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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Road to Solo: Han Solo from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro
Height: 6 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips, balljonted mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a double balljointed head.
Accessories: DL-44 Heavy Blaster pistol
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* I really like the costuming for Solo from everything we've seen so far and Han's outfit offers up something new while still feeling like a Han Solo outfit. The brown jacket is pretty cool and has a timeless fashion to it, which seems to be a quality we see in Han's wardrobe. The jacket isn't really intended to be removable as the sleeves are sculpted, but the design of using a jacket "shell" does allow for a more three-dimensional, layered look so you can see Han's black shirt underneath. If you feel compelled and just can't handle someone else playing Han Solo, you could definitely throw a standard Harrison Ford Han head on this and have your own Han Solo Adventures version of the character, I imagine.
* The articulation is pretty darn near perfect on this one. Hasbro has a great articulation model for the Black Series and it feels like just the right mixture of form and function to make these figures fun to pose while looking great on display. The double balljointed heads Hasbro has been using lately are just fantastic, too.
* Does this figure look like Alden Ehrenreich? Yes! Does this figure kind of look like Han Solo, only a few years younger? Definitely. While Ehrenreich isn't the spitting image of Han, I think the figure's portrait does a great job of looking like Ehrenreich and a younger Han Solo. The face printing is excellent here, as is the hair. Great detail work on the hair.
* The jacket itself has a cool little doodad or something on the front, some nicely sculpted wrinkles and such, and a nice light wash to add some depth to it.
* Han comes with his signature DL-44 heavy blaster pistol. It has some great detail (notice the little holes in the muzzle of the barrel) and nice coloring and paintwork.
* Han is also sporting his signature holster complete with all of the little extra items on it and a working holster that fits the DL-44 perfectly.
* Han has an affinity for these pants with stripes on the sides, doesn't he? Here Han is wearing the blue pants with red strips up the legs that look mighty similar to the ones he wore in Episode IV.
* My only complaint here is that there are some odd, errant paint marks on my Han's right knee. Did he kneel down in blood? Was he eating some spicy space Cheetos and he rubbed his hands on his pants?
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, the Micro Force series 1 Han Solo, the Disney Infinity Han Solo, and the POTF2 Kellogg's Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise.
If you're looking for more Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III figures, check out the following:
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu)
Captain Poe Dameron
C-3PO (Resistance Base)
Clone Captain Rex (HasCon Exclusive)
Clone Commander Gree
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
Death Star Trooper
DJ (Canto Bight)
Elite Praetorian Guard
Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade)
Finn (First Order Disguise)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Snowtrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
First Order Stormtrooper (with Gear)
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
General Leia Organa
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Grand Moff Tarkin
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Inferno Squad Agent
Jaina Solo (Legends)
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi)
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Kylo Ren (Throne Room)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)- Ahch-To Island
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia Organa
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Resistance Tech Rose
Rey (Island Journey)
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Jedi Training)- Crait
Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive)
X-Wing Pilot Asty