C-3PO Samurai???

9 01 2011

Japanese Samurai C-3PO

Taken from Samurai Wars “Chiapo” — Samurai Wars is a line of custom figures that imagines what a Star Wars movie directed by Akira Kurosawa would look like. George Lucas has said what a fan he is a Kurosawa and also the influence that Kurosawa’s “The Hidden Fortress” had on Star Wars. At the bottom of the page is a fake write up that I did for a convention that claims this is a real movie.

Chipao / C-3PO

For 3PO I went with a tall and lean body type. I used various browns and yellows for his golden color. I tried to capture 3PO’s stuffy demeanor with the arm pose. The golden disc is representative of 3PO’s stomach disc, and the black sash would be his exposed wires.

I really enjoyed this and thought I would share it with the rest of the C-3PO fan base… see the rest of the characters here: http://linkive.com/home/browser/MTU5Njk5/Comedy/How%20Akira%20Kurosawa%27s%20Star%20Wars%20characters%20would%20have%20looked

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C-3PO Avatar Theme Available on Xbox Live

20 05 2010
C-3PO avatar for Xbox 360

C-3PO avatar for Xbox 360 Xbox Live

Xbox live has decided to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back. Starting today if you are a member of Xbox Live, you will be able to dress you avatar in an Empire Strikes Back related theme.


For all you die hard C-3PO fans out there like myself, you are able to dress your avatar as the best known Golden Gay Robot, protocol droid. A perfect addition to your C-3PO collection. Also the best way to show off your fanboydom and your deep appreciation for this O.C.D. oriented character.

C-3PO Avatar for Xbox 360

C-3PO Avatar for Xbox 360 along with other options

The photos included in this post are direct from my Xbox Live account, and displayed for your viewing pleasure. Other characters, and themed gear for your avatar are available including the following:

  • Boba Fett
  • Lando (costume with cape)
  • Han Solo (Hoth outfit)
  • Chewbacca
  • Leia (Hoth outfit)
  • Imperial snowtrooper (male and female)
  • Rebel snowspeeder pilot (male and female)
  • Bossk (male and female)
  • AT-AT pilot (male and female)

Yoda Eared cap, and light saber also available.





C-3PO plush backpack

26 04 2010

c-3po plush back pack

This is the most amazing addition to the C-3PO fashion category, and an exciting addition to school day fashion. I want one for sure, and I think you should force your kids to rock it as well, if they don’t like C-3PO… tell them this is as close to being Chewbacca as they can get before college. HA!

A post I found at:
http://www.ohgizmo.com
A user wrote about a C-3PO backpack, so I had to share this. he post is located here: http://www.ohgizmo.com/2010/02/24/star-wars-c-3po-and-boba-fett-backpacks-make-me-wish-i-could-go-back-to-grade-school-again/

I decided to track down the source of this awesome school accessory, and located the original blog post here:
http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2010/02/16/comic-images-at-toy-fair/

Additional images of the other Star Wars Plush Backpacks showed can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarsblog/sets/72157623325686305/





1978: Bizarre Star Wars Japanese commercial.

26 01 2010

A fan found this Bizarre Star Wars themed commercial for some Japanese food product named Hagoromo which is some sort of wing by definition, found on WIMP.com. C-3PO has a wonderful little prance throughout the video, only further supporting the gay golden robot debate. Robots shouldn’t move that way for future reference, anyway… enjoy the commercial.
C-3PO Japanese commercial





C-3PO’s Amazing Secret Double-Life Outside the Star Wars Films

29 09 2009
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By Adam Pawlus

We all have to do things for money. The luckiest of us get to do something we love, the vast majority do things we don’t like or at least don’t mind, and a sad lot do things they hate. And some people, like one character in particular, will do virtually anything for a paycheck, no matter the job. When Star Wars movies weren’t in production, the golden protocol droid remained busy on the big and the small screen, taking odd jobs, doing PSAs, and hawking products the world over; and much like in all six movies, C-3PO was played by the same actor, Anthony Daniels, in every one of these performances, commercials and shills, making them all more legitimate and shameful simultaneously What golden terrors await you in C-3PO’s skeleton closet?

10) Cereal Pitchman

If you have a Saturday morning cartoon, you are going to have a cereal. This was law in 1984, and even golden men from other planets were not immune to the needs of marketers.

“We’ll call them C-3POs.” Will we? Did we spend all day coming up with that one? Anyone can act, but apparently anyone can’t come up with snappy, apt names. And those aren’t “Os,” they’re “8s”. Taking a job like this is the last step before a robot has to sleep in his car by the side of the road. (Don’t pretend you haven’t seen it. Anyone visiting Hollywood has seen Twiki by the underpass and OG Cylons hustling their hip hop mix CDs in front of the Amoeba Records. This is no life for a robot.)

9) Sketch Comic

Before George Lucas contracted the men behind the Muppets for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the Muppets contracted C-3PO in 1979 to translate for R2-D2’s hot street lust on Sesame Street, of all places.

Apparently C-3PO is a comedian. Given that it’s Sesame Street, you might expect singing or dancing, not critiquing R2-D2’s taste in chicks. Or maybe you would expect that. Six million forms of communication aren’t enough to keep a robot employed in matters of protocol and diplomacy.

8) Car Salesman

It’s not uncommon for celebrities to make some mad phat bank by going to Japan and doing a few ads. Brad Pitt has done it, so why not Star Wars‘ resident stud muffin, as in this 1996 Mitsubishi commercial?

He’s fluent in Ewokese, but can he drive stick? (More on C-3PO’s stick momentarily.)

7) Doctor (or Someone Who Plays One on TV)

Fearing his status as the most beloved Star Wars character, C-3PO decided it would be a good idea in 1980 to do a Public Service Announcement to help kids get what they love the most — shots!

Little known fact: R2-D2 beat up C-3PO after doing a spot requesting more homework from Mrs. Yablon because she totally forgot to assign any before the Christmas break. May the Force, long division, and needles be with you!

6) Enabler/Kenner Spokesdroid

If you grew up in the late 1970s or early 1980s, odds are Star Wars toys were part of your life. Seeing them in the store was one thing, but did C-3PO and Chewbacca have to team up for some sort of marketing orgy? (Skip ahead to 0:30 in this one.)

This 1982 video — you can tell because the Empire Strikes Back collection has the last series Empire Strikes Back figures like Hoth Luke and Zuckuss for a grand total of 47 — thus cementing the nerditry of a generation. Kids can’t resist this kind of hard pitch! (Could you? Surely not.) It’s insidious, and surprisingly uncommon in children’s products these days. Who wouldn’t want an AT-AT, Slave I, or Wampa after seeing this spot? Commies, that’s who.

5) Office Assistant

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At some point, C-3PO licensed out his good name and good looks to a variety of companies to make numerous licensed products — like the cereal and the toys. But did you know that C-3PO also became a product that encourages you to put something between his legs? It’s true!From
Sigma (who also brought us Landspeeder soap dishes and a super-cool Snowspeeder tooth brush caddy) comes this oddity. Apparently Han called him “Goldenrod” for a reason… but this isn’t the only one.

4) Anti-Smoking Spokesperson

Apparently, C-3PO must have been busted by the Burbank police at some point because, like so many showbiz greats before him, the golden droid has been made to do a PSA against smoking.

As you can see, somehow C-3PO has discovered that R2-D2 is smoking. Presumably to be cool, because let’s face it, R2-D2 is generally considered to be the cool one. It’s a good thing he’s around to let us know he doesn’t approve of such things.

3) Smoker

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Nobody likes a hypocrite. It’s like the robot has some sort of oral fixation. Well, at least it’s just cigarettes, surely this won’t turn into something worse that may manifest itself in some public
documentation sold to children, right?

2) Il Porno Star

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First: this is real. No, you are not seeing things. Topps (best known for their baseball cards) actually released this bad boy (with his bigger, badder boy) in the 1970s in wax packs of trading cards with a stick of bubble gum which is as fresh today as it ever was. This 1977 trading card was actually distributed in large numbers to unsuspecting kids. Various stories have circulated over the years as to the origin of the image, from a disgruntled employee with an airbrush to the image seen here being the actual unaltered image as taken from the negative provided by Lucasfilm. The corrected card is actually much harder to find, but let’s face it, if you’re going to buy one of the two versions you’re going to want C-3PO as Bwana Dik. (Apologies to the Mothers.)

1) Hack

Nothing lasts forever, and eventually C-3PO, star of three of the most beloved movies of a generation, had to find new work. But what could a robot do? Surely there had to be some film that could use his talents. Thankfully, he soon found work, but not before scraping the bottom of
the barrel in this 1999 clunker.

C-3PO, we understand whipping it out for the cameras back in the 1970s — everybody was doing it — but did you have to appear in this?

This post was found originally on Topless Robot
Source: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/09/c-3pos_amazing_secret_double-life_outside_the_star.php