Date Stamp: 1977
Release Date: 1978
The Empire Strikes Back
Assortment No. : 38220
Weapons and Accessories:
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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