While you may not want to believe it, the gold spinner franchisee of Star Wars is becoming 35 years old shortly. The first film in the series released on May 25, 1977 and the money raker franchisee has since raked in $4.37 billions. And that’s just the films. Include the merchandise and you are going to get a figure that is going to be too large to mouth.
If you have been a big fan of the franchise then you certainly won’t question why anyone ought to splurge the thousands of dollars necessary to have these two characters in solid gold and silver. The limited edition of C-3PO and R2-D2 statues (in gold and silver respectively) are limited to just 35 figurines of each. The number 35 is also the weight of the two statues (in grams thus making it 0.077 pounds) thus paying a tribute to the 35th anniversary. The figures are official merchandise and are officially licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd. Both figures come protected by bell jars so that you can store them in pristine condition for a long time.
Dimensions of C-3PO are 100×48×32 mm (4 x 1.92 x 1.28”) while that of R2-D2 are 60×39×36 mm (2.4 x 1.56 x 1.44”). For a true Star Wars collector, the figures are surprisingly affordable (especially when you consider the price of gold and silver) ; the C-3PO costs $6000 while the R2-D2 costs about $1800.
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