C-3PO (Removable Limbs) /
SEE-THREEPIO (C-3PO) With Removable Limbs
Date Stamp: 1982
Release Date: 1982
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Power of the Force
Assortment No. : 39300
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
This figure made its first appearance on The Empire Strikes back 45 back card, replacing altogether the original version of the character, See-Threepio (C-3PO).
Comments: Arguably, The Empire Strikes Back upped every character's ante, but none quite so much as the prissy protocol droid. That fact, coupled with a cool backpack and nifty ‘action’ feature made the vintage C-3PO (Removable limbs) action figure a sought after toy. Not only that, but retaining the vac-metal finish of the character’s original figure, this new version was really given a stage to show his quality; and it was golden.
Major Variations: Although all figures have minor variations, the C-3PO (Removable limbs) action figure has one major International variation. The figure was produced in Brazil by Glasslite, the company holding the Star Wars license in that country. Most of their figures look very similar, at first glance, to the standard Kenner release, but not so for C-3PO. Unlike the gold vac-metal finish on the domestic figure, the Glasslite version featured a slightly dull gold non-vac-metal finish. (pictures to come)
The C-3PO (Removable limbs) sculpt was reused to produce the Droids version of C-3PO.
Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.
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