Height: 3 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Original Year of Release: 1995
* While many fans look back at The Power of the Force line (often called POTF2 since the 1985 Star Wars line was also called The Power of the Force) and snicker at the overly bulky sculpts and the often awkward licenses, at the time these were pretty groundbreaking. They managed to be 1/18th scale figures with a realistic appearance in an era when lines like Power Rangers and TMNT were still doing their various things. Along with some of Toy Biz's Marvel offerings and McFarlane's Spawn, Kenner's POTF2 really helped to transition current action figure collecting into a hobby. Interestingly, Han in Stormtrooper Disguise was also a figure Kenner never tackled in the original line, so fans who still collected the vintage stuff were getting something appealing, too.
* The articulation was standard for the time for a smaller figure in this scale but it also added a swivel waist, something the vintage line lacked. The limbs were a bit preposed but that really worked for this figure as it made it a bit more interesting and helped him in holding a helmet or a blaster.
* Han Solo's lone accessory was his Stormtrooper helmet (Kellogg's had a policy of not allowing weapons to be included with their promotionals) but it really fit on his head well and looked great.
* The figure I'm looking at today I one I actually kept sealed in the original cardboard mailer and plastic bag, so any marks you're seeing are not "wear and tear" but actual paint slop from the original figure. There definitely was a bit of paint slop on this guy.
* Dos this look like Han Solo to you? I think the answer is: Kind of. Hasbro's likenesses, at last early on, were pretty hit or miss. Han isn't terrible (as we all know that Harrison Ford's likeness is notoriously difficult to capture) but it definitely makes him look a bit older. There is also a weird paint splash on his forehead.
When looking at the Power of the Force 2 figures as a whole, Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguise was a Good and a 1/2 figure. Having a blaster, some cleaner paintwork, and a better likeness would have been nice. Still, it's nearly impossible for me to overstate the importance of this action figure in Star Wars fandom. For me, this figure was very possibly the "gateway" drug to a lifetime of Star Wars fandom and you know what? I couldn't be more thankful!
If you're looking for more Han Solo reviews I've also reviewed the POP! Hoth Han Solo with Tauntaun #125, the Black Series Han Solo & Tauntaun, the Ice Planet Hoth Micro Machines playset with a Han Solo on a Tauntaun microfigure, and the vintage Han Solo in Hoth Gear, as well as plenty more toys of Han: The Galoob Classic Characters microfigure, the Micro Machines C-3PO Cantina w/ a Han Solo microfigure, the Black Series basic Han Solo, Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise), and The Force Awakens Han Solo, the Hero Mashers Han Solo Vs. Boba Fett two-pack, and the Micro Force series 1 Han Solo.