SEE-THREEPIO (C-3PO)

Carded images courtesy CloudCity.com

Source:
  (Star Wars)


Date Stamp: 1977

Release Date: 1978

Carded Availability:
  Star Wars
  The Empire Strikes Back

Assortment No. : 38220

Retail: $1.99

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • None


  • Point of Interest: 
      See-Threepio (C-3PO) shipped on all cards from the STAR WARS 12 back to the The Empire Strikes Back 41 back. It overlapped its replacement C-3PO (With Removable Limbs) on The Empire Strikes Back 47 and 48 back card.

    This figure first appeared on the Star Wars 12 back card.

    Comments: Never accused of being the most accurate figure in the vintage line, See-Threepio (C-3PO) still got props for keepin’ it real. Even though unlike some of his 12 back chums, the protocol droid did get replaced with a newer version in 1982, but when you take his spiffy sack away --and put his arms and legs back on—you’d be hard pressed to spot any sculpting differences.

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the only major variation is the hard to come by Japanese Takara version, which, though in a similar stance, is an entirely different sculpt. It is easiest to spot by looking at the arms and especially the head.



    Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.


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