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C-3PO Statue by Attakus

April 1, 2012

No, this isn’t an April Fool’s post. It’s true that strictly speaking this isn’t a Jabba-related item, but anyone who wants to put together a full display of Attakus Jabba’s palace statues will want to include C-3PO to act as Jabba’s interpreter. My first impression on opening this up was that it looked better than I expected. From pictures, I knew that it didn’t have a metallic finish (which C-3PO really should have). But it’s not the matte gold finish that I thought it was — he’s got a shiny coating over the gold. It is hard to see in pictures, but it does make it look somewhat better than I expected. It still looks more like shiny polished fiberglass than metal, but it’s not bad. He’s also slightly weathered, although it’s not really very effective or realistic.

The face looks a bit off — a bit stylized or cartoony — but that’s something you can say about Attakus’s human figures as well.

The sculpt is mainly pretty accurate, but I did notice that he’s missing the three pointy rods that he should have on the back of each of his hands. Maybe they thought they would be too small or delicate.

The biggest flaw with this statue (aside from the lack of a true metallic finish) is his pose. He’s kind of bending backwards in an awkward way, in what appears to be surprise. It’s true that there are only so many poses you can use for C-3PO, so I guess I have to give them some credit for trying something less traditional, but it doesn’t quite work for me.

As I have mentioned before, I don’t have room to display all of my Attakus statues together (the main problem being that the Jabba statue is much too big to fit on most shelves — particularly when you add his throne railing and hooka). So for the moment I have added him to my mantle in front of my life-size Jabba bust. (From left to right, you can also see the Gamorrean Guard, Han in Carbonite, Bib Fortuna and Oola statues.) I’d still like to get the Attakus R2-D2 and Boba Fett.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2012 10:27 am

    That display looks really great!

  2. April 2, 2012 1:53 am

    Agreed, the jabba face mold really adds to this display.

    As for C3P0, congratuiations on another Attakus.

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