SEE-THREEPIO (C-3PO) Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
If there is one figure in the The Vintage Collection that has to be opened to fully appreciate, it is the VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO) action figure. The inner bubble design scrunches the protocol droid hiding his wired belly and making the figure look a bit odd. When taken off the blister and posed appropriately, collectors were quick to realize that this one-time peg warmer was in fact the best C-3PO action figure released to that point. The See-Threepio (C-3PO) figure features removable panels and limbs, and the most screen accurate sculpt. Combined with its perfect articulation, this figure has become a classic must-have piece in every loose collectors' collection.

Hasbro revealed four of the figures in the first wave of The Vintage Collection at the UK Toy Fair in January 2010, but the first wave, which also included new figures based on Dengar, Leia (Hoth Outfit), Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit), Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues), the generic and very Kenner-esque AT-AT Commander, the first ever single carded Dack Ralter, (Twin-pod) Cloud Car Pilot and Darth Vader along with repacked 4-LOM and Boba Fett figures; wasn't fully revealed until the International Toy Fair the following month. This assortment began showing up in July 2010.

In the U.S., all eleven figures shipped with starburst stickers on the card front and pamphlets in the blister for a mail away Kenner style Boba Fett figure with a rocket-firing feature. In Canada, the initial release, which was found only at Walmart stores, didn't have the offer, so there were no stickers or pamphlets included. By the time the figures hit Toys "R" Us Canada, however, the offer was included. For whatever reason the stickers misspelled Fett's name as 'Bobba'.
 
U.S. Product Packaging
 
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
  
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010
Original Retail: $9.99
Assortment Number: 97578/97568
Placement Number: VC06
UPC Number: 6 53569 49870 4
What's In The Box?
  • C-3PO Figure
  • Face Covering
  • Back Plate Covering
  • Chest Covering
  • Thigh Covering
About This Figure
  • See-Threepio (C-3PO) contains no reused parts
U.S. Card Variations
  • Card Front: There was only one printed card front for the VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO) figure
  • Card Back: There are two known variations on the back of the VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO) card. The first version had the Age Warning logo beside the Warning logo on left hand bottom portion of the card and had "COLLECT THESE AWESOME CHARACTERS! (Each sold separately.)" and "Original figures and packaging illustrated here are not available." printed mid card. The second version moved the Age Warning logo to the bottom between the Lion Mark and the Hyperspace logo and did away with the above mentioned text in favor of "Original figures in packaging from 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's illustrated here are not available."
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There were three versions of the VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO) sold in Canada. The first, found only in the initial shipment to Walmart in July 2010 did not have the mail away offer, so the card didn't have a sticker of pamphlet. The second version, which was readily available did feature the offer, but the starburst sticker had a typo, so it promoted a special "Bobba Fett" figure offer. The sticker was never corrected on this figure. Hasbro corrected the sticker, and the last shipments of this figure had a "Boba Fett" starburst sticker.
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Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund

US Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

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