REVIEW: Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm
“Hello. I don’t believe we have been introduced. A pleasure to meet you. I am C-3PO, Human-Cyborg Relations.”
One of the galaxy’s most iconic characters, C-3PO the fussy and worry-prone droid is ready to make your acquaintance.
Pandora fans around the world were delighted when on Thursday 1st October 2020 the highly anticipated Star Wars x Pandora Collection was released! The Official Pandora kindly gifted me my favourite pieces from the capsule collection including the worrisome protocol droid Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm (769244C01).
Dora Explores: Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm
The Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm (769244C01) is one of just two Pandora Shine pieces from the new Star Wars x Pandora Collection. Second is the Limited Edition Star Wars Shining 3D Logo (769247C01) which is also plated in 18k gold.
Like the rest of the charms in the Star Wars x Pandora Collection, the Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm is detailed with exceptional accuracy. Threepio is immediately recognisable with his human shaped structure and grill like Photoreceptor eyes. On his stomach, a circle within a ring illustrates his Primary Power Coupler Outlet. While glossy black enamel is a tidy way to represent his Powerbus Cables.
See-Threepio’s back details are clearly visible of the reverse of the Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm. On the back of his smooth head Threepio is protected with a Tamper Proof Security Detents. Beneath is the normal hallmark for Pandora Shine jewellery, ‘PANDORA’ and ‘ALE MET’. Additionally the charm is stamped with the ‘©LFL’ hallmark for Lucasfilm Ltd.
Akin to the other Star Wars x Pandora droid charms, BB-8 (799243C01) and C-3PO (769244C01), the Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm features movable parts. Both his mechanical arms and legs move backwards and forwards.
Threepio’s enlarged head is especially prominent viewed from the side of the Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm. Also noticeable are the Microwave Emitter and Sensors surrounding the top of his head. Consistent with other Pandora Shine and Rose charms, the C-3PO Charm has a smooth unthreaded core.
Pandora kindly gifted me my favourite charms from the Star Wars x Pandora Collection. Each review will showcase the individual character with a dedicated design.
Style: Golden Rod
“I’m rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honour.”
C-3PO Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
“I beg your pardon, but what do you mean, ‘naked?’ My parts are showing? Oh, my goodness, oh!”
C-3PO Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
“Oh my! What have you done? I’m backwards! You flea-bitten furball! Only an overgrown mop head like you would be stupid enough to…”
C-3PO Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Primarily programmed for etiquette and protocol Threepio is most comfortable in elegant settings. In fact he once stated, “I can assure you they will never get me onto one of those dreadful starships”. Consequently I decided the Pandora Moments Three-Link Bangle (568757C00) was a fitting scene for the Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm (769244C01).
The C-3PO Charm is positioned at the middle of the design with the 14k Gold Pandora Ocean Treasures (750817TPP) and Celtic Circles (750811TPK) charms on either side. Brilliant blue topaz stones on the Ocean Treasures charm illustrates the light side. While the sparkling pink topaz gems on the Celtic Circles charm represent the dark side of the force. Finally the delicate pattern on the 14k Gold Pandora Lucerne Clips (750818) beautifully picture The Force, a mysterious energy field that connects and binds everything in the galaxy together.
My verdict on the Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm?
Star Wars x Pandora C-3PO Charm (769244C01)
- Wow Factor - 10/1010/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 9/109/10
The C-3PO Charm (769244C01) is another stunning piece from the Star Wars x Pandora Collection! Filled with both beautiful and accurate detail it has a gorgeous design with lots of wow factor. As the charm is quite large and plated in 18k gold it is very reasonably priced. In fact ‘Versatility’ is the only area I feel it drops points on, as the Pandora Shine finish may make it harder to style. However it is the perfect finish for C-3PO, aka Golden Rod!
The Star Wars x Pandora Collection is available both in store and online at our preferred Pandora retailer the UK Pandora eStore.