The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. 87535 No. 91418
Includes: Bowcaster, headset, bonus droid part
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2009
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Chewbacca must quickly prepare the Millennium Falcon to leave Tatooine when stormtroopers arrive in pursuit of the ship's new passengers. The Wookiee fires up the engines as Han Solo exchanges blaster fire with the Imperial troopers. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's back yard.
Commentary: In 2004 Hasbro introduced this Chewbacca sculpt and they aren't shy about rereleasing it several times over. There's a regular Star Wars version, a damaged "Sandstorm" version, two Hoth versions, the basic "Endor" version, and surely there will be others in the future. This one is a nicely decorated, super-articulated version with what basically looks like an iPod, but you and I all know it's the internal communications equipment on the Millennium Falcon. Aside from the improved fur paint job, and the retooled head, this is the same basic Chewbacca figure you've come to know and love. If you're looking to flesh out a diorama or ship display, he's probably worth getting, but ultimately he offers little that you haven't already seen. It's great Hasbro is using their best Chewbacca figure when making new ones, but a little bit of gear may not be enough to get you to re-re-rebuy this figure, even if it is the only one to include a headset so far. Kudos to Hasbro for finding another variant to scrape off the bottom of the barrel after 33 years, particularly when it turned out fairly well.
Collector's Notes: Available on and off, it's entirely possible if you live in a less densely populated area, you can still find it.
Day 1,290: May 25, 2010