Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Class A Vehicles
Item No.: Asst. E0325 No. E1689
Includes: Blaster pistol, lightsaber, wampa
Action Feature: Force Link 2.0 sounds, removable arm
Availability: April 2018
Appearances: the Empire Strikes Back
Bio: Wampas are powerful, furred bipeds that dwell in the snowy wastes of the ice world Hoth. These hulking predators have razor-sharp fangs and claws, yet move with surprising stealth, relying on their white fur for camouflage while hunting prey such as tauntauns.
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Recent super-articulated releases feature white hands, painted silver bits on the gloves, more silver details, and goggles. There aren't any goggles here - but Luke's scarf is articulated, and that's a rare perk. He looks pretty cool upside-down, plus his parka has a "skirt" now. The soft plastic has enough give so he can sit, but there aren't any vehicles or tauntauns for him right now - so he'll just stand. I like that they added the white trim to the boots, and the holster actually works - that's a nice perk.
The weapons are a blaster and a lightsaber. Neither have any problems fitting in Luke's hands, with a decent smaller pistol that easily slips in the holster. Luke's lightsaber has a loop on the back, but there's no hook on which to hang it. It's still decent.
I like this figure - I don't need it, and I assume you've probably got about a dozen Hoth Lukes if you've been doing this for a while. It's basically true to the movie, and it has a great Wampa with it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend buying the set just for Luke - but as a complete set, it's great.
Packaging Notes: The box is a comical waste of space - it is mostly empty. The Wampa is tucked behind a window showing Luke, so about 70% of the packaging is empty, wasted space - this happens a lot. Sometimes it's because an item is thin and log, but in this case it's just a huge waste of space. A great toy, but the unboxing experience can be an important first impression - and this one has a great toy in a lousy, empty waste of a box.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Force Link Notes: "I'm looking for a great warrior." "I won't fail you. I'm not afraid." "There's something not right here. I feel cold... death." "You'll find I'm full of surprises." "I can help them. I feel the Force!" And a bunch of lightsaber and deflect noises. None of these are from Hoth - all are Dagbah or Bespin lines.
Day 2,491: June 18, 2018