Han Solo (Kenner - Vintage - Star Wars) - JediTempleArchives.com

Name: Han Solo

Collection: Star Wars

Status: Han Solo is an all-new figure.

Source: A New Hope

Availability: 1978

License: Kenner

Retail: $2.49 USD

Accessory Details: rebel blaster

Notes: A running-change to Han Solo's head size was made after his release on the 12-back card. Later releases have a larger head. These are commonly called "Small Head" and "Large Head" Han Solo.


Additional Resources

Figure 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 (pictured above)
  2. SW-12B
  3. ESB-31A


Large head [original picture]

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

Large head [new picture]

  1. ROTJ-65C (pictured above)
  2. ROTJ-77A
  3. ROTJ-79A



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

Palitoy Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

Small head

  1. SW-12A (pictured above)


Large head

  1. SW-12A
  2. ESB-30B
  3. ESB-41B
  1. ESB-45AD
  2. ESB-45B
  3. ROTJ-45C (pictured above)
  1. ROTJ-65D
  3. TRILOGO-70CC (pictured above)

Palitoy Card Back information derived from Mr. Palitoy's Card Back Guide and confirmed samples

Other International card back releases (These are Known Samples, but not a complete listing)

Kenner Canada – Transition Card Back Is an ESB Card Back with a ROTJ Sticker
  1. SW-12A
  2. SW-20B
  1. ESB-21
  2. ESB-32B
  1. ESB-47
  2. Transition Card Back
Meccano (France)
  1. GDE-12A
  2. GDE1-20A
  1. RDJ1-45A
  2. RDJ2-65A
Clipper (Netherlands) – Available on Clipper Card Backs, or Palitoy/Kenner Card Backs with Clipper stickers as noted
  1. SW-12
  2. ROTJ-Kenner-77
  1. Trilogo-70
General Mills (Germany)
  1. ESB-45
Harbert (Italy)
  1. SW-12 (pictured above)
Glasslite (Brazil)
  1. POTF-9
Takara (Japan)
  1. SW-12B

Kenner Canada Card Back information derived from Star Wars Canada Cardback Archive and confirmed samples

Meccano Card Back information derived from the book The French Touch and confirmed samples

Clipper Card Back information derived from Clipper-Toys.net and confirmed samples

Visual Guide Credits

Image Composite: Chuck Paskovics
Photography: Chuck Paskovics
Graphics, Page Layout & Design: Chuck Paskovics
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