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PostSubject: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 11:23 am

I did not want to put this in the C3-PO Figure of the week thread as I don't think it belongs there.. I saw this brownish C3P0 on the Bay a few days ago (auction is finished now) and wondered why it ended at almost 59 USD... It seems clearly a resin casting to me...but I might have missed a piece of the puzzle, so wondering if anyone has an explanation. unsure
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 11:44 am

Thats actually just an dechromed C3PO. There are loads off them, they get dechromed in a bath of brakefluid.
You can find them in all kind of colours (sure someone Will post the pic with those 20+ 3po's on).
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 11:51 am

I agree, it looks stripped. It sold for 59USD! affraid What was it described as in the listing?
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 11:57 am

Yep, just a dechromed 3PO. I'm sure the reason it went so high was someone thought they were buying a prototype.

Do you have the original listing? I'd be curious to see what it said.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 12:49 pm

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Found it.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 1:09 pm

Definitely a de-chromed figure. The one that you showed us is actually a removable limbs 3po. They are the only ones that don't have a metal rivet in the back and usually have that faux rivet made of the same material as the rest of the torso. As a customizer of figures, it is easy to remove the finishes. I use an automotive cleaner / degreaser called "Super Clean". This product leaves the metal rivet in tact on the original 3po's. I wouldn't have payed more than $2 for it. That one would have been a good one for customizing because it still has all it's limbs in tact.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 1:25 pm

People pay even money for faked bootlegs Rolling Eyes

(sorry Ganja...LOL)
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 1:56 pm

Thanks guys! I am learning everyday thanks to you! this is the link to the auction (Canada)
http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/230848939963?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Now we all know what to do with our useless C3PO.. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 2:10 pm

Quote: "The toy is not 100% mint." lol! What an understatement!
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 2:18 pm

I have never seen one like that before so thanks for sharing. I kind of like the rust bucket finish and didn't know you could do that - (remove the leftover chrome from a batter old figure).

Has anyone done that and repainted it white like the Hoth 3p0? for Dioramas.

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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 2:38 pm

I just realized that the seller is probably member of this forum What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 18, 2012 3:45 pm

I have some customized 3po's in the Vintage Customs Thread.

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t69p150-vintage-customs-thread
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PostSubject: Re: Strange? did you said strange C3PO ?   Strange? did you said strange C3PO ? I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 19, 2012 2:40 am

At least it wasn't listed as a prototype Razz
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261086369707?nma=true&si=xNtjcGpjdsQWzMdyJGwS4x%2BG3GI%3D&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2557&orig_cvip=true
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261086369479?nma=true&si=xNtjcGpjdsQWzMdyJGwS4x%2BG3GI%3D&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2557&orig_cvip=true
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