June 7, 2015


We know that Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and all the other humans and aliens returning for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be older, but what about the droids? How have C-3P0 and R2-D2 been holding up over the thirty years between Return of the Jedi and the upcoming installment? In the case of Threepio, he’s undergone a slight change.

MakingStarWars [via /Film] found the following image on Twitter, a cup that’s supposedly from Mexico:


Image via Marc Zachacki

Now that you’ve made all your robot masturbation jokes, let’s get back to the legitimacy of the image.

It’s possible that this image is from a bootleg piece of merchandise and it’s not official. However, MakingStarWars also came across this image of a table and chair with the former featuring a similar image but with the elbow joint not obscured by the Star Wars logo. This lends further weight to the argument that this is a legit look at the new C-3P0, who will likely spend the entire movie bitching about his arm.

So what happened to his previous limb? Why couldn’t they just get him another gold one? Are parts that hard to find in a post-Empire galaxy? These are the serious, hard-hitting questions that Star Wars fans need to know. Of course, we’ll probably find out long before the movie opens, and we’ll also probably see it on plenty of other merchandise, especially when “Force Friday” rolls around on September 4th. Then we’ll get to see all the awesome merchandise you can buy for a movie you haven’t seen yet.

In the meantime, please feel free to speculate about how C-3P0 lost his original arm, and why characters in Star Wars have a problem holding on to their limbs.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18th. For more on the film, click here.


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