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.
*Battery Powered - Battery included
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 his imagination.
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.