C-3PO Life-Size Bust:
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to announce the C-3PO Life-size Bust, created in
conjunction with renowned robot craftsman Fred Barton. Each piece is
individually painted and hand-finished, each with its own unique quality and
detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product.
Crafted of fiberglass and polystone and complete with light-up eyes* and a
detachable magnetic restraining bolt accessory, the C-3PO Life-size Bust is sure
to become the premier addition to any Star Wars display.
Cobbled together from scraps
and salvaged parts, C-3PO is a fussy and worrying protocol droid built by the
young Anakin Skywalker on the desert planet Tatooine. When Anakin befriended
Padme Naberrie of Naboo, C-3PO first met her astromech droid, R2-D2. The two
formed a fast friendship, working together to perfect Master Anakin's Podracer
for an upcoming competition. The more experienced R2 told 3PO of the hazards of
space travel, to which C-3PO proclaimed that he would never set foot into one of
those, as he put it, dreadful starships.
Years later, C-3PO and R2-D2 would become the property of the Royal House of
Alderaan, an influential family of nobles with ties to the growing Rebel
Alliance. The two droids were aboard Princess Leia Organa's consular vessel when
it was attacked by an Imperial Star Destroyer. The vessel crippled, Leia stored
vital Rebel information in R2's memory systems -- unbeknownst to 3PO. R2 then
took it upon himself to complete Leia's failed mission, though 3PO knew nothing
of its details.
R2 commandeered an escape pod, and rocketed away from the captured craft,
crash-landing on the barren desert world of Tatooine, returning C-3PO to his
homeland. There, the droids were taken captive by Jawa traders, and sold to
moisture farmer Owen Lars and his nephew Luke Skywalker. Determined to complete
his mission of finding famed war hero General Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2 ran away in the
middle of the night, leaving 3PO and Luke to search for him the next morning.
C-3PO and Luke eventually found R2, as well as Obi-Wan Kenobi. This started an
incredible chain of events that saw C-3PO catapulted into an adventure beyond
About Fred Barton: Fred Barton is the Robot Man. Captivated by
characters like Gort and Robby the Robot, Fred discovered a unique talent for
model building and the fabrication of robot parts. In 1996, he began creating
robots for private collectors and museums. Sideshow Collectibles is proud to
partner with Fred Barton to bring new life to C-3PO and R2-D2, employing Fred's
talents to create museum quality reproductions of the two most famous droids
from the Star Wars galaxy.
License: Star Wars
Product Type: Life-Size Bust
Product Size: 24.5" H (622.3mm) x 21.5" W (546.1mm) x 11" D (279.4mm)*
Product Weight: 30.00 lbs (13.61 kg)*
Box Size: 37.00" H (939.8mm) x 24.00" W (609.6mm) x 13.00" L (330.2mm)*
* Product size and weight are approximate values. Weight is an estimated value
calculated by item, box and shipping materials.