|Scale: 3 3/4 Inch |
|Format: Action Figure |
|Packaging: Window Box |
|Manufacturer: Hasbro |
The action figure exclusive for Star Wars Celebration IV gives fans two super-collectible figures that never before been available. Modeled after artist Ralph McQuarrie's original concept illustrations for beloved droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, the figures celebrate the 30-year legacy of the Star Wars saga as well as the creative, guiding vision of McQuarrie, whose drawings helped George Lucas convince studio directors to back the very first Star Wars movie.
McQuarrie's early production illustrations of C-3PO drew inspiration from the golden android in Fritz Lang's Metropolis. In initial drawings for R2-D2, the plucky droid displayed flexible, exterior claws that would later become a number of handy attachments hidden inside Artoo's more streamlined exterior. Very early story treatments featured the bickering droids on the Imperial side of the conflict, but they evolved to become tenacious, if unlikely, Rebel heroes. McQuarrie's first painting of the droids was one of five pieces of art shown to the Twentieth Century Fox board of directors prior to their approving the initial budget for what was then called "The Star Wars."
These figures are packaged with their exclusive Celebration IV backer card and a commemorative coin.