- Articulation Count: 14
- Articulation Details: Swivel neck, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed waist, 2 legs, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
- Accessory Count: 0
- Accessory Details: None
Protocol Droid K-3PO was released in the Defense Of Hoth battlepack during The Shadow Of The Dark Side Collection in October 2010 as a Target exclusive. The set contained K-3PO, a bearded Hoth Rebel Trooper, a non-bearded Hoth Rebel Trooper, a laser tower and an anti-vehicle cannon. K-3PO can be seen in the command center in Echo Base in The Empire Strikes Back.
Just like The Legacy Collection version of K-3PO from 2008, this figure is also based on the droid's appearance before the Imperial attack, whereas The Power Of The Jedi version of K-3PO from 2000 was based on when the attack was almost over (and K-3PO dead).
K-3PO has a total of 14 joints, with the neck, shoulders, wrists and legs being swivel jointed, and the elbows, waist, knees and ankles being ball-jointed. The legs are not ball-jointed, but the swivel joints are somewhat loose, which makes it possible to adjust the stance to the side a little bit. There are absolutely no balancing issues and the droid will likely be save on display without a stand. There are no removable panels on the figure, and there were no weapons or accessories included.
The paint application on K-3PO is well done, with a duller white and a less shiny finish than the previous POTJ K-3PO and Legacy Collection K-3PO. The figure's sculpt is well done, and compared with the POTJ K-3PO, is shorter and less wide. All in all, this K-3PO is very well done and the nicest representation of the character as of this review.