Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (New Jedi Order)
Availability: April 2010
Jacen Solo is the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo and is gifted with the ability to communicate with animals. He uses this gift when battling the Yuuzhan Vong: he calls amphistaff serpents to him, and they encircle him to form protective armor.
Jacen Solo, the offspring of Han Solo and Leia Organa and the twin brother to Jaina Solo has quite an eventful history in the Star Wars universe. Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was to defeat the Yuuzhan Vong while simultaneously protecting the galaxy from harm. But just like many other Jedi Knights, he had the propensity to be lured to the dark side of the Force and cause havoc on those defending liberty and peace. Becoming the Sith apprentice to Lumiya, his primary objective was to find and kill Luke Skywalker but ended up killing his aunt, Mara Jade Skywalker instead. He picked up the Sith Lord name Darth Caedus and became an agent of evil. After committing one devastating crime after another, he was finally killed by his twin sister Jaina Solo. His life was an incredibly tragic tale and many Star Wars fans had a very hard time accepting that the offspring of Han Solo and Leia Organa could be this evil. Still, some darker fans loved the premise of his life and he has quickly become a mainstay in the Expanded Universe and a fan favorite. It took Hasbro years, but an action figure based on his appearance in The New Jedi Order was finally released in the last wave of the Legacy Collection and it turned out as good as you could expect. Perhaps the accessories he comes with are a little more exciting than the figure, but we will get to more of that detail in a moment.
Jacen Solo is essentially the 2007 VTSC Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) figure with a new head and new forearms. This was an excellent basis to use for Jacen because if you look at the various reference materials on Wookieepedia you will find that this is exactly what he looked like often in the comics and other EU sources. The fatigues have been cast in a color that we believe is a hair too dark, but it still looks great. As you may expect, the figure has awesome mobility thanks to premium articulation and for some reason there is more mobility with this body type that many other super-articulated figures. For example, you can make Jacen Solo lean a lot more without tipping over than an average SA action figure. Hi head sculpt is a dead ringer for Han Solo and we aren’t sure if this was the best move. Yes, he resembles his father, but he has distinct differences that didn’t transpire into the figure’s portrait. We fear he looks a little bit more like a young Han Solo that a young Jacen Solo. He is covered in amphistaff “armor” which just so happens to be the arsenal of choice for the Yuuzhan Vong. These fully organic beings spat poisonous venom in the eyes of the enemy which first poisoned them and then affected the victim’s bloodstream killing them. Hasbro did a great job on sculpting this creature for this action figure and we have to admit that it looks a lot more like a piece of clothing than a dangerous weapon. The good news is that it is removable and he can be posed without them attached to his body. Jacen Solo also comes with a green lit lightsaber and it fits well into both of his hands.
Status: Jacen Solo is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the body of 2007's VTSC Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) figure with a new portrait, forearms and utility belt.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: 3 amphistaff armor pieces, lightsaber
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: BG-J38 head
Date Stamp: 2007
Assortment Number: 93306/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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