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

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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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Wow this 2 moc looks fantastic, thanks for sharing them 8) This was the first 2 moc I remember I saw in a store in denmark when I was a kid, but if I remember correct I was not old enough to play with star wars at that time :( but I remember the cardbacks. Funny they are very hard to find in danish childhood lots.

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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 palitoy card also looks fantastic, is it a moc ? :shock: thanks for sharing it :D

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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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nice mint figure with his friends, they look fantastic, thanks for sharing them :D

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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 ;-)

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It looks fantastic all of it, cool to see a palitoy moc and also that takara c-3po, we do not see many of them in collections 8) Thanks for sharing your cool collection and for all the great info :D

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TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Here’s my Kenner 20 back

wow another c-3po moc, it is really cool to to see so many moc in the thread, thanks for sharing this 20 back beauty 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 51, 2019

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Pomse2001 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:27 am
Mini99 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:36 pm
And mine...
Those two look great together Andy, looking for those two myself.
wow that palitoy card also looks fantastic, is it a moc ? :shock: thanks for sharing it :D
Unfortunately not, open bubble at the top.

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Mini99 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Pomse2001 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:27 am
Mini99 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:36 pm
And mine...
Those two look great together Andy, looking for those two myself.
wow that palitoy card also looks fantastic, is it a moc ? :shock: thanks for sharing it :D
Unfortunately not, open bubble at the top.
ok, I also saw it, but it was hard to see if you could remove the figure or if it was just a little hole :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 51, 2019

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Pomse2001 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:36 am
TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Here’s my Kenner 20 back

wow another c-3po moc, it is really cool to to see so many moc in the thread, thanks for sharing this 20 back beauty 8)
Yes and I really like the Toys R Us sticker on this one

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TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Pomse2001 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:36 am
TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Here’s my Kenner 20 back

wow another c-3po moc, it is really cool to to see so many moc in the thread, thanks for sharing this 20 back beauty 8)
Yes and I really like the Toys R Us sticker on this one

I agree lovely sticker, we did not have Toys R us as far as I know in denmark when star wars was still in the shops, it first came later, I think it was in the 90s that we got Toys R Us.

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Takara alternate sculpt.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 51, 2019

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Dr_Ball_MD wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:22 am
Takara alternate sculpt.

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Very nice :-)

Thanks for sharing.
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Dr_Ball_MD wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:22 am
Takara alternate sculpt.

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I Love the takara figures they look awesome, thanks mate for sharing them :wink: I hope I also get one in 2020 for my collection :D

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Here are my collection, sorry about the bad pictures of the figures, the flash fuckup my pictures of c-3po so he looks like he is different colors :roll:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 51, 2019

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Pomse2001 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Here are my collection, sorry about the bad pictures of the figures, the flash fuckup my pictures of c-3po so he looks like he is different colors :roll:

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Another wonderful assortment of cards and figures, Lars!

I know what you mean about flash photographs and C-3PO. You probably noticed, but in my pictures he seems to have an awful lot of black in the gold! Perhaps I need to invest in a light tent?

Thanks for sharing yours, as ever :-)

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Snaketibe wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Pomse2001 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Here are my collection, sorry about the bad pictures of the figures, the flash fuckup my pictures of c-3po so he looks like he is different colors :roll:

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Another wonderful assortment of cards and figures, Lars!

I know what you mean about flash photographs and C-3PO. You probably noticed, but in my pictures he seems to have an awful lot of black in the gold! Perhaps I need to invest in a light tent?

Thanks for sharing yours, as ever :-)
Thanks for the kind words, I think the black in your pictures looks better than mine :D I do not know anything about light tent, I have only seen it and heard about it. But I have never tried to use one.

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