Solo: A Star Wars Story Class B Vehicles Pack-In
Item No.: Asst. E0326 No. E1263
Includes: Blaster, vest, Speeder
Action Feature: Force Link sounds, crash/eject action
Availability: April 2018
Appearances: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Bio: Han is cagey about where he scored this overpowered M-68 landspeeder, saying little beyond that its previous owner no longer had need of it. The M-68 is a design from the ancient core world of Corellia, now a principal starship production facility for the Galactic Empire. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The speeder itself is pretty nifty - it's big, it's shaped like a book. There are all kinds of buttons, levers, and switches and I love that. The deco is nice, the size is good, but as a toy it's a mixed bag. Hasbro has been weak about including wheels - now I know there are no wheels in the movie, but this is a toy in the kid's line. Considering its crumplezone that sends the driver figure flying, wheels would be great as a play feature. While it earns points in authenticity, it looses some for fun. You'll love its weird look and cobbled-together feel, and the scraped paint and wacky spoiler are nothing to sneeze at. On clearance, this should be your first purchase. At full price, it's neat but uninspired. If you picked up Attack of the Clones Anakin or Zam speeders, it's like a bigger, better version of those. It has enough kid features to irritate collectors and enough collector features to irritate kids. Han can sit in it just fine, and depending on how you pose him he flies out pretty nicely.
Packaging Notes: Because someone is deserving of less employment, this vehicle shipped in a case with a repack of the A-Wing from the last movie - in a red box. So it looks pretty much identical to the one on clearance before the movie line launched, meaning we're going to see a pile-up of the previous movie's toys because Hasbro made new product with new UPCs and SKUs again just like we saw with Rogue One. This is poor, poor planning.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,478: May 2, 2018