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U-3PO in upcoming DK book

77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,415
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  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,282
    That is the protocol droid that was included in the SW Advent calender from 2016.
    #75146
    https://www.dk.com/uk/book/9780241313824-lego-star-wars-choose-your-path
    Though I did not know that minifig was called Youthreepio.

  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,415
    Huh. I'm not sure I'll buy the book then.

    Thanks for inserting the link. Didn't realize pic was taken down.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,101
    So, I have a question: Who officially named the protocol droid in the 2016 Advent calendar? At first glance, the U-3po in the DK book looks slightly different than the "U-3po" in the advent calendar. The reason I ask is because I used to collect Hasbro Star Wars action figures and there was a build a droid of U-3po and E-3po respectively and it was hard to tell them apart based on the parts.

    Renegade007cjh
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 708
    Maybe the book will have the answer. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,398
    Looks like that meme with the two spidermen pointing at each other.
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  • samtheqsamtheq USAMember Posts: 44
    The book is on Amazon in the US also, and it's $18.03 (Prime) hardcover.  
    Here is Amazon's photo of U-3PO:

    And here is Bricklink's photo for handy comparison:


    It looks like it could be a straight-up reissue, if no changes are made before the book comes out? 
    mithridate
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 314
    edited May 2018
    The print on the left leg is slightly different. Also, the first is more gunmetal, and the second more silver.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,415
    Kaitch said:
    The print on the left leg is slightly different. Also, the first is more gunmetal, and the second more silver.
    I don't think the leg prints are different.
    In the first pic, they're in motion so it distorts that they are actually the same.

    Do you have both figs in hand for a better comparison?
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 314
    ^Nope, I'm going by the pics. But I am pretty sure the first has a couple horizontal marks on the left leg that the second rather clearly doesn't.
    andhe
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,415
    Kaitch said:
    ^Nope, I'm going by the pics. But I am pretty sure the first has a couple horizontal marks on the left leg that the second rather clearly doesn't.
    I think the horizontal marks ARE there...in the shaded area of the bottom figure, you can faintly see horizontal lines.
    Mr_Cross
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,101
    Have anyone compared the book version with the Advent Calendar version?
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,364
    ^I can but it won't be until tomorrow morning(6/12)
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,364
    Besides the placement of the pupils in the eyes they look the same to me.
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,101
    Good news is that I normally don't buy Advent Calendars, so I missed out on this minifigure. The bad news is that I was hoping for another protocol droid variant. 
    Bumblepants77ncaachampssid3windr
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,130
    Print of eyes can be dodgy anyway. I've seen various C-3PO figures looking slightly left or slightly right.
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