All I can tell you is, as long as Star Wars remains a marketable toy line, the perfect release of a main character will never happen. They need to be able to re-release them later in order to sucker us into buying them again.This figure for me was a big one. It's my favorite character, in my favorite outfit, from my favorite movie. As such, I'm probably judging it a little more harsh than many other guys here. Not to mention an update was long over due, since it took over 10 years to see this figure realized. I like this figure, I do. I give it about a 7 out of 10. For me, it's a little bit of a let down, since there are a lot of recent(but less significant figure) that are easiliy a 10 out of 10.
Problems with figure are:
- leg strap: such a small and easy to do detail, that is present on almost any figure with this kind of holster, left off this figure. (most likely because the legs were designed to be used on Lando)
- holster it self: Hans holster is not a box sitting on his hip. It's a thin narrow holster strapped to his lower thigh, almost low enough to be at the knee. This figure has it almost ON his upper belt, it just looks off, it doesn't have that low slung cow bow blaster look.
- the wrong blaster: Han used a completely different blaster in esb, from the one in anh, yet we get the over used anh blaster and dengar(?), gets the correct Han blaster?
- the jacket: while the color to me is perfect, the sculpted an unreasonable amount of folds and wrinkles into the sleeves. Why? His jacket fit pretty tight and was very pressed/wrinkr free. I'm
all for detail, but good detail. Arbitrary folds all over the place doesn't equal "good detail"
- the hands: many people have already replaced the
oddly big hands on this figure.
- the ankles: for some weird reason this figure boots include an inaccurate "flare" at the ankle. There are plenty of other figures with boots exactly like Hans that don't have that weird flare. What was the reason for that?
- paint: many people have already expressed how bad the paint had been on the hair/eyes/torso...
So, I don't dislike this figure. I like it, I think it's Good. But just good, there's a lot lacking too. For this particular figure, I was hoping for something better. Not perfect...just more like kithaba or other fantastic sculpts. This figure is...ok. Id welcome a new take on it.
So are we talking the 30.00 TOY saber, or the 130.00 FX saber? 'Cuz if you traded a Bespin Solo for a 130.00 saber, someone must have been pretty damn desperate for that figure!I was able to trade one straight up for a brand new Hasbro Force FX ROTJ Luke saber. It was my only one, so now I have to wait for the rerelease. =/
I'm sorry but I believe that theory is wrong, have you not met Hasbro?All I can tell you is, as long as Star Wars remains a marketable toy line, the perfect release of a main character will never happen. They need to be able to re-release them later in order to sucker us into buying them again.
Looks good so far, although I would see if you could find some new arms. They feel a little too thick to be a shirt. Some smaller arms would help sell the jacket being a vest a little bit better.yep,on an extra I bought. I cant take the easy, obvious missed figures. Alls Hasbro had to do..was use the Bespin body as a base..and IF they wanted to..sculpt new arms...or retool the back of the vest. But what do they do? release that god awful endor thing from 6 years ago. How lazy.
Anyway, Im still working on this..
Boil-and-pop. You can fill a coffee mug (or something similar), heat it up for 2-3 minutes in the microwave and let the pieces that you want to swap limbs from sit in there for a couple minutes each. Pat dry with a towel and pull the limbs that you want to switch out of their sockets. Should allow you to pull the arms/etc. out easily and swap while still warm, unless you try to pull the arms from one of those barrel-chested torso Endor Hans...Btw, can you explain the best way to swap arms? I've never done it, my customs thus far didn't entail switching limbs.
Heck, I like combining boiling water with a high-powered hair dryer: twice the effectiveness for customizing. Only kidding: DON'T try this at home, kids...Heck, you can make it easier than that. I don't like messing with boiling water so I use a fairly high power hair dryer for about a minute to get the plastic soft and swappable.
The ForceFX are the 100$+ sabers. There was a time, before the release of Wave 4, where Bespin Han was going for 75-100$ online and my buddy did not want to pay crazy prices and was in a rush to get him and didn't want to wait for the repack.So are we talking the 30.00 TOY saber, or the 130.00 FX saber? 'Cuz if you traded a Bespin Solo for a 130.00 saber, someone must have been pretty damn desperate for that figure!