The Black Series 6-Inch Deluxe Amazon Exclusive Action Figure
Item No.: No. E8440
Includes: Wookiee, Droid, limbs, blaster, net bag, wire limb filler
Action Feature: Dismantle droid
Availability: December 2019
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: Encountering a Stormtrooper in Cloud City, C-3PO was blasted at point blank range and his limbs were scattered. Chewbacca gathered the parts of the protocol droid and partially reassembled him. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
C-3PO (2019) has removable limbs - you can pull off arms and legs, replacing them with a toupee of wires that allow you to simulate battle damage. The figure has open hands, a silver leg, and lots of dirty deco on the head and chest. It's a blast! The only thing it's missing is a removable back panel, so you can't pretend to have Chewbacca do repairs on him when he's backwards. Aside from that, he ticks all the major boxes - it's a good C-3PO, he can be carried around in a mesh net bag, making it the 6-inch update to Kenner's 1982 "Removable Limbs" C-3PO. It's good, and if you only get one C-3PO I'd nudge you toward this one.
BanDai makes a 6-inch scale figure (which I don't have yet and can't size-compare) with the removable back panel and a vac-metal finish - so if you need one for your display get that 1:12 scale BanDai kit. Or both. You'll probably get both.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Amazon.
Day 2,676: March 26, 2020