C-3PO may not be most people’s favorite character from the original Star Wars trilogy but that didn’t stop Bandai from him a fantastic model kit representation with the 1/12 Star Wars C-3PO that arrived at the end of April.
Bandai gave 3PO a plated finish!
There are some non-plated parts as well but most of this kit comes in that shiny gold (and silver). You’re also given a stand.
And both stickers and water-slides for the details.
This kit doesn’t move like Gundam model kits can, but then again C-3PO never moved much in the films either. Instead, there are some nice little additions Bandai gives you with this kit. You’re given extra torso and head parts to change 3PO’s look to a more damaged version.
I recommend pulling off the head and arms to make this swap easier.
To change the face you first separate it from the rest of the head, then pop off an eye replacing it with the extension part provided.
Bandai also provides parts to make two different versions of the arms. You can make an all-plated version which features no bend in the elbow, or you can build an arm that can bend using two non-plated gold parts that move as the arms bends and straightens.