I'm kicking off my Vintage The Saga Collection
reviews this week... And oh mama, these are sweet figures to own, even at the price. Lots of figure goodness to be nitpicked upon. These are the kinds of figures I LIVE to review though in this line. They're why I collect honestly... Of course it's better when you get them for $5 to $7.
$12 sucks butt.
Anyway, first up...Vintage TSC Han Solo (In Trench Coat)
Clicky the image to read the full review... My hat's off to our own Jared too, who takes the highest-res, best photos of ANY site on the net. We're unmatched there, so as he keeps working, the SW collecting community as a whole really gains a valuable tool in Jared's image galleries. Nobody comes close folks.
Anyway, Han... Where to start? Super articulated, good for many scenes in a couple films, nicely accessorized... Awesome sculpt, though there are flaws... For instance without his vest on youc an see a noticeable gap on his lower back due to the torso articulation. Also the "hovering holster" is back that plagued the VOTC Han Solo figure. I'll live with it but it looks odd not physically attached to the thigh.
Anyway, I love this Han... The torso articulation was maybe overkill and I'd be happy without it honestly (just standard swiveling articulation at the torso is fine), but still it's novel to have it and does add a lot of poseability to the figure.
The blaster isn't proper, but Endor Raid Han's are a dime a dozen. I have a couple I got just for the bombs and pistols as I recall as they were on clearance.
The coat though, THAT thing kicks ass. Working pockets on it? Fuggetaboutit! It fits, it's not bulky, it's nicely sewn/decorated (the camo pattern on it is perfect), and it's everything I have personally wanted in an Endor Han Solo action figure. I've wanted Endor Han for ages too, so this is a figure I've NEEDED in my collection, and now it is here.
Is Han perfect? No... Others in the wave hold that distinction though. Han is pretty great though. Super articulated, maybe too much so (*gasp* Blasphemy!) with the torso... Super accessories... And who doesn't want one for Carbon freezing on Bespin, or for fighting on the Skiff, or for raiding the bunker on Endor, or for sneaking up on your Biker Scout (oh I'm giddy to get to that one!)?
This figure is fantastic... If it weren't for price, the review would be that much better. Hopefully Hasbro sees fit to use this sculpt again. I'd re-buy it down the road I'm sure if it came with different gear, or whatnot. It's just that good.