In Episode I young Anakin introduces Padmé to the droid, only to discover he's missing an eye! Then in Episode V as Chewbacca tries to reassemble him, he exclaims "Something's not right because now I can't see!"
Finally in Episode VI Jabba's cackling sidekick alien Salacious Crumb goes so far as to peck one of C-3PO's eyes right out!
|C-3PO keeps an eye out for Jabba's henchmen!|
Only George Lucas knows why "Threepio" was made to suffer, but it seems the folks at Hasbro toys are having some fun with the droid's "photo receptor" mishaps. At least that's the only thing that makes sense to explain a bizarre situation with the eyes on the latest C-3PO action figures.
The Star Wars Rebels version of C-3PO, as seen in the first episode "Droids in Distress", is supposed to look like this official picture from Hasbro:
Reality is a bit different and many fans are noticing some incredibly funny paint-jobs on his eyes:
|What's he looking at down there?|
|One eye is perfect! So close!|
Here's the BEST ones found so far:
|Still not quite right.|
|Was it something I said?|
UPDATE: Well I found myself a pretty decent Rebels C-3PO...
but I feel bad for whoever got the only other one...
Thanks to Mike & Adam for the two "good" pictures : )