Height: 5 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, hinged knees, thigh swivels, balljointed hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel shoulder covers, bicep swivel/hinge elbows with hinged pistons, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: 2-piece bowcaster, bandolier, rear head plate, and Babu Frik (with swivel waist, balljointed shoulders, and hinged goggles).
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars.
* This version of C-3PO is a mixture of previous versions with a new head. He uses most of the body and legs from C-3PO (Resistance Base), on the right, while adding in the newer arms and hands that 0-0-0 (on the left) borrowed from 4-LOM.
* As I mentioned above, if you own any of the other C-3PO figures and one of the newer protocol styled droids like 4-LOM or 0-0-0 then you know what to expect here. That's not a bad thing, though, as it gives the protocol droids a nice uniformity but also means that C-3PO has the new elbows with functioning pistons and hands designed for holding blasters. I like the color of Threepio better, too. He seems more metallic than previous releases. The paintwork is neat and clean, even on the wires in his stomach.
* This is a new (or slightly modified, at least) portrait. From the front you won't notice too much, but turn this guy around...
* And you can see where Babu Frik has opened up C-3PO's head to perform a memory wipe, thus bypassing the restriction in place that keeps him from sharing his translation of the writing on a Sith dagger! This is a cool feature that works really well and makes this an improvement over the previous releases.
* It's not mentioned on the package but when you put C-3PO in the freezer his eyes turn red, just like in the film! (Dryden Vos has a similar unadvertised feature.) In TROS, C-3PO's eyes turn red when he reads and translates the Sith text found on the dagger hiding the location of the Sith wayfinder. I wish C-3PO came with the Sith dagger, too. That would have been another killer extra.
Chewbacca figure released for The Force Awakens and doesn't really seem to be any different. Surprisingly, it does stay on Threepio fairly well.
* Threepio also comes with the bowcaster from the same Episode VII Chewbacca figure. It is a two piece accessory (the crossbar is removable) and and the paintwork is much better than the accessory included with Chewbacca.
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* He not only looks nice but Babu Frik is also articulated! He features a swivel waist, balljointed shoulders, and hinged welding goggles. That's pretty impressive, right?
* I love C-3PO's red eyes but I hate that I gotta stick him in the freezer to see them. this guy really would have benefited from an alternate head with red eyes.
If C-3PO is your favorite protocol droid, check out the Black Series classic version and the Black Series Resistance Base version, my daughter's Hero Mashers C-3PO, the Galoob's Classic Characters (2nd Edition) set, the Micro Machines C-3PO/ Cantina transforming playset, Ice Planet Hoth playset, and the C-3PO minihead set, the Micro Force series 1 C-3PO and the Micro Force advent calendar C-3PO w/ Santa Hat, the POP! C-3PO [Unfinished], and the Kinder Joy C-3PO.
For more Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III figures, check out the following:
0-0-0 (Triple Zero)
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer
C-3PO (Resistance Base)
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu)
Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)
Captain Poe Dameron
Chewbacca (Target Exclusive)
Chewbacca (The Force Awakens)
Clone Captain Rex (HasCon Exclusive)
Clone Commander Gree
Clone Commander Fox
Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi
Clone Commander Wolffe
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
Death Star Trooper
DJ (Canto Bight)
Elite Praetorian Guard
Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade)
Emperor Papatine and Throne
Enfys Nest's Swoop Bike/ Enfys Nest
Finn (First Order Disguise)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Jet Trooper
First Order Snowtrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
First Order Stormtrooper (with Gear)
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
General Leia Organa
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Grand Moff Tarkin
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Han Solo (Exogorth Escape)
Han Solo (Mimban)
Han Solo (Solo)
Han Solo (The Force Awakens)
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot
Imperial Patrol Trooper
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Inferno Squad Agent
Jaina Solo (Legends)
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi)
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Kylo Ren (Throne Room)
Lando Calrissian (Solo)
Lando Calrissian (The Empire Strikes Back)
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)
Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)- Ahch-To Island
Luke Skywalker (Skyalker Strikes)
Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia (Bespin Escape)
Princess Leia Organa
Princess Leia Organa (Hoth)
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Red Squadron (R2-D2, R5-D8, and R2-X2)
Resistance Tech Rose
Rey (Island Journey)
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Jedi Training)- Crait
Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Second Sister Inquisitor
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Stormtrooper (With Blast Accessories)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
Vice Admiral Holdo
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive)
X-Wing Pilot Asty
Yoda (Force Spirit)