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Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Christmas Haul 2018: Millennium Falcon vs TIE Fighter from Star Wars: Micro Force by Hasbro
Dimensions: 4 1/2 inches long
Articulation: Swiveling turret, hinged cockpit.
Dimensions: 2 1/2 inches wide
Articulation: Hinged cockpit
Accessories: 2 removable wings.
Height: 7/8ths of an inch
Non-Scalper Price: $10 for the set
* Let's start with Han Solo. He's based on the Alden Ehrenreich version from Solo, which is perfectly fine. It's a great look for the character and his brown jacket and blaster pistol are highly recognized. To be honest, I think the tiny figure actually looks more like Harrison Ford in the face, so you can really pretend this is whichever version of Han you want.
* You get a TIE Fighter Pilot to pilot your TIE Fighter. How's that for service! The sculpt is great and even at less than an inch this guy looks really menacing. It's the skeletal grin on the masks that makes the Imperial Pilots look so fearsome, isn't it?
* The piece that gets top billing in the set is the Millennium Falcon. This is Lando Calrissian's Millennium Falcon as it's bright, shiny, and still has the upward facing radar dish, singular blaster turret, and the cargo pod. Rather than go for an accurate design, it's clear Hasbro is going for a stylized appearance here. I like it. It kind of reminds me of a smaller version of a Playskool Heroes Millennium Falcon.
* The back of the Falcon looks great. I love the bright blue light of the engine! It's just paint, but it looks solid and makes "swooshing" this thing around the house so much more fun!
* The laser cannon actually rotates, which is lots of fun. Again, little features like this definitely remind me of Galoob's Action Force, which was a great toyline. I'd love to see Hasbro bring that back some day, although right now they need to focus on the lines they have. And bringing Micro Machines back again.
* The cockpit opens up and you can place Han inside. It's not highly accurate or anything but it's still cool and makes for a nice play feature.
* Here is the TIE Fighter. Again, the stylized look is readily visible (mostly due to the angular wings) but it's clearly a TIE Fighter and it is very detailed. The paintwork on this piece is pretty nice, too. It's minimal but it works.
* The cockpit opens up on this one as well, allowing for the TIE Fighter Pilot to sit down inside.
* Another thing cool about the TIE Fighter is that the wings detach. I assume this is intentional as they come out very easily. It reminds me of the action feature from the vintage and POTF2 TIE Fighters, so that's an automatic plus, right?
Guess how much this set cost? $10 bucks! For $10 bucks you get two microfigures (usually $3 bucks a pack) and two pretty cool vehicles. Personally, I think this is a pretty nice play pack that should give kids and collectors a lot to keep them busy. It's an Epic set and seems like one of the better non-Black Series Hasbro releases of 2018. If you haven't checked these out yet, they're well worth seeking out. I know that having this in hand makes me want to pick up the others, too.
For more Millennium Falcon reviews check out the Hasbro Micro Machines Millennium Falcon Playset and the C-3PO/Cantina Transforming Action Set which included a miniature Millennium Falcon.
For more TIE Fighters I've checked out the launching version of Vader's TIE Fighter from Galoob's Star Destroyer/ Space Fortress Transforming Action Set, a TIE Striker from the Assault on Scariff set, a Battle Damaged First Order TIE Fighter from the First Order Star Destroyer playset, a TIE Bomber from the Mandalorian Melee set, and the Black Series First Order TIE Fighter.
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 and the Jabba the Hutt/ Mos Eisley Spaceport Transforming Action Set w/ a Han Solo microfigure, the Black Series basic Han Solo, Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise), Han Solo (Exogorth Escape), the Solo Han Solo, 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 interested in more TIE Fighter Pilots, I've reviewed the Special Forces TIE Fighter which included the Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot, the standard First Order TIE Figher Pilot, the POP! TIE Fighter Pilot #89, the Micro Force TIE Fighter Pilot Elite, the standard Imperial TIE Pilot, the Entertainment Earth exclusive Lt. OXIXO, and the GameStop exclusive Inferno Squad Agent.
For more Micro Force reviews, check out the following:
TIE Fighter Pilot Elite