Name: Chewbacca/Han Solo
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: No. 04
Source: Expanded Universe (Marvel Comics' Star Wars #3)
Availability: December 2006
In a daring – some would say reckless and ill-advised – plan to rescue Princess Leia from Imperial clutches, Han poses as a stormtrooper and Chewbacca as a prisoner aboard the Death Star.
Collectors starting chomping at the bit when Hasbro announced the Chewbacca/Han Solo Comic Packs set based on Marvel Comics’ Star Wars #2 comic book. We really didn’t care much that we were getting action figures in funky colors, but because we got one step closer to a movie accurate version of Han Solo in stormtrooper disguise. (Editor’s Note: The Legacy Collection brought collectors this figure finally in 2009 as BD 31.) And while the first pressings of this Comic Packs set had Han Solo donning blue stormtrooper armor, Hasbro cleaned it up with subsequent releases almost making it movie accurate. (But the helmet still came with red details just pushing out of definitive status. So close!) The two-pack is nothing to rave about that much. Any pairing of Han Solo and Chewbacca are ultimately cool, but Hasbro seemingly thought they could squeak by an older 2001 figure and make it modern. Unfortunately it didn’t really work this way. This Comic Packs set has its moments, but you’ll likely only be interested in 50% of it 50% of the time, if you catch our drift.
Hasbro dug out the 2001 POTJ Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Mechanic) and tried to make it fit in the 30 (77-07) line. (Interestingly Hasbro etched a 2005 date stamp on the bottom of his foot.) Still, it fails terribly. Not only is Chewbacca much too lanky, he comes with extremely limited and prepositioned articulation that does nothing for the figure at all. The legs are sculpted in a “foot forward” motion and makes balancing it quite a task. And we’re not even certain that Hasbro nailed the color of Chewy’s fur from the comics onto the action figure with much accuracy at all. Chewbacca in Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series is very bulky and looks more like a sasquatch than a Wookiee. So a super tall and thin interpretation of him for this Comic Packs set just doesn’t really work that well. Despite the figure not being terrific, we can appreciate the paint job Hasbro has given it. There are multiple shades of brown and tan and it appears if Hasbro gave it a nice final wash as well. But it’s wasted on this sculpt. Great paint jobs can certainly enhance any action figure, but who really wants an action figure with this limited articulation.
Assortment Number: 87506/87504
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: Chewbacca is a repaint of 2000's POTJ Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Mechanic) painted to look like his appearance in the Marvel comic adaptation of Star Wars. He comes with the bowcaster from 2004's VOTC Chewbacca.
Articulation Count: 8
Articulation Details: swivel neck (inhibited movement), 2 swivel shoulders, swivel right elbow, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: bowcaster (2 parts)
Date Stamp: 2005
Status: Han Solo is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the arms and belt of 2004's VOTC Stormtrooper figure, the legs of 2006's TSC Sandtrooper (SAGA 037) figure, the head from 2004's VOTC Han Solo figure and an newly retooled torso. The figure has also been painted to look like his appearance in the Marvel comic adaptation of Star Wars.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: blaster pistol, removable helmet
Date Stamp: 2005
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