Name: Han Solo [Large Head]
Type: Jumbo Kenner Vintage Figures
Number: Item No. 80102
Edition Size: 2500
Source: A New Hope
Availability: April 2011
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
You have to hand it to Gentle Giant Ltd., who seems to be the licensee with the strongest connection to longtime Star Wars collectors. Like Hasbro, Gentle Giant Ltd. knows the power of “vintage” packaging, but because they’re significantly limited with what they can produce under the Star Wars banner, they didn’t allow that to let them stumble and still created an amazing collection of the the original Kenner action figures, but at a jumbo scale. Appropriately called the Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line, imagine your Star Wars Kenner action figures exactly as you remember them, but much bigger. The Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line has gone through its own learning curve so to speak. Not all of the figures in this line have been perfect. Whether it was mismatched capes or poor design, they’ve quickly risen above the setbacks and found ways to make these pieces up to par as far as quality is concerned. As a result, they’ve been smoothly sailing along and producing some incredible interpretations of some of the most classic Star Wars figures we can remember. But it really doesn’t end there. They also find new and innovative ways to release them. Let’s talk about one of the most popular characters in the line.
Han Solo is on deck now. But instead of just releasing one Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure version of him, Gentle Giant Ltd. produced both the Large head and Small Head versions to play on the nostalgic factor collectors have for the original action figure. To make things a little more collectible, they’ve released the Han Solo [Small Head] figure at only one per case. but if you’re part of the PGM, you know that Gentle Giant Ltd. was courteous and reserved some of the chase versions for you in a guaranteed pre-order format. With a total of 2500 total Han Solo figures made, only a fraction (one per case) were made with the “small head”. So how does the Han Solo [Large Head] figure stack up to the other figures in the Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line? Aside from some very small deco issues, we have to say the they’ve nailed it perfectly. Han Solo [Large Head] will tug at your heart. These figures, though much bigger, transport your memories back to when Star Wars “collecting” was the best. (We really didn’t collect back then, did we? We just really accumulated play things more than anything else.) Han Solo [Large Head] comes with five points of articulation: a swivel head, two swivel shoulders, and two swivel hips. He also comes with his signature blaster pistol (which fits nicely in his opened right hand by the way).
Status: Han Solo [Large Head] is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 5
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel arms, 2 swivel legs
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: blaster pistol
Date Stamp: 2012
Retail: $79.99 USD
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