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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

STAR WARS BLACK SERIES - C-3PO Review !!!

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 .






Notice that C-3PO, unlike most other Star Wars Black figures packaging , does not have a number on the sides of the packaging . I assume because this figure is considered to be an exclusive. CP has always been one of my favorite Star Wars characters because he along with his fellow droid buddy R2-D2 provide comedy relief .Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging.




One of the most surprising things I noticed when removing CP out of the packaging is how short he is . When I was a kid watching the original Star Wars films, he always seemed tall to me. But looking at this figure, if C-3PO was real he would probably be not much taller than five foot even . A few inches over five feet, say like 5"4 or 5"6 but nothing more, because as you can see this action figure just stand a little tad over five inches tall. I love how Hasbro stays true to the character's likeness, not just in looks but features too. Just like in the movies, CP can not bend his elbows. This is not a flaw as Hasbro is trying to stay true to the actual character, and does a good job of it. I love the gold metallic finish on CP, it's as if you are looking at real painted gold metal instead of gold plastic when viewing the figure from a distance. As always you can see the wires and circuitry under his armor.  I also love how his gold armored body shines under bright light, giving the illusion of real metal being shined upon , very cool looking . C-3PO as you can see comes with no accessories.



The two outside blasters on the outside of CP's knees can rotate at a 360 degree angle. I was surprised by this because I did not know that they could move until I attempted to rotate them. This is a nice feature, perfect for multiple display options. Below is a look at C-3PO compared to some other six inch scaled Star Wars Black figures.



As you can see the previous Droid figure known as K2-SO, which I last reviewed previously, towers over C-3PO . A side by side pic with his good buddy R2-D2 in the third comparison pic. The R2 figure debuted back in 2013, so his buddy C-3PO arrives three years later in 2016 . What a long wait for joining this duo together, but it was worth it. Finally , a shot of CP with some of the other older figures that debuted earlier in the line . Every figure that you see above has been reviewed on this site already. In case you missed those reviews, for Chewbacca click here - 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 .
                                                             FINAL   THOUGHTS  

(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 " .

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  4. ( NOTE ) I originally spelled C-3PO incorrectly and have corrected it .

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