- 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.
I wonder if an over-all dirty wash might soften or buffer the transition..?Wish the gold color of the Walgreen's 3PO matched. I wanted to use this version's arms on my Walgreen's one to give him the better arm articulation but the gold is so different that I couldn't do it.
Just curious, but can I ask why you wanted to do this? I mean, they are essentially the same figure other than the arms and removable rear head plate...what would swapping the arms to the WG 3-P0 accomplish?Wish the gold color of the Walgreen's 3PO matched. I wanted to use this version's arms on my Walgreen's one to give him the better arm articulation but the gold is so different that I couldn't do it.
I think he wants better articulated arms, but with the classic OT silver leg of the Walgreens figure. Maybe it would be easier to swap the leg?Just curious, but can I ask why you wanted to do this? I mean, they are essentially the same figure other than the arms and removable rear head plate...what would swapping the arms to the WG 3-P0 accomplish?
The OTC Walgreens C3PO has different wires on his abdomen and the silver leg as well as someone else mentioned is the reason I wanted to put this new 3PO arms on the Walgreens one.Just curious, but can I ask why you wanted to do this? I mean, they are essentially the same figure other than the arms and removable rear head plate...what would swapping the arms to the WG 3-P0 accomplish?
So I found C-3PO with Babu Frik at Target today for $5.98. At first, I was just getting him for Babu Frik. But I realized his arms and hands are way better than the 3PO that came with Chewie. Ended up swapping arms head and torso with the 2 3POs to make the Ultimate 3PO. I didn't really like the "weathering" on the ESB 3PO. So I'm going to take the leftover 3PO and weather him up like crazy and make him look like a Junker.
Ricda Jobur! I kinda dig that.Ah yes. Good ol' Freaky Bib! close enough.
Remember the rules for making up Star Wars names?
1. First 3 letters of your last name + first 2 letters of your first name
2. First 2 letters of your mothers' maiden (last) name + first 3 letters of your hometown.
My SW name then is: Kriuf Jevib