Monday, March 1, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,229: C-3PO (Animated)

C-3PO Animated
The Clone Wars Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87638 No. 87857
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #16
Includes: n/a
Action Feature: Light-up eye port
Retail: $7.99
Availability: September 2008
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: The nervous protocol droid never likes being anywhere near trouble, but he once again finds himself in the middle of an alarming situation when he discovers
that Padme Amidala is in danger - and it's up to him to rally reinforcements to rescue her. (Taken from the figure's box.)

Image: Adam's floor.

Commentary: Behold, the most articulated C-3PO of all time! This release has 14 points of articulation, light-up eyes (via a clear hole in the back of his head), and an easily removed head. Were you so inclined. Based on the cartoon this figure is the right height and build, and can be posed in a variety of fun ways. Basically, this is Hasbro's finest C-3PO ever, and it's a shame we don't have a movie one quite this good yet. The coloring matches the show just fine, and while I could do without the eyes like this, they certainly don't ruin the figure. He has a lot of personality, small hands, and a nice aesthetic rarely seen on droids. If you love C-3PO as a character, this should be your next purchase. If not, it's still a great figure, and a great first figure for starting out with the animated figure line. Yes, I like it that much.

Collector's Notes: A one-timer, this has not been reissued yet but he has been repainted once at press time.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,229: March 1, 2010

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