Sunday, July 4, 2010

C-3PO: Comics Spain vs Disney / Star Tours

The Comics Spain C-3PO (gold) figure has a few similar counterparts made for the Disney / Star Tours theme park, and the figures are sometimes confused. The Disney figure was actually released in 1990 instead of 1986 - but you cant tell this by looking at the copyright stamp because the Disney figure is dated 1986 even though that's not when it was released, and is marked "1986 LFL made in China" on the bottom of one of his feet. Even though the colors are a bit darker on the Disney figure, and its slightly smaller - they are readily confused. The best way to distinguish between the two figures is the deco - the paint is different for the Comics Spain figure - you can clearly see that it sports a bright gold color, as well as green eyes. The Disney figures were made in brown / bronze and a metallic bronze. Likewise, the eyes on the Disney figures were silver, instead of green - as seen in both Comics Spain figures. The silver paint is also present on the underarms, waist, and neck of both Disney figures, while the Comics Spain figure is solid gold and has no silver paint whatsoever.