Star Wars X Sideshow Collectibles C-3PO lifesize bust
Sideshow Collectibles, an American company specializing in crafting high-quality collectibles from movies, TV shows, and comics, boasts an impressive roster of licenses including Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and more.
Having completed a few smaller projects for Sideshow's in-house brands in the past, I've always enjoyed collaborating with their team. So, when they approached me again, this time with an opportunity involving the Star Wars franchise, I was thrilled.
Upon receiving the email tasking me with creating a custom-painted C-3PO bust for a Star Wars celebration art show, I was excited to dive in. However, despite my careful review of the instructions, I missed a crucial detail.
Several weeks later, a large package arrived at my doorstep. To my surprise, it contained not the expected scaled-down model, but a full-size C-3PO resin bust. It was a moment both surreal and exhilarating, as I found myself face to face with this beloved childhood character.
Star Wars holds a special place in my heart. As a kid, I watched the original trilogy over and over again on old VHS tapes recorded from TV. Despite the fuzzy quality, it sparked my imagination, letting me explore vast space scenes and meet colorful characters.
As Star Wars evolved, one adaptation stood out: the "Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003 TV series)." Its unique animation style left a mark on me like nothing else. Wanting to capture that feeling, I aimed to blend it with my own style for this big C-3PO bust.
Did you hear that? They've shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness! We're doomed! There'll be no escape for the Princess this time. What's that? Artoo! Artoo-Detoo, where are you? At last! Where have you been? They're heading in this direction.
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