- Jul 7, 2005
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Since vac metal apparently isn’t an option anymore, it’s a shame this release didn’t get the carbonized treatment
Seriously what I was thinking.It would make too much sense for Hasbro to do this.
I bought one of these 3PO the other day and found this out when I got home. He was sandwiched between some frozen dinners. I hadn't read about this feature before, so at first I thought he was angry at me for being stuffed into the same bag as frozen foodAccording to the Hasbro panel at NYCC, 3-P0's eyes will turn red when exposed to cold.
They'll say it's an environmental issue, but really it boils down to cost IMO. Not only the cost to have the vac metal done to the figure, but I think they would have to use a more expensive plastic that is more rigid. The typical plastic they use these days is way to soft and flexible. A more rigid plastic also means they would probably have to come up with a different scheme for the joints. This probably takes them down a path to a figure more like a SH Figuarts.Seriously what I was thinking.
Has Hasbro ever commented on the lack of Vac Metalized for the 6"? Since I own the Amazing SH Figuarts version, its a non issue for me, but, I would buy a Hasbro vac-metalized one in a heartbeat.
Great photography Billy-Ray!Got this guy the other day, but just got around to opening him up. I don't know if he goes all Rambo in TROS or what, and frankly I don't care, but how great is it to finally have a 3-P0 with articulated elbows?
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It's kind of hard to see, but he is holding the comm link that came with Stormtrooper Luke.
And how cute is this little guy? Man, he is a lot tinier than I was expecting.
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Yeah, he feels like an accessory for sure - but he sports 4 POA. I wouldn't have bought this myself unless it was $5, but I'm glad I was gifted this little critter, I'm a diehard fan of new alien species, and there's simply no way we'll get it in TVC, because it would be the size of a Scout Trooper ankle blaster.Well even if they did make a 3.75" version. He'd be what, 1/2" tall? I love Aliens too but this guy feels more like an accessory than a figure of a character. Granted, we've gotten many such as Salacious Crumb.
But these type of character choices feel more like set dressing than anything pivotal. Same thing they've been doing with their Droids.