C-3PO with Babu Frik (TROS)

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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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According to the Hasbro panel at NYCC, 3-P0's eyes will turn red when exposed to cold.
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 food ;)
 
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LOL! I actually forgot all about this feature! I'll have to pop him in the freezer (or sandwich him between some frozen dinners) when I get home and try it out.
 
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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.
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.
 
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Brickseek showing stock at both stores near me, but a Target associate said they might be pickup orders from online sales. Wanted to use the 25% off coupon.
 
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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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Great photography Billy-Ray!
 

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Ordered this version so hopefully get it in the next few days.
 
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Someone picked up the ROS 6 inch C3PO for me, because I mentioned wanting Babu Frik. I love aliens, and since the chances are slim we'll see a 3.75 release, I'm happy to have it. Now, what to do with the droid - anyone need some custom fodder? I'll trade it for something 3.75 related.
 
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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.
 
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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.
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.
 
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