Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Disney Park Exclusive
Item No.: No. E5158
Includes: R2-D2. BB-8, DJ-R3X
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2019
Appearances: Galaxy's Edge
Bio: A fastidious and worry-prone protocol droid, C-3PO longs for peaceful times, but his continued service to the Resistance keeps him in the front lines of galactic conflict. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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C-3PO is the droid of Theseus that you probably expected. The body (but not belly), head, and shoulders are the same as all previous 6-inch C-3PO figures. The belly wiring is the same as the Walgreens/40th Anniversary C-3PO. The legs are the same as all C-3PO and 4-LOM 6-inch figures. The arms and hands are the same as 4-LOM. Hasbro bashed together the best possible C-3PO action figure they could muster out of existing parts, and it even has hands that can do things like hold accessories now! This gives C-3PO about 25 points of articulation, including the three moving parts around the shoulders. In terms of construction this is, without a doubt, Hasbro's best-ever C-3PO figure.
Deco is based on The Last Jedi, which also just happens to be pretty much identical to how C-3PO looks in Revenge of the Sith and the original Kenner line - all gold with no mismatched limbs. Hasbro did make a 6-Inch Value C-3PO [FOTD #2,418] with this deco, and if you just need a C-3PO at this size with this particular color configuration, it's certainly a cheaper option. If you want the best of the best, though, go with the Galaxy's Edge figure if you're accepting of a C-3PO with no silver or red limbs. It's the best all-gold C-3PO you can get from Hasbro in this scale, until they figure out a way to do worthwhile vac-metal gold again.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon who went to Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge last month.
Day 2,604: July 18, 2019