The wires on 3POs midsection look retooled. Who knows. Maybe other parts are as well.It is, especially since you can't even make that Threepio sit without mangling the leg sculpt near the hip joint...I'd love to be wrong if they retooled it, but not counting on it.
Oh well, at least Artoo can finally start that arms race with POTF2 R5-D4.
There is a simple answer to your question. Now that you have seen those stupid electricity "launcher" attachments, is the movie spoiled for you? A true spoiler, would be revealing the Vader/Luke twist before seeing the movie.
Yea I was wondering the same thing about the nerf launcher on the new millennium falcon. If the falcon launches nerf darts in the movie, that toy could be a pretty big spoiler.
That looks great so far, MKoS!Disappointed with Hasbro's version, I banged out my own TFA 3po last night. This is the current Black Series 3po with one ten minute coat of paint (You can see it needs a second coat/detailing still) - hardly any work at all, yet I'm much happier with it than with Hasbro's take...
(Paint = Tamiya Gold Leaf on body. Arm is a custom mix of Tamiya Red and Tamiya Hull Red.)
R2 looks to be the same from the threepio R2 mission series. The saga legends from that goofy Vader packaging. It's all a straight repack just with a newly painted threepio. Same molds.I may end up takings this back. I have a c3po met vac and r2 is the same from rebels I believe. If I just need a red arm I'll paint it lol.
Unfortunately, he doesn't really sit much at all. That's as far forward as his legs go.
Yeah, what a bummer. I ended up getting one of those digital 4-packs with Threepio pretty cheaply, and he's my standing "nice" version...The MS Threepio is my "designated sitter", because I tried to bend his legs when I first got him, and learned the hard way that he wasn't designed to sit. :\That's a little disappointing, I had hoped they had fixed. Thank you for the info.
I found one at Target tonight and was able to compare 3PO side by side to the Mission Series version.
The torso is actually a new sculpt. The easiest difference to spot is the wiring around his waist front and back is a different pattern. The circle pattern around his abdomen is also different. It has more circles and they are very close together. The pattern sort looks like vinyl record grooves. On his back, the control box pattern is even different. lastly, they did re-sculpt the hip area. If you look at the MS 3PO from the side where the leg meets the torso, the hip is cut almost straight across. On the Force Awakens 3PO it's a half circle and cut much higher.
The figure still can't really sit. But it can lean forward much further than the MS 3PO which can barely move at the hips.
Its like Rebels show using small wing TIEs and transports based on toys. It's all to sell more toys.I'm surprised no one has a can of spraypaint in Star Wars. Ok, so he needed a new arm, fine. No one has a can of gold spraypaint to at least kind of fake it. Yeah, it wouldn't match but it'd be closer. The silver leg was nice and subtle. It always felt like the gold had just been badly weathered and turned silver. Much like the vac-metal Threepio figures.
Or maybe the guys working on the show just wanted to include the toys they played with as kids. If it was really "to sell more toys" wouldn't we have seen a Rebels TIE Fighter and/or a rerelease of the Troop Transport?Its like Rebels show using small wing TIEs and transports based on toys. It's all to sell more toys.