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Mon, 6 Feb ’12

Artoo and Threepio Strike a Pose (or Two)

You could win these Kotobukiya statues that nail their droid depictions.

We’re excited for Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace 3D, so this week our newsletters will be all about the tales from a long time ago and a galaxy far away. To kick off Star Wars 3D week, let’s take a close look at a pair of droids that are both hardworking, and will serve you well.

For a robot who complains about so many things, Threepio pretty much has it made. He’s covered in gold, and has been worshiped as a deity by the universe’s most militarily efficient teddy bears. Plus all his most painful memories got erased. As for R2-D2, he’s remarkably well-adjusted for a sentient machine shaped like a trash can. Now both droids have yet another reason to be content: a Kotobukiya ARTFX+ statue set that’s easily the highlight of the line to date. These have all the detail you’d expect, but with an added (and welcome) feature – articulated parts! Threepio’s arms are poseable in different positions, while Artoo can stand up straight or lean out onto his third leg. Dare we say these are the droids you’re looking for? 

As we kick off Star Wars 3D week here at GCD, TOKYOPOP is going to give you a chance to own these very three-dimensional minis after you revisit their origins in more eye-popping fashion on the big screen. There’s no need to hurt innocent bystanders like Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in your quest. Just head on over to our C-3P0 and R2-D2 Kotobukiya ARTFX+ contest page for the details, and keep those optical circuits trained to Facebook and Twitter for even more ways to win. We’d tell you your odds of winning, but Han Solo kinda insisted we not do that.