Chewbacca and Disassembled C-3PO Galactic Heroes

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More


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I must admit, I never thought these would catch on. I figured the serious collectors would pass them by, and kids would favor the regular figures in their place.  That being said, I apparently was wrong.  There seem to be something with the cuteness factor of seeing your favorite Star Wars characters cartoonized in miniature.Until now, I’d passed up the little guys.  Oh, I got a kick out of seeing them, but just never plunked down the cash.  The Han in carbonite came close to tempting me.  But, this set I couldn’t resist.  The Chewie in this two pack bears a strong resemblance to my little girl dog.  Mrs. Nerd was helping unpack groceries out of the Wal-Mart bags, and exclaimed, “It looks like Maddie.”

Appearance:

In this case, I wasn’t looking for a perfect likeness.  But somehow under all the cuteness is the classic characters.  I was really kind of surprised when I got them out of the package.  But they do they stay true to the films.

3PO with the big eyes and tiny body manages to capture the prissiness that we all know and love. The gold vac metal finish looks great.  Although, since this is “battle damaged” 3PO maybe it should have had a wash over top.

The detailing looks great especially around his mid section, one minor nit is that the wires on his back have no color.

Chewbacca, like I said, looks a lot like my little girl dog.  (Our little boy dog looks more like an Ewok.)
He’s got a cute little face with just a hint of a smile. Huge feet and hand on this guy as well.  The toe nails stand out just a little too much, but I know there are pics out there of Chewie that look like that.  In his right hand, he’s got an Empire appropriate Stormtrooper rifle.  The thing that I really liked about him, is the way all of the articulation is downplayed in his sculpt.  There aren’t any obvious joints poking you in the eye on this guy.   The bandolier worked over his left shoulder is a great example of this.  It could look all screwed up when you move him around, but it doesn’t.

Much like Simpsons folk, Chewie has three fingers and a thumb on each hand.  Isn’t that a cartoon rule somewhere?

Fun:

The Galactic Heroes line is all about fun.  These are figures that are meant to be played with.  I know some of the bigger sets come in some cool looking boxes, but these guys truly need to be free.  Whether you’re a collector who wants to cute up part of your collection or one who wants to play Star Wars with a young child these are a cool way to go.

I have to admit another misconception on this line that I had.  For some reason I thought they were unarticulated.  Don’t ask me why I just did.  To find out Chewie could move as well as look cute was a bit of a bonus.

Chewie fairs pretty well.  He’s got joints at both arms and legs.   That pretty much matches the vintage figure.  As I said before, the bandolier works great with the articulation.

The lovable Wookie gets an accessory as well.  The bag that 3PO fits in.  There is even an instruction sheet packed in that explains for the wee ones how to put in on Chewie.  I was a little concerned when I saw it in the pack.  It’s packed behind Chewie, and  I thought maybe it was permanently attached.

3PO has 3 points of articulation.  They are all the points he comes apart at.  Bottom of the torso, left arm, and head.  The right arm is stuck in the position it’s in.  They are pretty much just straight pegs, easy on, easy off.  The little 3PO head cracks me up for some reason.

As an aside, why did Chewie put the chatty gold droid’s head on backwards?  The Wookie is obviously mechanically inclined and that seems pretty obvious.  Also, how bad was Anakin at building droids?  Every time something happens to 3PO a limb falls off.

All the pieces of 3PO fit in the bag on Chewie’s back.  However, the legs fit more on one side and the body on the other, so he’s not quite a jumbled mess.  But, hey this isn’t a line about getting the details perfect.

Overall:

I’ve had a blast looking at these guys.  I didn’t think I would, and that’s why I’d passed up the Galactic Heroes stuff for so long.   But, I’ll probably pick and choose a few more here and there.  (Especially if they look like one of my pups.)

Galactic Heroes are exactly what they are meant to be; fun for little kids and big kids that are still small at heart.

Engineernerd Score: 90/100

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