This current C-3PO figure is one of two of him released in the 6 inch scaled Star Wars Black line. The other one has a red arm, and the one I'm reviewing here has both of his default golden arms. The last digit in his name is the letter O by the way, and not the number zero just in case for those of you whom may have been wandering . I've been wanting a six inch figure of C-3PO ever since the six inch Star Wars Black line debuted , now he's finally here . I purchased this C-3PO figure at a local Walgreens, since after all he is considered to be a Walgreen's Exclusive , for around the $ 19.99 price range .
http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/10/star-wars-black-series-series-5.html . For a look back at the Han Solo review, click here - http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/star-wars-black-series-2-han-solo.html . For the Slave version of Princess Leia click here - http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/star-wars-black-series-series-two.html . And finally for R2-D2 click here - http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/11/star-wars-black-series-one-r2-d2.html .
(1) ARTICULATION - Moving elbows are hindered on purpose because the actual character himself can not bend his elbows. The only other POA ( points of articulation ) that may seem somewhat limited is the downward head movement . However the rings around his neck is what hinders the movement, not the way the toy is made.
(2) STANDING ABILITY - C3-PO stands really well with no balance issues. Since he's very flat footed that alone supports his stance.
(3) WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT THIS FIGURE ?- Finally having CP in the collection to display with his pal R2-D2 after all these years is a luxury. I love the shiny gold metallic finish plus gold is one of my favorite colors . I love how it shines in bright light like real metal.
(4) WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT THIS FIGURE ? - There's nothing that I dislike about this figure.
(5) WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO IMPROVE THE FIGURE ? - Nothing needs to be done he's perfect .
(6) GRADING SCALE - A PERFECT 10. No flaws.
(7) FINAL ANALYSIS - Us collectors have waited almost three full years for C3-PO's arrival in this line, so I was kind of surprised he was introduced so late into the line and not earlier, since he is one of the earliest Star Wars characters to be introduced in the franchise. But as that old saying goes" better late than never " .