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The Black Series [Phase IV]

Han Solo (Endor) - TBS [P4] - Six Inch Figures (ROTJ05)

Name: Han Solo (Endor)
Collection: The Black Series [Phase IV]
Number: ROTJ05
Scale: 6"
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: November 2020
License: Hasbro

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Han Solo volunteered to lead the mission to destroy the new Death Star's shield generator. He and his strike team landed on the forest moon of Endor, where they encountered Scout Troopers and Ewoks.

It’s not too often or popular when fans admit that Return Of The Jedi is their favorite Star Wars film. But for many, it is. The first, second, and third acts are full of action and story development, and the finale provided Star Wars fans with a satisfying ending. There was almost no need to continue the story. With Return Of The Jedi comes a cast of new characters. Unlike previous films, George Lucas introduced us to a massive cast of aliens and other characters that intrigued and interested us. And the main characters saw many wardrobe changes to some of the most brilliant costuming witnessed in the Original Trilogy. Thankfully, their outfits didn’t change all that much, which enabled merchandisers like Hasbro a chance to develop the new iterations of the characters with minimal editing. Take, for instance, Han Solo (Endor). Although based on 2018’s TBS [P3] Han Solo (Endor) (70) figure, Hasbro tooled a new head sculpt and new torso and reused existing parts. The result is a new 6” action figure based on the character’s appearance during the Battle of Endor. The final product is one good-looking action figure, although it might not fall under the category of “perfection.” Still, Hasbro did enough to make this version of Han Solo deliverable for The Black Series 6” line.

Hasbro chose a curious approach for Han Solo’s trench coat. It’s soft-goods material, but it has a “pleather”-like look and feel to it, and we think it is slightly too synthetic for the figure. Still, if you don’t care about textures too much, there is no denying that Hasbro did an excellent job recreating the camouflage pattern on the trench coat, so it passes that test. The material is relatively thin and pliable, and it changes drape quickly and necessary when posing the action figure as needed for some action-oriented positions. Overall, the trench coat comes off as too dark and unnatural, yet at the same time, it works. We’re on the fence about it, but at the very least, we don’t feel the trench coat is a setback to this figure. Han Solo (Endor) also comes with a removable molded vest that fits the figure’s midsection closely. It doesn’t look bulky or out of place on the figure. The final accessory with Han Solo (Endor) is the blaster pistol. Hasbro utilized the standard DL-44 blaster pistol here, and the figure’s right hand accommodates it nicely. It’s excellent that you can create multiple versions of Han Solo from this figure. Han Solo loses the trench coat somewhere within the Battle of Endor, but you can also remove the vest and recreate the character’s look during the Battle of Carkoon.

We’re quite impressed with the new portrait of Han Solo. The character’s hairstyle changes throughout the Original Trilogy. And Hasbro paid close attention to these differences and translated them well into the Han Solo figures they produced. The Photo Real looks good, and although there is some bizarre red color on the figure’s face, we’re happy with how everything turned out. Originally released as part of a convention exclusive pack, Han Solo (Endor) enters The Black Series [Phase IV] line singly for the first time. Han Solo (Endor) comes packed with Luke Skywalker (Endor) and Princess Leia Organa (Endor). And coincidentally, Hasbro also packed the Hoth Rebel Trooper in the same case assortment. It is a shame that they didn’t develop an all-new Rebel Commando or Endor Rebel Solider to include with these figures. We need more characters from Return Of The Jedi to interact with these action figures, and Hasbro isn’t adding them into the 6” line quickly enough. While we wait, collectors will appreciate the three main heroes from the Original Trilogy until more enter the line. Han Solo (Endor) retails for $19.99, a standard price for figures in this line. Although we see exclusives creep up to $25 piece, Hasbro is somehow keeping the mainstream line’s costs at bay.

Collector Notes

Han Solo (Endor)

Status: Han Solo (Endor) is a retool and repaint of 2018's TBS [P3] Han Solo (Bespin) (70) figure. This time the figure has an all-new portrait, and a new torso. The figure has also been completely repainted.

Articulation Count: 28 points (18 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), hinge-jointed neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), ball-jointed torso (2), ball-socket left hip (1), ball-socket right hip (1), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), double hinge-jointed left knee (2), double hinge-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed/”rocker” left ankle (2), ball-jointed/”rocker” right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: soft-goods trench coat, removable vest, blaster pistol

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: E9364/E8908

UPC: 5010993754700

Retail: $19.99 USD

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The Black Series [Phase IV] Wave 2

The Armorer (TM04)

Cad Bane (TCW06)

Han Solo (Endor) (ROTJ05)

Incinerator Trooper (TM02)

Luke Skywalker (Endor) (ROTJ04)

Phase I Clone Trooper (AOTC02)

Princess Leia Organa (Endor) (ROTJ03)

Rebel Trooper (Hoth) (TESB03)

Added: November 14, 2020
Category: Black Series [Phase IV], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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