The Legacy Collection Battle Packs
Item No.: Asst. 87752 No. 87789
Includes: Blaster, macrobinoculars, 4 additional figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: July 2008
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Image: Adam Pawlus' desk.
Bio: Han has stayed with the Rebels as long as he can, but can't wait any longer to pay Jabba the Hutt the money he owes him – or he's a dead man. (Taken from the figure's box.)
Commentary: Well, here we go again. The fourth version of this particular style of Han Solo in Hoth gear has a few changes from the previous release, as sometimes the googles seem to be glued down, his jacket is more purple or brown, and he has a bit more color. He still sports 14 points of articulation, and despite this he can't sit on a Tauntaun or in a vehicle due to the length and strength of his coat. The deco is great, as always, so he'll look good in any diorama.
The gift set itself is a very strong one, unfortunately it was also one of the last 5-figure sets. The collection included Chewbacca, K-3PO, R5-M2, and a Probe Droid all for about $20. That's the kind of value we'll probably never see again in this line.
Collector's Notes: This is the fourth distinct version of Han in Hoth gear based on the same body type. The first was the vintage carded figure in 2007, followed by a blue repaint for a Target gift set in November 2007. In early Summer 2008, Wal-Mart had a version in a droid factory set, resculpted with a hood up. This is a redeco of that figure.
Day 1,075: July 28, 2009