Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 1,075: Han Solo (Hoth)

HAN SOLO Hoth Recon Patrol
The Legacy Collection Battle Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 87752 No. 87789
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, macrobinoculars, 4 additional figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $19.99
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.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,075: July 28, 2009

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