The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Deluxe Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. F7311 No. F6878
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2023
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
Bio: Han is just this guy, you know? ( There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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In 2023, the 2016-style leg joints are kind of awful. You know the ones - you get the then-exciting thigh cut for swivels, and a bend-and-swivel hip joint with pretty limited movement despite additional parts and assembly costs. The knees and ankles are more or less the same as always, but these ones don't rock from side to side. Han has swivel and bending wrists, and that mid-torso joint Hasbro seems to love but just looks like Han got cut in half with a lightsaber. As bodies go, it reuses a lot of old (young) Han's parts and disguises them nicely enough that at first glance, this looks like a figure that was made to be this specific Han Solo costume. And that's pretty impressive.
We got an improved head sculpt, but after 46 years it's not like any Han Solo figure has been exactly perfect. Fans wanting the most accurate Hasbro Han might be better getting the 6-inch Endor Trenchcoat version, possibly still on shelves near you right now. For 3 3/4-inch Return of the Jedi Han Solo figures, this may be as good as it gets for a while and that can get pretty frustrating. We know they can make really awesome hip joints and smooth articulation all around, without unsightly belly cuts, but here we are. Carded fans will probably dig it, and I assume those looking to upgrade would be well-served to get this Han - especially if he shows up on sale. But he's not exactly a great value proposition if you're cutting back.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 3,049: July 25, 2023