Prototype C-3PO Cases
All ten of these cases are prototypes differing from the production ROTJ C-3PO storage case. From left to right: C-3PO White Mold Test Case, a loose Droids C-3PO Case, 1996 C-3PO Talking Electronic Case Toy Fair prototype, C-3PO Clear Mold Test Case, the legendary Gold Vader Case, a MIB Droids C-3PO Case, a 1996 C-3PO Case Mold Test, a Silver C-3PO Case, C-3PO Dull Gold Color Test Case (with unsculpted eyes), and C-3PO Packaging Test Case (with prototype packaging and unsculpted eyes). The gold Vader case is here because it was used to test the metallization process for all the 3PO cases.

There is also a prototype case not pictured here that is an alternate C-3PO Clear Mold Test Case with subtle differences from the one pictured above, a Hardcopy C-3PO Case used for Kenner catalog photography, and an unboxed version of the Early C-3PO Case Sample that was gold-metallized like the production case. Also, check out the C-3PO Storage Case Box Flat. This set of cases contains all the known varieties of C-3PO case prototypes. All of the cases and packaging were acquired from different sources leading back to Kenner.

Description by: Gus Lopez
Photo: Gus Lopez
From the collection of: Gus Lopez
Country:United States
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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