Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Figure of the Day: Day 410: Han Solo (Trenchcoat)

HAN SOLO Trench Coat
The Saga Collection Vintage Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87129 No. 87062
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, coat
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99-$12.99
Availability: Spring 2006
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Han Solo was a cocky Corellian with a wry wit, dry humor, sometimes reckless disposition, and technological savvy, who began his career as a smuggler. He later became a general in the Rebel Alliance and eventually married Leia Organa, with whom he had three children, Jaina, Jacen and Anakin. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: Sometimes an accessory helps, sometimes it hurts. Han Solo's Endor Trench Coat is a little baggy and hides the fact that underneath is a very good figure with a removable best, an innovative waist joint, and the best all-around articulation you can expect out of a Han figure. While his coat is a little big, and his holster is a little loose compared to earlier releases, the figure has 14 points of articulation including a ball-jointed waist that Hasbro hasn't really ever bothered to bring back with other new human figures. He seems a little thin, but other than that this is a great release who can stand up, be posed, hold his gun, sit, and do all those things that good action figures should do. Since it's cheap (especially if it's in damaged packaging due to the mail-away offer running at the time), you should probably get one. It's totally worth $7 or so as far as being a good figure goes, so get one if you have the chance.

Collector's Notes: The figure, as said above, is some old parts and some new parts. The upper arms, feet, lower legs, and upper legs are the same mold as the 2004 Vintage Han Solo, even keeping the original copyright stamp on the feet. The hands and neck area seem based on the 2004 figure with heavy modifications, while everything else seems new-ish. Han Solo sold fairly poorly in 2006, which is a shame as it's really a good figure. Hasbro could totally tweak this figure for a future Han Solo Carbonite release.

Day 410: June 20, 2007

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