The Black Series 6-Inch Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. A4301 No. A9389
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: March 2015
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Han Solo disguises himself in Stormtrooper armor after the Millennium Falcon is forced to land on the Death Star battle station. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!
Commentary: Worth it. Han SOlo (Stormtrooper Disguise) gives you more or less what you expect in a tooling-saving figure. So far Hasbro hasn't done much in the way of repaints outside of Clones and Stormtroopers (and yes Sandtroopers) so they have to make up the difference somewhere. This release is indeed the 2013 Stormtrooper body right down to the original copyrights, but with a couple of deco tweaks. This means Han is a little short for a Han, but not for a Stormtrooper.
With a working holster (yay) and no long rifle or manacles for Chewie (boo) this is a figure that ticks off all the requirements for the least amount of work to make this figure. Well, that's not fair - we got a new collar piece, which is easily popped off (don't lose it) and is probably the same piece we'll see on Luke in the next month or two.
I dig this figure because it's a solid Stormtrooper with slightly different helmet paint, and really, we can all use another Stormtrooper or two. My figure was mostly clean and free of slop, but more on that below. It's good enough to get, and if it goes on clearance somewhere I will buy many of them.
Collector's Notes: I got this from Entertainment Earth. I have not seen any in stores yet.
Cleaning Notes: Before I opened the box, I noticed that there was some black paint splattered on the helmet with a straight line going from the "mouth" to the "chin." Oh no! Thankfully there's a cheap way to remove it - the magical Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I've used these to clean up a lot of old soft plastic figures like Battle Beasts and Remco's vinyl Extraterrestrial figures, and about 45 seconds of scrubbing took it right off. It's great for removing dirt - and paint - from various toys.
Day 2,149: April 21, 2015