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mtriv73
08-08-2006, 06:42 PM
I just got a case of the new Endor wave from an E-tailer and when I opened it up the C3PO with bending knees had the knee joints painted. The ones I saw in Wal-mart 2 weeks ago did not (just raw plastic where it bends.) My camera isn't good enough to take a close up of the joints, but it looks a lot better than the first version.

Turbowars
08-09-2006, 06:30 PM
Very interesting. So one knee joint is painted Silver and the other is painted Gold? I'll have to get one of those. Too bad I opened mine already.:rolleyes:

JediTricks
08-09-2006, 07:12 PM
I just got a case of the new Endor wave from an E-tailer and when I opened it up the C3PO with bending knees had the knee joints painted. The ones I saw in Wal-mart 2 weeks ago did not (just raw plastic where it bends.) My camera isn't good enough to take a close up of the joints, but it looks a lot better than the first version.
That's wild! Any photo will do at this point, please post even if it doesn't come out great, I am very curious to see this.

Ji'dai
08-09-2006, 09:18 PM
My 3PO has the unpainted knees so it's a good thing I haven't opened it yet. I'll watch for the corrected version. The datestamp on mine is 61281. The photo of 3PO on the cardback does show the droid with a silver right knee "cap" and gold left one.

I just noticed they put a piece of black tape over the symbols "CE" and triangle with the lionhead (on the bubble bottom). Anyone know what those symbols are for?

JEDIpartner
08-10-2006, 11:55 AM
I don't really care at this point. It's not like they won't repackage him with new accessories at some point down the line. :rolleyes:

figrin bran
08-11-2006, 01:31 AM
so where's the pics?

wouldn't you know it, i opened my unpainted version as well. if there really is a painted version, i'll definitely hunt it down

mtriv73
08-11-2006, 08:37 AM
I haven't had time to take any pictures yet (and I'm leaving for an out of town wedding this evening.) It looks pretty much like the picture on the back of the package though. I'll see what I can do when I get back.

Kidhuman
08-11-2006, 08:41 AM
I wish I could find any 3po at this point

JEDIpartner
08-11-2006, 10:23 AM
The one on the back of the package looks like unpainted one. *shrug*

mtriv73
08-11-2006, 08:19 PM
Okay, If I did this right, here are the pictures. I'm warning you though, I'm an Immunologist, not a photographer.14380

14381

14382

14383

mtriv73
08-11-2006, 08:28 PM
By way of explanation...

the first picture is of the figure still in the package

the second is the figure opened with a little better detail.

the third one just proves that I need a new camera or some photography lessons.

And the fourth is my cute wife, Anna, holding the figure for me.

And, um, the pictures are on the previous page. Thank you drive through.

AmanaMatt
08-12-2006, 12:11 AM
Thanks for the heads up on this one, I will need to check it out. I also have the unpainted knee one, which looks fairly unattractive, so this would be a pleasant change!

JediTricks
08-13-2006, 02:15 AM
Okay, If I did this right, here are the pictures. I'm warning you though, I'm an Immunologist, not a photographer.14380

14381

14382

143831 out of 4 is good enough. Dang, that's a sweet variation find, good job!

AmanaMatt
08-13-2006, 05:47 PM
I do appreciate Hasbro trying to make the figure nicer looking - the unpainted plastic used for the knees (and torso) is pretty darn ugly!

JediTricks
08-13-2006, 08:58 PM
I posted this in the news, linked to this thread.

Are the hips also painted properly? The original's are not.

seanmcfripp
08-14-2006, 09:08 AM
Are the hips also painted properly? The original's are not.

Please, don't make mtriv73 pick up a camera again. :D I keed, I keed. Thanx for the great scoop!

mtriv73
08-14-2006, 12:33 PM
The hips looked like they were painted. I haven't seen the original version except in the package, so I don't know what to look for, but the one I have is all painted.

Incidentally, if you get one of these, don't bend and unbend the knees a whole lot. The paint on the one I opened is starting to come off the knees already.

JediTricks
08-14-2006, 01:33 PM
They are painted then, they originally looked like the knees and you'd have no trouble telling if that were the case.

I'm sorry to hear the paint comes off easily, maybe that's why the first batch didn't get painted. They should have tried to dye the plastic in those colors I guess. Still, I'd rather they tried and came up short than not tried.

BountyHunterScum
08-14-2006, 02:25 PM
Okay, If I did this right, here are the pictures. I'm warning you though, I'm an Immunologist, not a photographer.14380

14381

14382

14383

Hey! a blonde natalie portman, sortof.

plasticfetish
08-14-2006, 07:31 PM
Still, I'd rather they tried and came up short than not tried.Haven't found this figure yet (not that I've been looking too hard lately), but I'm more than happy that they even gave this one a shot at all. The fact that they'd go back and repaint the knees amazes me... it does look much better.

Thanks for the heads-up mtriv73.

figrin bran
08-15-2006, 01:06 AM
hmmm...maybe the sealant spray i use for customs would do the trick

Ji'dai
08-15-2006, 04:04 PM
I found the corrected version today with a datestamp of 61701. While 3PO's knees are painted, it's a dull matte color rather than the shiny chrome paint on the rest of the body.

I don't have time for loose pics or have a cute blonde wife to pose so you'll just have to settle for carded pics :p

The first one has unpainted knees, the second painted.

dindae
08-17-2006, 08:05 PM
Well I picked this up since the non painted version bothered me. Here are some loose photos.

Kidhuman
08-17-2006, 08:26 PM
I still wish I could find this figure.

Ji'dai
08-17-2006, 10:27 PM
Wow, the unpainted hips on the initial release are really noticeable with the legs extended.

Banthaholic
08-17-2006, 10:52 PM
I will pick up the new painted one when/if I see it. Already got the 1st version, though this qualifies enough of a variation for me to get.

dindae
08-18-2006, 07:40 AM
Let me know if you need help KH. I may be able help you out.

mtriv73
08-18-2006, 08:36 AM
I saw 4 of the new version yesterday. If I go out again today I'll pick one up for you KH. I'll post and let you know that I have it when I do.

Kidhuman
08-18-2006, 09:55 AM
Thanks Mtriv

JediTricks
08-18-2006, 04:12 PM
Nice photos of the hip comparison Dindae.

My sister was at WM yesterday and I talked her into checking the SW area for me, she actually found me the painted variant of this figure (I would have taken either since I currently have none, the PO lost my Endor wave).

Kidhuman
08-18-2006, 06:32 PM
I saw 4 of the new version yesterday. If I go out again today I'll pick one up for you KH. I'll post and let you know that I have it when I do.



Found one today MTriv, it had the silver leg

Turbowars
08-21-2006, 12:05 AM
Found one today MTriv, it had the silver leg
Don't all of them have the silver leg?

Kidhuman
08-21-2006, 01:11 AM
Dunno, only saw one. Couldnt tell you.

mtriv73
08-21-2006, 09:00 AM
every one I've seen has had a silver leg.

plasticfetish
08-21-2006, 04:06 PM
(They all have a silver leg.)

Have seen both versions now this week. Bought the second version today... looks great, will photo later, (but I'm taking a nap first 'cause I've been up since 4am. :tired:)

Blue2th
08-21-2006, 08:37 PM
I have not seen any of the Endor wave except for Jer-Jerrod. I wonder if this error or variation has caused a delay in the stores getting them in greater numbers, and why the Greatest Battles has been clogging the pegs (except for the Clones) I realy would like to have one of each of these C3PO's. Last weekend when I did the 1:00 AM Walmart Super-Hunt all I saw was more Greatest Battles. It's Frustratin'

plasticfetish
08-21-2006, 10:38 PM
Probably haven't seen the Endor wave because of the Greatest Battles stuff. It's weird going to Target today and there's two different C-3PO figures on the pegs. (It's a bit silly.)

Blue2th
08-21-2006, 10:47 PM
I'd like to see that kinda weird :razz: Just a side note on the Greatest Battles C3P0. I heard he has two different bases. The Mustafar Lava base, and the ship deck base. Damn these variations! Still it makes the hunt fun when you find em. One of these days I'll walk down the toy isle and see the whole Endor wave!

plasticfetish
08-21-2006, 11:05 PM
I'lll have to check the 3PO cards now... I wouldn't mind getting a version with the ship's deck base.
One of these days I'll walk down the toy isle and see the whole Endor wave!I still haven't seen the Deathstar Gunner. Looks like that one's going to be hard-ish to find (for now.) I've seen Chief Chirpas in a bunch of stores... it's nice though, but not the most popular.

Blue2th
08-22-2006, 12:01 AM
I'lll have to check the 3PO cards now... I wouldn't mind getting a version with the ship's deck base.
I saw a bunch of them with the ships deck base. I would think the Mustafar base would be the error if you want to call it that. As the background picture is the inside of a ship. So far this year it's been only C3PO, Hem Dazon, and Momah Nadon (glasses) that have any variations or errors that I can think of. Aside from the deliberate heads variation of Genosis C3PO. (not counting holos)

mtriv73
08-22-2006, 09:37 AM
I wonder if this error or variation has caused a delay in the stores getting them in greater numbers, and why the Greatest Battles has been clogging the pegs (except for the Clones) I realy would like to have one of each of these C3PO's.

I doubt it. Hasbro hasn't recalled anything like this in the past and I can't see them doing it now. I think it was just a running change. This wave hasn't been out for long so I'm not surprised everyone hasn't found it yet. The gunner will definitely be the hardest to find because it's a potential army builder. Luckily it's being shipped 2 per case (along with the Ewoks and 3PO's.) I'm more worried about all the Vaders that are backing up on the shelves keeping stores from restocking than anything else right now. At the rate it's going now, there will be nothing but Vader figures on the shelves around here by mid september.

mastermatt24
08-23-2006, 10:26 PM
I think this variation is a little better than the cups.. ;) :p

Banthaholic
08-29-2006, 04:48 PM
Finally found this today. I picked up the variation as it makes the figure look a lot nicer.

figrin bran
08-30-2006, 01:20 AM
so does anyone want my loose unpainted version?

bobafrett
08-30-2006, 10:57 PM
At least this ones knees bend, the one from the VOTC (?) had no knee articulation what so ever, which ****ed me off because I bought two of them at $10 each.

Turbowars
08-30-2006, 11:56 PM
You bought 2 and didn't know the knees didn't bend? I really can't say much because I bought 2 myself, but did know that they sucked real hard.:yes:

figrin bran
08-31-2006, 12:32 AM
i never opened my votc C3PO because i read all the reviews on it and decided to just keep it carded ;)

bobafrett
08-31-2006, 08:38 AM
You bought 2 and didn't know the knees didn't bend? I really can't say much because I bought 2 myself, but did know that they sucked real hard.:yes:


Yep, only because I wanted one to open, and a second one to keep carded. I have done this with every figure in both votc sets. Only exception was I bought a third set of the last 5 in order to get myself 2 of the George Lucas figures.

I only put one of the 3PO's with the ewok chair on lay away, since I have no desire to have another opened 3PO. Although the chair did make it tempting seeing as I don't have a golden droid that can sit that I know of.

Lazer Brain
08-31-2006, 05:39 PM
BY FAR THE BEST C3P0 EVER!!! THANK THE MAKER, PRAISE BE TO HASBLAH, OR US FOR COMPLIANING ENOUGH TO GET IT MADE. I have one at the office and cannot put him down. gets my vote for figure of the year.
later

plasticfetish
08-31-2006, 06:07 PM
gets my vote for figure of the year.I'd have to agree... I'm almost sure that this one will be mine also. Love this thing.

(Don't know if I posted this anywhere, but there are photos of him in the database >> here (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showgallery.php?cat=4841) now.)

Blue2th
08-31-2006, 07:39 PM
I missed the C3PO with the green shananananana knees, knees! It's gonna bring you down! Huugh! :D

dindae
09-01-2006, 12:16 AM
(Don't know if I posted this anywhere, but there are photos of him in the database >> here (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showgallery.php?cat=4841) now.)
Feel free to steal my picks of comparison if you want.

Kidhuman
09-19-2006, 10:11 PM
I found and picked up the corrected version the other day.&

TheDarthVader
10-09-2006, 03:25 PM
Went to my collection to check mine...I have the painted version. Whew! Good. That is the version that I wanted as I am not a variation collector.