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Item No.: Asst. E6255 No. E6601
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: May 2019
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Han Solo hailed from Corellia and became a smuggler in the employ of Jabba the Hutt, even completing the Kessel Run in just twelve parsecs with his prized ship, the Millennium Falcon. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Hasbro went with the big head variant, which was particularly tough to find on the original 12-back cards. Since this doesn't have that nifty price tag square, it's possible Hasbro wasn't going for that look anyway. Han is one of few Kenner figures with a bent elbow, the right arm allows him to stand or sit while casually aiming his gun from under the table at a cantina. That's pretty nifty, and along with an open left hand it gives the figure a distinct personality. His hair is more "Beatles" than "Han Solo," but it's distinctive enough that it got a lot of us through the 1970s and 1980s. And 1990s. Han heads have always been just a little bit off.
Han has no problems standing or sitting, and will be right at home inside any of your 1970s and 1980s (and 1990s) vehicles. I wish he could hold the gun better - but it might just be my sample. Perhaps boiling water or clear rubber bands will solve my problem - it remains to be seen how yours will turn out. It's a good remake of a classic figure, although I kind of which teams Lucasfilm and Hasbro would have made new, vintage-style figures. Luke could have a "snap-on" lightsaber. Han could have two straight arms. If you're going to make all-new molds, changing the figures in some way so nobody gets confused would be a nice benefit given the high price of molds, but such is life. If you can find Han at a price you can live with, I'd recommend him.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,623: September 24, 2019