The Props‎ > ‎

C-3PO Puppet

After being blown up by Stormtroopers, Chewie manages to re-attach C-3PO's head and right arm. He carries the partially assembled droid in a backpack along with the rest of his body parts.


Reference Images

Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Unknown Sources


General Information

  1. Worn by Chewbacca during the Carbon Freeze and Bespin escape scenes.
  2. The original backpack used wires attached to Peter Mayhew's fingers to allow him to turn the head.
  3. Close-ups were done with Anthony Daniels in the suit, allowing more movement.
  4. After strangling Lando, Chewie and Threepio are seen in  a full shot (precluding Anthony Daniels being in the suit) and the arm moves.
Included Parts
  1. Threepio's Torso, head, neck, right arm, and left shoulder bell are all connected and assembled.
  2. Next to threepio's left side (behind Chewie's right shoulder), Threepio's lower left leg (calf and foot) are stuffed, upside down, inside his left thigh, which is right side up.
  3. Threepio's detached left arm is stuffed in his right thigh piece. This sits next to the right side of Threepio's body (behind Chewie's left shoulder). The hand is up.
  4. Threepio's right foot dangles freely and unattached on the bottom right side of the sack (behind Chewie's left side).
  5. It does not appear that Threepio's pelvis/shorts or his right calf is present in the sack.

Materials & Construction Techniques

Scratch/Hardware Build

Toy Conversions

Replicas