Black Series Review Han Solo | Solo: A Star Wars Story

 

The Alden Ehrenreich Han Solo action figure has finally arrived…

For their first wave of figures from Solo A Star Wars Story, Hasbro is releasing Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and the Imperial Range Trooper, three high quality figures! Hasbro recently upped their game with the digital print technology for the faces of their figures, giving the fans an improved level of screen accuracy! With Solo: A Star Wars Story, Hasbro has improved their figures even further with a brand new neck articulation! Their previous action figures suffered from having a big neck joint that could be ugly depending on the angle you looked at the figure, but now the neck articulation is housed within the neck so there’s absolutely no way you can see it from the exterior, which is a vast improvement and still affords us the same articulation range as before! So let’s take a look at this new figure of Han Solo.

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When the figure was first revealed, a few days before Toy Fair in February, I thought there was something a bit odd with the face. Maybe it was the promotional pictures that made it look that way. Then, better images were released with the figure being presented at Toy Fair, I thought it looked better but I still wasn’t sure. Now that I have the figure in my hands, I can say that I was definitely wrong and the pictures released back then didn’t do the figure justice. Hasbro has done beautiful work with recreating Alden Ehrenreich. It’s basically a plastic version of Alden especially when you look at the figure from the side! They got the right skin tone, the right hair color. It’s impressive!

The Figure:

Hasbro got Han’s new outfit quite accurate with the right paint job and it’s nicely detailed, there are no mistakes even with the red stains on the pants. This new outfit uses the boots, the belt, the holster and the pants from A New Hope, while the jacket and shirt are new. The jacket is reminiscent of his jacket from The Force Awakens but this time it’s faux suede rather than leather. Producing a faux suede texture and reproducing it for a plastic action figure is not an easy task and sadly, I don’t think Hasbro has succeeded. It feels no different from a standard jacket but that’s just fine, it’s already an amazing figure!

Up Close:

The figure has 18 points of articulation, so plenty of possibilities for poses. Han only has one accessory – his iconic DL-44 blaster pistol. It is as detailed as it can be and has the right paint apps. It fits in the holster without any problems, you can even close the holster, which makes it more realistic and screen accurate.

Here’s a comparison with Black Series version from The Force Awakens and Han Solo S.H. Figuarts from A New Hope. You can clearly see the improvements Hasbro have made since The Force Awakens range was released in 2015! And you can see also the difference in plastic quality with Figuarts.

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Now a comparison with Chewbacca from the Black Series range and from the incredible S.H. Figuarts collection. Funnily, one is too tall and one is too short. However, one is so much better than the other. However, they both fit perfectly alongside their best friend Han!

Final Thoughts:

Overall, Hasbro have outdone themselves! This new version of Han Solo makes for a beautiful action figure and will be a great addition for your collection. It’s like having a little plastic version of Alden Ehrenreich.

What do you guys think? Will you be adding this incredible action figure to your collection?

Solo: A Star Wars Story is released in UK cinemas on May 24th.

 

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Thomas Storai

Owner and Editor-In-Chief Of The Midi-Chlorian Center and Staff Writer at Future Of The Force. Movie and book lover. Watch too many TV shows.

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