The Force Awakens 2-Packs
Item No.: Asst. B3955 No. B3957
Includes: R2-D2 with rocket launching harness
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: A fastidious and worry prone protocol droid, C-3PO longs for more peaceful times, but his continued service to Princess Leia keeps him in the frontlines of galactic conflict. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Deco is, of course, more obvious. C-3PO's (largely underrepresented) silver leg is gone - this seems to be consistent with other The Force Awakenes products so far including a life-size cardboard stand-up. The right arm is now red, similar to R-3PO - this is the most obvious and glaring change on the toy. A subtler change are his eyes, now with black dots on a yellow eye. It looks better than the white eyes of the previous release. Paint masks seem more cleanly applied and the overall look is a better, sharper, and I hope more authentic figure. For those of you joining us in the distant future, information on the new movie is limited and its release is nearly two months away - so from what little we know, this seems to be a fairly authentic figure. I assume a comic will explain the red arm. Or perhaps it's a nod to Attack of the Clones.
What matters - I dig it. The silver leg is gone, but hey, red arm. That's visibly new. I look forward to seeing a shiny version down the road.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,221: October 22, 2015