Thursday, November 14, 2013

#003: C-3PO - 2009 Saga Legends SL18

#003: C-3PO - 2009 Saga Legends SL18


Character Name: C-3PO
Series/Property: Star Wars
Toy Line: Saga Legends (SL18)
Company: Hasbro
Year Released: 2009
Size/Scale: 3.75 inches
Original Retail Price: US$7.99
Character's First Appearance:  Star Wars (1977) (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Toy Based on Appearance in: Return of the Jedi (1983); but is also accurate to Star Wars (1977)Empire Strikes Back (1980);
As portrayed by:  Anthony Daniels
Character Created by: George Lucas
Style: Modern Action Figure

This to me is the best version of C-3PO in the modern line.  It stands in perfectly to me for the character in all three original films.

The other versions are all the wrong colors, or are too small, or just not sculpted so hot.   Plus, it is well articulated (neck, shoulders, waits, hips, knees) but not over articulated.  It doesn't really flop around and can stand well.  Threepio doesn't ever need elbows.  In the movies he could barely move in the suit, I don't mind it if the toy reflects that.

Three Threepio
(Various C-3P0 figures: 2005 ROTS, 2009 Saga Legends, 2010 Vintage Collection)


This version was nice because he came with an Ewok throne for him to ride on.  I'll show that separately, as it's a cool item in its own right.

with R2-D2 (2009 Resurgence of the Jedi Battle Pack)

Sources & further reading:
History of the original C-3PO costume:

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