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REVIEW: C-3PO VCD

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Background

Sideshow Collectibles currently distributes the Medicom line of Star Wars Vinyl Collectible Dolls (VCD).  The most recent release was the super-deformed version of everyone’s favorite protocol droid…C-3PO.

As you might already know, the character (played by Anthony Daniels) was in all six of the Star Wars films and even the Star Wars Holiday Special.  And for that reason, the figure is sure to pique the interest of collectors.

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Packaging

The packaging for the Star Wars VCD line is somewhat unique.  They take the character’s face and use that for the front of the box. C-3PO’s eyes and mouth are cut out and replaced with a plastic windowpane, so you can get a glimpse of the figure inside.  And Medicom secures the figure in an interlocking tray.


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The Figure

The C-3PO VCD is approximately 8” in height with 11 points of
articulation
(neck, 3 in each arm and 2 in each leg).  While the other
figures in the Vinyl Collectible Dolls line are made of rotocast vinyl,
3PO is not. 

In order to get the shiny, metallic look, Medicom had to go with more
of a hard PVC plastic.  There is paintwork done on the hands, face and
midsection.  The figure, still light and hollow, fits in perfectly with
the rest of the line.

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Our Opinion

This C-3PO figure shines...literally.  The gold body actually makes it possible to
see your reflection.  It’s that shiny.  (So if go to sell yours on ebay, don't take the photo nude)  And when you move the joints of
the droid, it almost feels robotic.  It’s like there is a little
tension in there.

While there is not much intricate work in regards to the paint scheme,
Medicom has made up for that with some detailed sculpting. 

It would be close to impossible to count all of the tiny plastic pieces
randomly placed around the droid’s body.  Who knows if they actually
had a purpose for C-3PO, but Medicom made sure that the figure was
“realistically deformed”.

You can pick one up at the following:

Sideshow Collectibles: $59.99

C-3PO VCD Grades:

Quality: 10/10
Paint: 9/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 8/10
Hype: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Overall: 9.3/10

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Have this figure?  What do you rate it?

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