HAN SOLO Star Wars 3 3/4" Action Figure

Never has the original Star Wars Generation seen an action figure more in love with its own fame than it did with the original Han Solo action figure. He was so full of himself, his head seemingly grew twice its size. Virtually overnight...

This figure first appeared on the Star Wars 12 back card. During the Return Of The Jedi 65 back releases, the image on this figure's card was replaced with a new image. Though known examples indicate that the switch took place during the 65C production run, It is possible that earlier examples could still turn up. The original photo made its last appearance on the Return Of The Jedi 65B back. Note that the distinction of 65D and 65E cards is the Anakin figure offer stickers, the 65C was the last printed 65 back variation. The new image was used on all other cards after including Tri-Logo card.

Product Variations

Product Packaging

Product Information
Year: 1978
Original Retail: $1.99
Original Retail: 38260
  • This figure was packed a Blue/Black Rebel Blaster
  • Even though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Han Solo figure's major variation is found with the head sculpt. For reasons, though often speculated upon, Kenner has never publicly stated the figure's rather diminutive head was replaced with a head that, though sporting a better likeness to Harrison Ford, seems almost too big
  • While most of the small-headed figures were packaged on the Star Wars 12 back card, there have been documented specimens on The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi card backs
  • Some Han Solo figures had black painted legs moulded in white plastic. To spot this variation, look for paint scuffs on the legs and through the peg holes on the foot bottoms

Photography & Text by D. Martin Myatt