Box Back and Side (click to enlarge)
New IG-88 (15"), a rough and steely Bounty Hunter Doid, gets his prey with his LASER WEAPONS. DARTH VADER (15") carries his LIGHT SABER ready for attack, dressed in authentically detailed black armor and removable cape. BEN (OBI-WAN) KENOBI (12") carries a LIGHT SABER and has a removable cape. BOBA FETT (13 1/4") carries a LASER RIFLE and has a molded backpack. STORMTROOPER (12") carries a LASER RIFLE and wears a white and black space suit. CHEWBACCA (15") carries a crossbow LASER RIFLE. LUKE SKYWALKER (11 3/4") carries a LIGHT SABER and a grappling hook. C-3PO (12") is finished in bright metallic gold. R2-D2 (71/2") rolls on wheels from his stationary legs; his silver metallic head makes a "clicking" sound when turned, and a special button opens his secret compartment. JAWA (8 1/4") comes with a hooded cape and carries a LASER RIFLE. HAN SOLO (12") comes with his own LASER RIFLE and holster with Rebel Alliance Medal of Honor around his neck. PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (11 1/2") has hair that can be combed into other styles or reshaped into the "Star Puffs" hairdo. All large action figures are fully articulated for action poses. Ages 5 and up.
Image Source: 1980 Kenner Sweepstakes Ad
Description Source: 1980 Kenner Toy Fair Catalog
There just isn't much to say about the large size C-3PO figure. As you'd expect of a C-3PO figure, it had a nice gold finish and...well, it looked like C-3PO. Still, it would have been nice if Kenner had included a small accessory or two. Something like a small comlink for the toy to hold in its hand would have made it a whole lot more interesting. Loose examples are common, though they frequently show wear on the gold finish.
This and the R2-D2 large size figure were issued in very late 1978, as exclusives of the JC Penney chain of stores. They were released widely in 1979.
First Issued: 1978 (SW packaging)