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Chris Wyman
07-27-2010, 10:32 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs026.ash2/34686_413961002694_171646362694_4841846_3646053_n. jpg

Blight
07-28-2010, 01:48 PM
wonder if the limbs will come off?

Glitch
08-08-2010, 10:38 AM
Gentle Giant is going to have to find some other method of manufacturing these things (other than vinyl rotocasting) if they have any intention of vacuum metallizing this guy - or even R2's dome. It's going to HAVE to be injection molded polystyrene.

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JediJones77
06-13-2011, 06:12 PM
It's hard to tell from the pictures if it's vac-metallized or not. Strangely both the small and big figures in this picture seem to have scrapes and dulled areas as if they're the same picture of a used, worn-out vintage figure.

https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=80105

Turbowars
06-13-2011, 06:36 PM
It's hard to tell from the pictures if it's vac-metallized or not. Strangely both the small and big figures in this picture seem to have scrapes and dulled areas as if they're the same picture of a used, worn-out vintage figure.

https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=80105

That's vac metaled.

DarthWaller
06-13-2011, 08:13 PM
Looks pretty good to me.

SirTristram
06-13-2011, 08:25 PM
yeah, the pics loo deceiving....Now, I can't tell.

2_1B_Lowfreezing
06-13-2011, 09:04 PM
Looks pretty good to me.



I agree, he looks awesome. Not sure about R2.

Fuzz_Ball
06-14-2011, 12:37 AM
I have a bad feeling about this... Looks to me, C3PO is not vac-metallized just like R2's head... to our dismay http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif Good Pictures seem to be lacking even on the GG site. not ordering till I find out for sure.

JediJones77
06-14-2011, 02:49 AM
Geez, from the pics on RebelScum.com, it looks like they found an old worn-out vintage C-3PO with most of the vac-metallizing scraped off, and based their large reproduction on that. Maybe that's their excuse, that they didn't know the original was supposed to be vac-metallized since the vintage figure they found had it all worn off. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

DarthWaller
06-14-2011, 07:36 AM
Yeah, after looking at some of the pictures, it's hard to tell if he'll be shiny or not. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Dax
06-14-2011, 08:25 AM
Shenanigans, shenanigans! Don't pre-order just yet because the pics that have been posted DO NOT represent the final item. The pictures posted on GG's site aroused my suspcicions but it wasn't till I saw the larger images linked from the main page that I had the extra detail I was looking for.

You know that photo with the "large" 3-PO standing next to the smaller 3-PO, well they are the same figure. It's been photographed at a different angle and then composited into the same image. In fact, all the photos of C-3PO against the pretty blue background are of a standard regular size vintage C-3PO figure.

If you have a look at the final image, the one of the 'carded' sample you will finally see some images of what 3-PO is going to look like. The bottom 2nd and 3rd images showing the production stamp and the peg holes are of the actual vinyl figure. Note the clear difference between the finish of these parts and the vac metalized head to the left of them.

Now in all fairness, for vinyl that's not a bad looking finish... but it's still far below what I was wanting. Hopefully the head sculpt comes out with good detail otherwise this will be a no for me. I'm a bit concerned about the detail due to the images of the R2 head. It seems to be lacking some crispness in some of the panel lines on the dome.

I've been saying for a while now that GG have been holding back images of these 2 figures because of the difficulties they would be facing with vac metalizing vinyl. Now Kenner was able to produce a vac metalized C-3PO with 5 points of articulation back in the day. 2 decades later Hasbro managed the same and did a damn fine job of it... and for a retail price of about $25. So to pay $75 for a rotocast vinyl, non vac metalized finish seems like a pretty big insult to me.

I was really waiting for these figures to make up my mind about whether to collect the entire line and I think the C-3PO is the deciding factor. For me now I'm only going to pick up the characters that actually look like their vintage counterpart so put me down for Vader, a vinyl caped Jawa and a Fett when they eventually re-release him on a Star Wars card. I was really excited about this line to begin with but the compromises in the execution have really been a disappointment. I actually think it would have been better for them to have produced these at x2 size instead of x4 and actually cast them in solid vinyl and ABS just like their vintage counterpoints. They could have then vac metalized the droids and done things right.

Like so much of GG's stuff these days it was 95% right, but that last 5% is the deciding factor between me opening my wallet or not. If I'm going to display it in my collection, I want to be able to look at it every day and enjoy what I see, not be filled with disappointment about what might have been.

DarthWaller
06-14-2011, 08:32 AM
I was really waiting for these figures to make up my mind about whether to collect the entire line and I think the C-3PO is the deciding factor.



This is exactly how I feel. I was disappointed with how Han and Chewie turned out. Scales are all over the place. Leia, which I don't have yet, looks pretty bad based on photos.

Droidworld
06-14-2011, 01:22 PM
The vintage figure they used in the photography looks like it has a dulling spray on it (for scanning purposes), that they made a half "asked" attempt at removing for the photos. Looking forward to the actual product images.

The droids are the only figures I am planning on collecting from this series. Was hoping for vac metal, but will reserve judgement until we see the final production version. If Threepio turns out well, and is a success, hopefully the Death Star Droid will not be far behind.

AaylaSecurasMan
08-16-2011, 04:58 PM
I pre-ordered 3PO and R2 this morning from BBTS, these are the first ones from this line that I will have, I just want a Bespin Luke and I'll be set. These 3 figures were the ones that I played the most as a kid and hence the reason to get them in this format http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

John_Solo
08-26-2011, 11:33 AM
I pre-ordered 3PO and R2 this morning from BBTS, these are the first ones from this line that I will have, I just want a Bespin Luke and I'll be set. These 3 figures were the ones that I played the most as a kid and hence the reason to get them in this format http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Yeah, I pretty much did the same thing this morning (and just wrote this in the Artoo thread.)

And my childhood experience was almost the same, if you swap out your Bespin Luke for my Bespin Han and Yoda.

Glitch
08-29-2011, 12:08 PM
This is the figure of the bunch that has me most concerned. More than likely it's going to be painted rather than plated, so the finish is going to be VERY hit or miss.

Unfortunately, I can see a number of these plagued with paint/finish issues.

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Droidworld
08-29-2011, 04:41 PM
This is the figure of the bunch that has me most concerned. More than likely it's going to be painted rather than plated, so the finish is going to be VERY hit or miss.

Unfortunately, I can see a number of these plagued with paint/finish issues.

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My worries exactly. I'm waiting to see production images before making a final decision on the droids.

Turbowars
08-29-2011, 06:22 PM
GG has said that it will be vac metaled.
I believe that it will, but what will the quality be? Not sure I even give a crap anymore.

Glitch
08-29-2011, 07:11 PM
^

That would rule out vinyl rotocasting then. Vacuum metallization only works on certain rigid plastics - primarily polystyrene. The tooling for something like this would be MUCH more expensive than the tooling for vinyl figures - which isn't reflected in the $75 price of the figure.

So, is GG going to take the plunge and do this correctly, or will they try something else?

We'll see.

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Dax
08-29-2011, 10:14 PM
^

That would rule out vinyl rotocasting then. Vacuum metallization only works on certain rigid plastics - primarily polystyrene. The tooling for something like this would be MUCH more expensive than the tooling for vinyl figures - which isn't reflected in the $75 price of the figure.

So, is GG going to take the plunge and do this correctly, or will they try something else?

We'll see.

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Is it really that cost prohibitive? Kenner produced a 12" 5 points of articulation figure back in 1978 and Hasbro did the same in 1996 at a $20 price point. Granted, they had the economy of scale (they certainly produced more than a couple of thousand units) to help keep the price down but theoretically it shouldn't be all that hard. Additionally they could easily offset the cost of the molds by reusing them in a year's time for an ESB removable limbs version. Theoretically http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Glitch
08-30-2011, 11:31 AM
^

It is when you consider production numbers. These things have a very low production run (versus worldwide runs of hundreds of thousands), so when you factor in injection molding tooling at this scale that would run well over $100,000....


Like I said, we'll see if there is another solution out there, but I'd very be surprised if they took the traditional injection molded, electroplated polystyrene approach.

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Glitch
02-22-2012, 11:01 PM
Looks like this guy is getting processed on Friday. :)

REALLY looking forward to this guy - especially after seeing this pic:

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMAG02351.jpg

Tweekem
02-23-2012, 03:55 PM
I recieved my processing notice. It gets charged tomorrow and should arrive by the end of the week.. HUZZAH! Now for R2 and the rest of the first 21. I cant wait to see the Death Star Droid and the Power Droid. So whats left of the first 21...

Death Star Droid
Power Droid
Snaggletooth
Fett

Those are the only 4 we have not seen pics of so far correct? And I know we have seen Fett.. but not on a SW card.

Glitch
02-25-2012, 02:57 PM
Received my shipping notice, so he should be here early/mid next week!

Double :) and fingers crossed.

Tweekem
02-25-2012, 04:55 PM
Shiping info email came today... MR 3PO will be here on Thursday... man am I excited!

Mighty_Jabba
02-25-2012, 08:24 PM
I'm hoping to use my $30 PGM coupon on this once it's no longer listed as a preorder. Anyone see any issues with that plan?

JediMarty
02-25-2012, 09:25 PM
Got my shipping notice on Friday as well. Really looking forward to this one and to R2-D2 next.

AaylaSecurasMan
02-25-2012, 11:18 PM
I preordered from BBTS in Sep. but they have not filled any preorders yet :\

Tweekem
02-26-2012, 10:51 AM
I'm hoping to use my $30 PGM coupon on this once it's no longer listed as a preorder. Anyone see any issues with that plan?


The only issue you could possibly run into is that they sell out and never get "stock" of the item. I this is a must have for you I would highly suggest preorder... if not then roll the dice bud! Let us know how you faired... some of us would use that same tactic in the future!

Good Luck!

midnightmadman
02-26-2012, 05:04 PM
The way I see it this could go two ways with the metal vac figures. They may have had to have a huge amount of them made just to offset the cost of the metal vac process... or they may have the same basic amount but won't produce any more after this first run because of the cost. It is a gamble.

Mighty_Jabba
02-26-2012, 06:13 PM
It lists an edition size of 2100 pieces for the C-3PO. Not sure how that compares to the others.

Glitch
02-26-2012, 10:14 PM
I'm hoping to use my $30 PGM coupon on this once it's no longer listed as a preorder. Anyone see any issues with that plan?


You can use it for C-3PO now.

Mighty_Jabba
02-27-2012, 01:00 AM
You can use it for C-3PO now.
Apparently you can. Do you think there's any problem using it even though the product page still lists it as a preorder?

Glitch
02-27-2012, 09:43 PM
Apparently you can. Do you think there's any problem using it even though the product page still lists it as a preorder?


Nope.

It's because they're in their warehouse now and shipping.

Glantern
02-28-2012, 08:07 AM
Got mine on Monday....wow! He's amazing. Easily my favorite so far. Looks just like the original, can't wait for R2 now.

midnightmadman
02-29-2012, 12:36 PM
Got mine on Monday....wow! He's amazing. Easily my favorite so far. Looks just like the original, can't wait for R2 now.
We need a picture please!

Glitch
02-29-2012, 04:33 PM
Ask and you shall receive. This one is FLAWLESS. For those that waited to see what the final product looked like, time to place those orders!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/Card.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/Close.jpg

Mr_Bwing
02-29-2012, 05:40 PM
It's beautiful!

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/beautiful.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/beautiful.jpg)

DarthBeek
03-01-2012, 01:25 AM
Dammit. Must resist!!!! But these two would look pretty sweet in my wip display.

Ed_N
03-01-2012, 01:32 AM
IMO...This one piece brings the entire line to a whole new level.

Dax
03-01-2012, 06:14 AM
Has anyone opened one up yet? How does the Chroming stand up to movement of the limbs, does the figure feel more sturdy or is there still flexibility with the vinyl? My major concern is that the vac-metal treatment could chip or flake off fairly easily with a little bit of wear or excessive heat/cold and would like some feedback on these before I make a decision to purchase or not.

mizzoujedi
03-01-2012, 09:38 AM
Why is he not shipping with R2? I preorded 3PO the same time as R2 and Death Squad Commander when they all first became available.

Glantern
03-01-2012, 10:58 AM
Opened mine up. The limbs move well and feel very sturdy, in fact... I would say it feels less fragile than the rest. No concerns with the vac-metal treatment, no sign of chips or fear of wear. This is the one of them all (and I have them all) that fully feels worth the $.

IndyMike
03-01-2012, 02:55 PM
I've got mine ordered through RE and will be drooling over these pics until it arrives!

MrPickles
03-01-2012, 07:08 PM
GG has this listed in-stock now. I was able to use my $30 membership too.

rnbuda
03-02-2012, 01:37 PM
He's beautiful, very impressive figure!

jimmii
03-02-2012, 03:58 PM
Well, the figure looks great, but yet again I received another damaged clamshell. I am still waiting for a replacement clamshell they assured me 3 months ago for obi wan. So, I logged in and canceled greedo, walrusman and hammerhead. When I get R2, I'm done. This will be the last one other than yoda, if they do him and the "free" gamorean guard.

5 of 12 came damaged.

jimmii
03-02-2012, 04:01 PM
Correction...it was 6 months ago for the clamshell promise and 7 of 14 arriving damaged.

JediMarty
03-03-2012, 06:48 AM
Got mine on Thursday. The figure is great and I had no issues with the clam shell although the shipping box looked liked it was kicked down the street before it was delivered. I can't wait for the R2-D2 now to finish out my 12 backs!!!

Tweekem
03-03-2012, 04:47 PM
I didnt realize so many people had damaged figs through the mail... I have the whole set and so far all have shown up perfect... there must be a lot of unhappy UPS handlers out there bashing boxes.

MrPickles
03-03-2012, 09:08 PM
Sounds like you are dealing with some real F-sticks in your UPS area.

I would call and complain to the distribution center that this has been happening to you frequently.

rnbuda
03-03-2012, 11:02 PM
I didnt realize so many people had damaged figs through the mail... I have the whole set and so far all have shown up perfect... there must be a lot of unhappy UPS handlers out there bashing boxes.

I've had an issue with my first Vader but the box was in perfect condition so I don't think it was UPS. GG replaced it and the 2nd arrived mint

Glitch
03-05-2012, 12:58 PM
I've said this several times, but having these things, or anything, shipped through UPS is a big no-no.

Go to any and all order you may have, and, under shipping, select "more carriers." You then select USPS over UPS.

Problem solved.

:)

Jawa_number_7
03-06-2012, 12:14 AM
Has anyone opened one up yet? ....

I opened mine up for photos. The chrome surpasses expectations. Joints are tight but smooth. Having said that, I am a mildly hesitant to handle him too much.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6811934556_35e83ae1fe.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/6811934556/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6811935110_2853132762.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/6811935110/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/6958046079_1f84cc8415.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/6958046079/)

Dax
03-06-2012, 05:09 AM
Credit where it's due, that's freaking awesome. Kudos Gentle Giant for getting this 100% correct :)

Tweekem
03-06-2012, 04:01 PM
Only thing that could have made this better would be a silver lower leg.. but that would take away the original Vintage look... but would still be cool... Bring on the Death Star Droid!!!

DarthBeek
03-07-2012, 01:21 PM
**** it. I went ahead and used my $30 code and grabbed this guy. I'm warming up to these, and will look pretty great in my WIP display.

AaylaSecurasMan
03-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Beautiful piece! Still waiting for mine from BBTS :\

SirTristram
03-08-2012, 12:32 PM
I love it!! I am so thrilled that it turned out right! I am still waiting for mine as well....from Razor's Edge.

midnightmadman
03-08-2012, 01:10 PM
I love it!! I am so thrilled that it turned out right! I am still waiting for mine as well....from Razor's Edge.

Me too! I talked to the owner Mike and he said he hasn't heard or received anything yet!

JoeCardone
03-10-2012, 09:55 AM
I just got him from Gentle Giant and they had a sticker on the box - Glass Fragile - it arrived perfect :) (I used my $30 code as well)

BlueSnaggletooth
03-10-2012, 11:52 AM
Can't wait to get mine. I pre-ordered two of them (along with two Artoos). Pretty relieved that it turned out GREAT.

-Good Old Snags

Glitch
03-10-2012, 03:44 PM
Can't wait to get mine. I pre-ordered two of them (along with two Artoos). Pretty relieved that it turned out GREAT.

-Good Old Snags

Same here. So much so, I ordered another.

There are a few that I want opened as well. This guy, R2, small head Han, Chewbacca, Luke, Vader and Fett I have extras of.

Wish I would have picked up an extra Ben. That one is just plain awesome!

:(

DarthBeek
03-10-2012, 11:22 PM
Received my first GG Vintage fig today - Goldenrod here.

Arrived in beautiful shape! Boy, I was shocked at the overall size of it. Thought I could stand upright in my big curio. But had to lean at slight angle.

Definitely getting R2 to put next to this. Not sure how deep I wanna go...

Turbowars
03-11-2012, 01:52 PM
Lets see some pictures. 3PO and R2 will be the last of these things I buy.

DarthBeek
03-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Lets see some pictures. 3PO and R2 will be the last of these things I buy.

Turbo - I took several pics this afternoon. Will post later.

This guy even got the Mrs. Beek stamp of approval!

DarthBeek
03-12-2012, 11:36 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/Darthbeek/vintagegold.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/Darthbeek/goldencard.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/Darthbeek/closeuptwogolden.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/Darthbeek/closeupgolden.jpg

ukepicker
03-13-2012, 01:59 AM
great pics! think i'll have to get around to finishing grabbing the first 12.

Turbowars
03-13-2012, 07:54 PM
Looks great, much better looking than the Ponda I just got.

DarthBeek
03-13-2012, 08:54 PM
Looks great, much better looking than the Ponda I just got.

Damn, you have me nervous about that guy. Mine arrives Thursday.

Turbowars
03-13-2012, 11:11 PM
Damn, you have me nervous about that guy. Mine arrives Thursday.I'm sure you will like him Beek.

Glitch
03-14-2012, 12:44 AM
This guy is SO nice out of the package. While I have one carded as well, opening this guy up was a pleasure - and a total relief.

His construction is 100% injection molded, so worry not about some kind of goofy, fragile vacuum metalized vinyl or something. This guy is nice and tough! :)

The details are a little on the soft side, but that is to be expected. After all, the original vintage figure was vacuum metalized, had a layer of gold clear coating, and more than likely had to be primered with a flat finish coat for the scanning process. That's three layers on the vintage figure before scanning. On top of this, you had another coat of vacuum metalization and another layer of gold clear coat over the final upscaled figure. Like I said, a little detail softness is totally expected and FULLY forgiven. Plus, with a piece this reflective, it's FAR less noticeable than it would be if he had a flat finnish

The best part... The joints move FLAWLESSLY! They are quite possibly the smoothest joints I've ever encountered on a figure. It's hard to explain, but it's almost like they included soft felt washers on all the joints to stop the clear coat from sticking/binding together and ensure silky smooth, yet nice and tight, joint movement. It's hard to describe, but anyone who's opened this guy knows exactly what I'm talking about. The limbs just move with such a satisfying feel to them. They just...glide.

Anyway, every fear I had about this guy was not only laid to rest, but they just took this guy to a level higher than I could have ever hoped.

Translation: he's VERY good!

:)

AaylaSecurasMan
03-14-2012, 11:52 AM
Just got a shipping notice from BBTS, finally.

MrPickles
03-15-2012, 04:05 AM
Well, I guess I was due since it hasn't happened to me yet.

Figure arrived with a damaged cardboard back. There was a chunk about the size of a quarter missing from the front.

As my pix shows it musta happened in the factory since it was still sealed.

Plastic box was in good shape though, so that speaks well for the shipping process at least.

No biggy, GG is sending a replacement.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9635/contentmediaexternalimao.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/138/contentmediaexternalimao.jpg/)


http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/1134/contentmediaexternalimac.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/contentmediaexternalimac.jpg/)

captainsolo
03-15-2012, 07:50 PM
That happened to my Luke. I got a replacement also and it was smooth


3PO looks awesome

Tweekem
03-15-2012, 08:02 PM
As much as I appreciate how much better GG has gotten.. Im suprised that you didnt get the same excuse I did when I called about a severly scuffed clamshell (wich I have to say may be a little petty since at leat they werent crushed). The big G himself told me that the scuffing was on purpose to get the vintage feel... I swear on my collection those were his exact words... yours could have some authentic shelfwear!!!!

Turbowars
03-15-2012, 08:09 PM
As much as I appreciate how much better GG has gotten.. Im suprised that you didnt get the same excuse I did when I called about a severly scuffed clamshell (wich I have to say may be a little petty since at leat they werent crushed). The big G himself told me that the scuffing was on purpose to get the vintage feel... I swear on my collection those were his exact words... yours could have some authentic shelfwear!!!!

Thats the biggest pile of BS I have ever heard! That's my mt Fett, Jawa, Stormy, Liea, Han and DS commander are scuff free right? The problem is GG wont bother to have tissue paper between the clamshells. These are way over priced to get scratched up product.

Tweekem
03-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Im not exaggerating one bit. That was the EXACT comment Greg himself made to me. It was my small head Han a just a few others... its a small thing to complain about when you look at how many people get crushed product... I havnt experienced that one time... but that was a BS answer and I would like to get fresh clear replacements since I bought the entire line direct so far.. and Greg has been great with any other issues.. that is my ONLY complaint so I guess I cant be too upset right? IMO its up to them if they want to keep a customer... after this 12in line goes away I dont see much else that really interests me besides the here and there purchase of Fett related items.

LOVE 3P0 though... great addition to the line.

But I agree with you 100% on that Turbo... for hollow plastic figs that needed zero cerativity to make (they had the old figs to go off of... scaling isnt too hard when you have a copy) these figs. I really think between 30 - 50 per fig would be more realistic. Still love em though and will still buy direct.. just wish they had reward points like SS... would make it 100% more worth the price IMO. Glad one of the guid exclusives was from this line as well... cant wait to put Gammy next to the 1:1 Gammy bust from SS.

DarthBeek
03-17-2012, 07:15 PM
But they "do" have reward points.....:\

BlueSnag
03-19-2012, 08:28 AM
Im not exaggerating one bit. That was the EXACT comment Greg himself made to me. It was my small head Han a just a few others... its a small thing to complain about when you look at how many people get crushed product... I havnt experienced that one time... but that was a BS answer and I would like to get fresh clear replacements since I bought the entire line direct so far.. and Greg has been great with any other issues.. that is my ONLY complaint so I guess I cant be too upset right? IMO its up to them if they want to keep a customer... after this 12in line goes away I dont see much else that really interests me besides the here and there purchase of Fett related items.

LOVE 3P0 though... great addition to the line.

But I agree with you 100% on that Turbo... for hollow plastic figs that needed zero cerativity to make (they had the old figs to go off of... scaling isnt too hard when you have a copy) these figs. I really think between 30 - 50 per fig would be more realistic. Still love em though and will still buy direct.. just wish they had reward points like SS... would make it 100% more worth the price IMO. Glad one of the guid exclusives was from this line as well... cant wait to put Gammy next to the 1:1 Gammy bust from SS.

Like everyone else I am not happy with the price either, but I think the high price is do to GG having to pay a licensing fee to Hasbro b/c Hasbro owns the Kenner sculpts

Only thing I can think of anyway

Tweekem
03-19-2012, 08:33 PM
What? Reward points for GG?? I have not heard on bit about that and Ive been a PGM for awhile now.. at least the last 3 years and a few other scattered years before that.

Turbowars
03-19-2012, 08:37 PM
It's true!

MrPickles
03-21-2012, 09:34 PM
Replacement C3PO came yesterday. Has some slight bubble shell issues but it's not a total deal breaker.

AaylaSecurasMan
03-21-2012, 10:24 PM
Received my 3PO today from BBTS, no issues, he is indeed a fantastic piece!

kenbenobi
03-23-2012, 05:42 PM
What? Reward points for GG?? I have not heard on bit about that and Ive been a PGM for awhile now.. at least the last 3 years and a few other scattered years before that.
I didn't know about it until last week myself. I had 130 points (worth $6) and just used them earlier today toward my C3PO. So they must have started it in the last year or two, since I ordered from them a lot around 3-4 years ago and don't have the points to show it...

xphillips
03-29-2012, 09:10 AM
Reward Points... I just checked too and realized that I have 170 points! Woo Hoo! (I think they should include a free 100 points with PG Membership in addition to the $30 gift card. Similar to how credit card companies give free signup points.) Since the price of the membership increased this would be 1 more incentive that actually just gets us to purchase more items.

Andy
04-03-2012, 06:13 AM
Just ordered from Redfordfilms.

Will be fun to compare this to the actual vintage 12 inch C-3PO:

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Hedjii72/c3po-1.jpg

John_Solo
04-10-2012, 02:00 PM
I'm on the fence with this one. Someone push me over to the "buy" side, please. :)

BlueSnag
04-10-2012, 02:21 PM
I'm on the fence with this one. Someone push me over to the "buy" side, please. :)

Consider this a shove -

Beside the Fett, I think this figure is my next favorite of the line

Something about the vac metal makes this an excellent piece

John_Solo
04-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Consider this a shove -

Beside the Fett, I think this figure is my next favorite of the line

Something about the vac metal makes this an excellent piece

I'm closer now...

Anyone have a two shot of him with the R2? That might be the deciding factor.

BlueSnag
04-10-2012, 03:05 PM
I'm closer now...

Anyone have a two shot of him with the R2? That might be the deciding factor.

Cant help you there at this point -

Haven't received my R2 yet

Andy
04-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Just got mine today. Here's a comparison with the original Kenner 12 inch and the 3 3/4.

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Hedjii72/Andys%20Collection/IMG_0302.jpg

John_Solo
04-10-2012, 06:10 PM
^ Thanks Andy. That's enough - I bought it.

Andy
04-10-2012, 06:17 PM
I can't see you being unhappy with it. It's truly dazzling. B)

John_Solo
04-11-2012, 11:34 AM
I can't see you being unhappy with it. It's truly dazzling. B)

Yeah, it looks truly great. Threepio and Artoo are my two favorite Kenner figures (followed closely by Greedo and Blue Snaggletooth.)

Anyway, got my shipping notice from BBTS on Threepio and Artoo should be here tomorrow from an eBay seller. Excited.

Red_Threepio
09-26-2012, 02:18 PM
I've heard of "removable limb 3PO" but this is ridiculous.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG2042.jpg

ramy
09-27-2012, 06:37 AM
I've heard of "removable limb 3PO" but this is ridiculous.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG2042.jpg

Yeah it is.

IndyMike
09-27-2012, 07:05 AM
Wow. I always assumed these were all solid pieces like the original figures. (Aside from joints of course.)

Zepp_Head
10-19-2012, 08:01 AM
I just noticed that Goldenrod has finally sold out at GG. Get him while you can elsewhere.

Glitch
10-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Along with R2, easily the best figure in the line.

Mighty_Jabba
10-21-2012, 08:59 PM
Wow. I always assumed these were all solid pieces like the original figures. (Aside from joints of course.)

Actually a lot of the original figures are not entirely solid either. The torsoes for example. Still, they're a lot more solid than these are.

Shabby_Blue
10-22-2012, 07:01 PM
I dont understand why they are doing that though.... molding them in separate pieces such as the upper versus lower torso and the feet versus legs, and then gluing those together. Wouldn't that just add unnecessary production costs? It's always the excuse Hasbro uses for why the retail price goes up on their figures due to increased articulation points. So why are these figures not being molded in just the 5 basic pieces (head, torso, arms, legs) as the original vintage figures were? It would reduce their costs and eliminate the risk of parts breaking off the bodies.