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C-3PO - Ultimate Black Series Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:53192  
Name:C-3PO - Ultimate Black Series
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Star Wars
Creator:GeekSummit  
Date Added:August 30, 2013
Base Figure:VOTC 4-Lom
Height:3.75 inches
Completion Time:4.00 hours
Articulation:16 points
This is a revisit on old tactics. I never was too hot about all the just short of perfect C-3PO's we've gotten over the years. All had their upsides but none of them had it all. I took a 4-Lombody and popped out the upper torso. I cracked it open to release the arms and shoulder caps and then took a C-3PO from the Ewok Throne issue and took his upper torso and head and sanded in the shoulders a little bit to attempt to make him a little narrower. I made gaskets out of tiny rings of hot glue to retain articulation and popped them into socket. It was quite the easy paint job since It was all or nothing with the chome gold. All in all I am pleased with my own version. I'm sure we'll see SOME improvement in the new Black Series line. Just don't give me removable face and chest plates... why?


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Sjefke - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This is the droid I've been looking for, or at least took a shot at him on eBay.
I feel the same way about that tired old 3PO sculpt, and I'm not crazy about the swivel shoulders on a B.A.D. sculpt.
I just happen to have gotten an extra 4-LOM in a trade. I've gotta try this technique.

GEEKSUMMIT
Do you think this will work with the B.A.D. protocol droid sculpt Hasbro will be releasing in TBS?
GeekSummit - Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ha. Sorry you couldn't bag this one bud. Hasbro had years to knock this one out of the park. If they don't nail it this time I'll be disappointed but never surprised. Honestly I just think they are up against making that chrome plastic articulation friendly ( it's notoriously brittle). But they've got to try I would think.
NeCrollector - Sunday, September 1, 2013
Beautifully painted! This IS the droid we're looking for!
GeekSummit - Sunday, September 1, 2013
B'wah Ha!!! I didn't think to say that in the description. I usually try to insert some wit here and there.
SirJordy33 - Friday, August 30, 2013
Love it. But why not give him a silver for-leg? That would make him perfect in my opinion. Great either way!
GeekSummit - Friday, August 30, 2013
Dang… You got me.
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