Thursday, March 18, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,242: Han Solo

HAN SOLO Battle at the Sarlacc Pit
The Legacy Collection Target Exclusive
Item No.:
Asst. 87931 No. 87798
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Pike, Sarlacc Pit, Skiff, 4 more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $62.99-$72.99
Availability: November 2008
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Jabba's skiff guard is surprised when Luke launches an attack and a fellow guard turns out to be an imposter. (Taken from the figure's box.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' shelves.

Commentary: This is a "just different enough to make you mad" variation of Han Solo, which takes the 2006 Carbonite figure and cleans him up a bit. His shirt isn't splattered in dirt, although his pants are. He has a slightly better skin tone, but the same 10 points of articulation and as a toy he's pretty great. Han can stand, sit, and basically function as a plaything, which makes him unique among Han Solo toys released since about 2002. (The fact that he has no holster helps.) Since he doesn't have the dirt, which was distracting when looking at this sculpt, I say this is one to pick up for those looking to get every specific version of Han Solo. The differences are subtle, but, as I said, just different enough. (On a budget? Don't bother.)

Collector's Notes: This set had variable pricing and even at its lowest, it's a bit of a toss-up. I wouldn't advise buying the set for just this figure, but do take care to keep this figure if you pick up and open the set as he is just a little bit different.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,242: March 18, 2010

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