Thursday, May 28, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 1,032: Han Solo (in Stormtrooper Disguise)

HAN SOLO Stormtrooper Disguise
The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87535 No. 87835
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #BD31
Includes: Blaster, detonator, helmet
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: January 2009
Appearances: Star Wars

Image: Adam Pawlus' TV tray. Also, that rifle is not included-- it was borrowed from the "Saga" Hoth Rebel because it looks cool.

Bio: Han Solo thinks this whole plan to save a princess from her Imperial captors is a very bad idea, but he changes his mind when Luke Skywalker says that there might be a large financial reward for the one who rescues her. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Commentary: It took a while, but Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise finally made it to the basic assortment. 32 years after appearing in the movie. But hey, here he is, and he's basically a revised version of the comic-colored figures released in 2007 (and returning to stores in 2009.) For the most part, this figure is a basic Stormtrooper except it now has a new belt (which works only slightly better as a holster than previous releases) and a removable thermal detonator. Han has 14 points of articulation and looks really fantastic. This is easily the best-ever release of the character in this costume, which, to date, has been released in an official capacity at least five times if you count significant deco variations. So yeah, go get one, you'll like it.

Collector's Notes: This figure is the first-ever individually packaged Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise released to retail-- all previous versions were part of multi-packs or were mail-in offers. Also, the figure makes no mention of a "Stormtrooper disguise" andywhere on the front or the back of the packaging. Why, we don't know. Also interesting, Luke and Han Stormtrooper figures have distinctly different helmets and differently colored blasters.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,032: May 28, 2009


Jace said...
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Jace said...

I picked this bad boy up with a Stormtrooper Luke recently. Upon further investigation, Han is wearing Luke's belt from the movie (comlink and grapple folded up in back), thus the removable canister. Luke is wearing a normal stormtrooper belt with the canister "permanently" attached and no comlink or grapple.