HAN SOLO in Hoth Gear

(The Empire Strikes Back)

Year: 1995

Retail: $4.99

Assortment: Basic Figures

Assortment Number: 69570/69587

UPC Number: 7628169587

Packaging Variations:

  • None

  • Weapons and Accessories:
  • Blaster Pistol
  • Assault Rifle
  • Height: 1.8 meters
    Status: Pilot and Smuggler
    Classification: Human
    Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
    Weapon of Choice: Blaster Pistol
    Weapon of Choice: Modified Correllian Stock Light Freighter Millennium Falcon

    Comments: In his history as a smuggler, Han Solo has been in a lot of hot spots. As a reluctant hero for the Rebel Alliance in the years following the destruction of the Death Star, he found himself in a cold spot...on the ice planet of Hoth, to be exact. Hiding out from the intergalactic crimelord jabba the Hutt, Han and his copilot, Chewbacca, had stayed with the Rebellion for several years, adventuring, piloting, smuggling, and ranking up an impressive rap sheet and bounty not only from Jabba, but also from the Empire. Following the evacuation of the Rebel base on the fourth moon of Yavin, Han helped the Alliance scout out new locations for their base, and helped establish Echo Base on Hoth.

    The newly commissioned "Captain" Solo worked with his friend, Luke Skywalker, and others to scout the barren planet for life-forms. Riding the smelly, two-legged tauntauns, Han wore bundled, thermal clothing and protective gear to brave the harsh, icy winds. When Luke failed to return from a scouting mission, Han braved the elements at dusk, facing a high possibility of death. Although he lost his own tauntaun, Han did find Luke. Erecting an emergency shelter, Han managed to save both of their lives until Rebel search teams could find them the next morning. Shortly thereafter, the Empire launched an attack on Hoth. Han helped evacuate Echo Base, taking Princess Leia Organa and C-3PO with him and Chewbacca, aboard the Millennium Falcon. As he escaped into the stars, little did Han know that his future lay an Imperial trap on Bespin and a deeper cold in a carbonite prison than any he had ever felt on Hoth.

    Points of Interest:
  • Han Solo in Hoth Gear was originally released with his right hand sculpted in a more open position, making it virtually impossible to hold the blaster. This was quickly corrected to a more closed position.
  • A similar figure was used for the figure in the Tauntaun and Han Solo creature set.
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