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    My freakishly gold C-3PO

    I recently got an ESB C-3PO off eBay. It's a 41-back original C-3PO... which is pretty common so I waited until I found a great deal.

    Anyway, I took it out and immediately thought "geez... that's one gold C-3PO." Then I sort of put it on my shelf and didn't think about it for a while. I was looking for a good Show & Tell item for the Summer Social on Saturday, and figured my latest 3PO would do. I saw it compared to my other 30 MOC 3POs and it REALLY struck me... "damn... that's one freakishly gold C-3PO!!" At first I thought it was about a Takara-sculpt 3PO gold... because those are a lot deeper of a gold than US Kenner 3POs. But in comparing it's actually more gold than even a Takara! It's very nearly, but not quite, the same hue of gold as the new PlaySkool 2" 3PO that came with the Millenium Falcon playset. And I mean... those things are like honey.

    This 3PO is far and away the goldest one in my Vintage collection. So I thought I'd post a pic and get your reactions. I know the factories didn't use a real consistent mix of dyes in their 3PO chrome... so they go from gold to almost silver. But I've never seen one this gold before. I'm now very happy I used that BIN.

    Note that I didn't color correct this photo in any way... just shot it & cropped it.

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    Wow! That's a nice C-3PO. May I ask what the BIN amount was? May I also request images of your 30 () MOC C-3PO's?!!

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    Hey, that's really strange. Cool!
    I wonder if they were made at different factories? Different times? I don't know, but it really looks cool that gold.

    I know that there are also a bunch of different shades of gold on the Micro 3PO's. I guess there was a problem making the same shade of gold for every 3po.

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    I recently bought a small loose collection (about 20 figures). One figure happened to be a "freakishly" gold C-3PO. At first I thought it was a POTF2 figure because it was so gold. Sure enough, it's a vintage. Looks just like the one BillCable posted in his photo. I'll take a look at it in the morning to see what the markings on the leg are. See if they are different than one of my other less gold 3POs.
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    Re: My freakishly gold C-3PO

    i also have a freakishly gold loose c3 po.
    dont know much about vinatge so i just assumed they were variations. but he looks gold like that, and my other one looks like tc-14 next to it
    i love it when a plan comes together

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    Bill, it may look freakishly gold, but in my opinion thats how the vintage C-3po should have looked instead of it being released in a dullish gold colour. It looks so much better and is more of a accurate colour for the character.

    I'm just wondering if the C-3po's started off like this and over a period of time have all faded to give that dull-gold colour

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    Hell Bill, That freak is stunning! Seriously, it’s the type of finish I always looked for on the pegs back in the days…makes mine look like a clump of pissed-on snow.

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    Re: My freakishly gold C-3PO

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy_Garvey
    Hey, that's really strange. Cool!
    yes,very cool...

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    Re: My freakishly gold C-3PO

    Woah.. That is nice! Thanks for sharing mate.

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    Very gold Bill, looks really odd to me!!!
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