in Mexico and PBP in Spain, the latter two of which had a flat-head screw in their backs. Plus of course there is the brightly painted yellow and brown Droids variant.

I don't have any of the matte finish variants or the Droids one (truth be told, I'm not really a fan of them), but I do have 6 loose variants, including (from left to right below) two wide stance, one medium stance and one narrow stance regular C-3PO's, plus a red-gold finish PBP, and lastly a Takara alternate sculpt C-3PO.

And to finish things off, my Palitoy 12-back C-3PO, which for once isn't a reseal ;-)
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Here’s my Kenner 20 back
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TheJabbaWookie wrote:
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Here’s my Kenner 20 back
That's a nice MOC, Jay. It's great to see a Kenner Star Wars carded example in this thread.

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Snaketibe wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Good old C-3PO. One of the first 12 figures, and actually one of the better likenesses from that initial run. As much as we might love them, Kenner's early efforts weren't exactly spot-on doppelgangers for the characters they represented, but C-3PO was better than most. It was another childhood favourite, and one of the main reasons I loved it then is the same reason I love it today; vac-metalizing! A technique Hasbro have increasingly abandoned in the modern line, I've always loved the fact (even before I knew the term or what it did) that Kenner used vac-metalizing to make C-3PO as shiny and therefore as movie-accurate as he is. For those who don't know, vac (or vacuum) metalizing is a method for coating a very thin layer of actual metal onto another surface, in this case the plastic body of old Goldenrod, and the end results are terrific!

Of course Kenner famously made a running change to C-3PO part-way through the Empire line, replacing the fixed limbs version with the removable limbs one, but that doesn't mean there aren't variants to be found with the fixed limbs version. Far from it in fact. In addition to various widths of leg stance which range from the very narrow to the Blackadder-esque heroically wide, Takara in Japan famously did their own unique and completely different sculpts of Darth Vader, the Stormtrooper and C-3PO, all of which featured a cross-head screw in the centre of the figures' backs, rather than (in the case of Threepio), a rivet. The Takara C-3PO is sometimes referred to as having a different head sculpt (which it certainly does; one which is both wider and looking distinctly upwards), but it's not just the head, but rather the entire figure which is a different sculpt.

There is also a very nice red-gold finish version made by PBP, which is a completely different (and IMHO much nicer) shade of gold than that found on regular C-3PO's. There are other shades of gold finish available, ranging from the almost silver through to the various matte gold variants released by Glasslite in Brazil, Lili Ledy in Mexico and PBP in Spain, the latter two of which had a flat-head screw in their backs. Plus of course there is the brightly painted yellow and brown Droids variant.

I don't have any of the matte finish variants or the Droids one (truth be told, I'm not really a fan of them), but I do have 6 loose variants, including (from left to right below) two wide stance, one medium stance and one narrow stance regular C-3PO's, plus a red-gold finish PBP, and lastly a Takara alternate sculpt C-3PO.

And to finish things off, my Palitoy 12-back C-3PO, which for once isn't a reseal ;-)
Terrific collection Jeremy and really fascinating info on this one. In my opinion you have the early POCH version of Threepio. That red really pops. If that’s the case you need the PBP 2 line coo slot screw variant in your life.

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TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:00 pm
Snaketibe wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Good old C-3PO. One of the first 12 figures, and actually one of the better likenesses from that initial run. As much as we might love them, Kenner's early efforts weren't exactly spot-on doppelgangers for the characters they represented, but C-3PO was better than most. It was another childhood favourite, and one of the main reasons I loved it then is the same reason I love it today; vac-metalizing! A technique Hasbro have increasingly abandoned in the modern line, I've always loved the fact (even before I knew the term or what it did) that Kenner used vac-metalizing to make C-3PO as shiny and therefore as movie-accurate as he is. For those who don't know, vac (or vacuum) metalizing is a method for coating a very thin layer of actual metal onto another surface, in this case the plastic body of old Goldenrod, and the end results are terrific!

Of course Kenner famously made a running change to C-3PO part-way through the Empire line, replacing the fixed limbs version with the removable limbs one, but that doesn't mean there aren't variants to be found with the fixed limbs version. Far from it in fact. In addition to various widths of leg stance which range from the very narrow to the Blackadder-esque heroically wide, Takara in Japan famously did their own unique and completely different sculpts of Darth Vader, the Stormtrooper and C-3PO, all of which featured a cross-head screw in the centre of the figures' backs, rather than (in the case of Threepio), a rivet. The Takara C-3PO is sometimes referred to as having a different head sculpt (which it certainly does; one which is both wider and looking distinctly upwards), but it's not just the head, but rather the entire figure which is a different sculpt.

There is also a very nice red-gold finish version made by PBP, which is a completely different (and IMHO much nicer) shade of gold than that found on regular C-3PO's. There are other shades of gold finish available, ranging from the almost silver through to the various matte gold variants released by Glasslite in Brazil, Lili Ledy in Mexico and PBP in Spain, the latter two of which had a flat-head screw in their backs. Plus of course there is the brightly painted yellow and brown Droids variant.

I don't have any of the matte finish variants or the Droids one (truth be told, I'm not really a fan of them), but I do have 6 loose variants, including (from left to right below) two wide stance, one medium stance and one narrow stance regular C-3PO's, plus a red-gold finish PBP, and lastly a Takara alternate sculpt C-3PO.

And to finish things off, my Palitoy 12-back C-3PO, which for once isn't a reseal ;-)
Terrific collection Jeremy and really fascinating info on this one. In my opinion you have the early POCH version of Threepio. That red really pops. If that’s the case you need the PBP 2 line coo slot screw variant in your life.
Thanks for that. I'm sure you're probably correct re mine being a Poch. It was sold to me as a PBP, but a lot of sellers do seem to mix and match the two, and I'm afraid I didn't have the knowledge to know any better, so thanks for the correction :-)

The PBP 2 line slot screw variant sounds interesting! Have you got one you can share an image of?

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I don’t have one myself. But here are some great photos from the Javier Ruilopez PBP/Poch Made in Spain book. PBP figure on left, Kenner on right. Plus relevant Coo.

I’ve also sent you a PM
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TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:50 pm
I don’t have one myself. But here are some great photos from the Javier Ruilopez PBP/Poch Made in Spain book. PBP figure on left, Kenner on right. Plus relevant Coo.

I’ve also sent you a PM
Excellent! Thank you :-D

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