Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 1,010: Han Solo

HAN SOLO Battle of Endor
30th Anniversary Collection Target Exclusive Battle Pack
Item No.:
Asst. 87565 No. 87567
Number: n/a
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Includes: Blaster, more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $49.99
Availability: November 2007
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Solo was a Human from Corellia who achieved galactic fame as a member of the Rebel Alliance and later the New Republic. Born on Corellia, he was orphaned at an early age. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam's desk drawer.

Commentary: While I consider the "Ultimate Battle of Endor" Battle Pack in which this figure shipped essential, this particular Han Solo is not. On the bright side, he's super-articulated, comes with a working holster, and can be posed pretty much any which way you want. The figure is essentially a slightly redecorated version of the 2006 Han Solo Endor Trenchcoat action figure, minus the coat. It's a pretty solid release, but the proportions are a little off and Han's head could be slightly better. It's still a decent release and is a great figure for action dioramas, in particular the battle scene in which he is packed. Since it's similar to an older figure without a key accessory, you may not need this figure, but I'd say you wouldn't be sorry if you had this Han if you didn't have too many other Han figures. "More of the same" is only bad if you are drowning in "same," which you may not be if you're one of those fabled new collectors we hear so much about these days.

Collector's Notes: While this figure has been off the market for a year and change, other figures based on the mold are available. The same body with a different head is on the recent Endor Bunker-themed Battle Pack, and the Han Solo in Endor Trenchcoat vintage action figure from 2006 is generally easy to find.

Day 1,010: April 28, 2009

1 comment:

Bravo said...

So what's up with the different colored pants on Endor Han Solos? Is Solo's wardrobe gonna have color controversy forever?