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Han Solo

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Han Solo

General Analysis

What fun it was to pretend to be Han Solo in my many Star Wars adventures. We grew up on a farm and had a section of pine trees that divided the driveway in front of our house and the area where the cows and pigs grew up. It was in this are of pine trees that my brother and I developed and grew our many Star Wars adventures. The powdery soil and the pine needles made for some excellent terrain. I recall recreating many Battle of Endor scenarios there. There were many times when I played with my large headed Han Solo figure. (I never had the small head version as a kid.) My brother always wanted to use the Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) figure, so I got stuck with the Episode IV version. While it was always a preference to be Han Solo, I do recall not being overly fond of this figure. I too, much like my brother, preferred the later versions of Han Solo figures that would follow throughout the years. But as a youngster, I already developed a need to have one of every figure and Han Solo was no exception. As an adult, I appreciate what this figure brought to the line, but I still think I prefer the small head version.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2011's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Han Solo (Yavin Ceremony) (VC42) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: Han Solo

Collection: Star Wars

Source: A New Hope

Release: 1978

Status: Han Solo is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 38260


Retail: $1.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• Han Solo

• Trilogo

• Packaging features alternate RETURN OF THE JEDI image from running change Kenner release

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose):

  1. small head
  2. large head

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

small head — original picture

  1. SW-12A
  2. SW-12B
  3. ESB-31A

large head — original picture

  1. SW-12C
  2. SW-20A
  3. SW-20E
  4. SW-20G
  5. SW-21A
  6. SW-21B
  1. SW-21C
  2. ESB-21A
  3. ESB-31A
  4. ESB-32B
  5. ESB-41A
  6. ESB-41B
  1. ESB-41D
  2. ESB-45A
  3. ESB-47
  4. ROTJ-48
  5. ROTJ-65A
  6. ROTJ-65B

large head — new picture

  1. ROTJ-65C
  2. ROTJ-77A
  3. ROTJ-79A

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

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Added: May 28, 2018
Category: Star Wars
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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