Now that the embargo on Star Wars Force Awakens news has been lifted, we can finally report on some news we have been sat on for some time. First up is the news of a new awesome Stars Wars Force Awakens polybag. I first saw the news break via our good friends Promobricks over in Germany.
The polybag is 5002948 C-3PO minifigure. This is a brand new version of the droid as it comes with a red arm. howe did he get his red arm, well…….
Starwars.com have posted the following announcement: “Fans of the galaxy’s greatest protocol droid have noticed that in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, C-3PO has a new red arm. In a special one-shot from Marvel, we’ll learn just how and why he got it.”
“Marvel announced Star Wars Special: C-3P0 #1, a new story from the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens publishing program coming in December. Reuniting the acclaimed and award-winning writer and artist team of James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, the tale follows “golden rod” on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — and reveals what led to this change in appearance.”
“That’s a really exciting part of doing this story,” says Robinson. “I saw a photo of C-3PO with his red arm the other day and I thought ‘Wow, I’m the writer who gets to explain that.’”
Currently rumor has it this will be on given out in UK when you spend £50 or morw on LEGO in brand stores and LEGO shop@home during November. As soon as we get official confirmation from LEGO we will post details. I can see this being a very popular minifigure with fans.