|See-Threepio (C-3PO) Collector's Case|
First released in 1983, the C-3PO Collector's Case actually appeared on store shelves beside it's Darth Vader counterpart for a time. It also co-existed with the Laser Rifle Carry Case of 1984. Although, in 1985, Kenner had plans to issue the C-3PO case as part of their Droids line, the line as a whole flopped and the Droids C-3PO case never came to pass. It's unfortunate because the few prototypes of the piece that exist--made of a bright, yellow-colored plastic that accurately represents the look of the animated C-3PO--are truly lovely to behold.
Whether loose or packaged, the C-3PO Collector's Case is not incredibly common; it's much more scarce than the virtually omni-present Darth Vader case. Unused packaged examples should have their cardboard skirts and clear plastic wrappings intact.
In the '90s, Hasbro issued a carrying case for their new line of Star Wars action figures, which was made using the molds developed for Kenner's old C-3PO Collector's Case. It lacked the metallic gold finish of its vintage counterpart and included several electronic features.
First Issued: 1983 (ROTJ packaging, 65 figures on back)
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Return of the Jedi|
|Category:||Toys / Action Figure Related / Action Figure Accessories|