This week we are taking a close look at C-3PO (ROTS)
. The 3PO has become one of the hot figures in the Revenge line overall actually. I've seen him on April 2nd and never again. I'm very glad I bought him that day too since he's been really impossible to find for many.
The figure's not too bad either. It has pop-off limbs/head too which I always appreciate. I don't quite understand WHY though, or if 3PO had this incorporated in ROTS but it got cut, but it's welcome nonetheless.
The weird thing about the construction of the figure is that at each point of articulation that pops off the figure has a "socket" built into it of a plastic that has flexibility. This keeps the figure from going all loosey goosey on you when you've posed him a bit too much. It's a good feature, and it's funny but this design would lend itself well to Hasbro articulating a 3PO at the knees, wrists, and numerous other joints. The days of a SA 3PO maybe are just around the corner then?
And that's where this figure sort of fails... Hasbro could've articulated him a bit more and they chose not to. Still, the figure looks good on the pegs, it's been "hot", and it should replace the MMC 3PO sculpt as the top sculpt to re-release in the future. I know I'd buy the ROTS sculpt again with a silver shin if it were offered.
At least till that SA C-3PO comes out...
Come on, you know you want one!
So, share your thoughts and all that...