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    Question Aren't you a little short for... an Artoo unit?!!

    I just picked up the TRU Electronic See-Threepio and Artoo-Detoo for a pretty decent price. What struck me was how SHORT/SMALL Artoo is in comparison to Threepio. What's the deal? I have no huge issue with the fact that Artoo makes no noise, but come ON! I thought he would be easier to make to scale than some of the "human" figures, but this was just a total disappointment. Are there any Astromech 12" figures out there that are in better proportion to their two-legged counterparts?
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    I never noticed but I quess I'm going to have to dig mine out now. Personally I loved the TRU Exclusive set. I like the electronic feature on C3PO but most of all I liked the dirt on the droids!
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    at first thought, i too thought artoo was too small, but in reality, C-3PO is too tall. the electronic C-3PO is exactly 12 inches, which would scale out to anthony daniels being 6 foot tall. well the problem is that daniels is actually 5'6". the 12" C-3PO should be about 10 1/2 to 11 inches tall.

    if you have the 12 inch jango fett or count dooku, which use hasbro's shorter 11 inch body, stand them next to R2-D2 and he'll look more in scale.

    the bottom line is that hasbro's female and most male figures are too tall, making artoo look too short.

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    Okay... I HAD done that, but he still looked too short. hahahaha!!! I'm labouring under the belief that the 3.75" figures are a little more to scale. So... if Hasblah knew that the 12" figures were too tall... they should have made Artoo a little taller as well!
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    Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
    they should have made Artoo a little taller as well!
    They did it - in the Vintage days.

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    Thats right, 12" C-3PO is a little tall. I loved the TRU set also. The paint/dirt detail was pretty good.
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