On the ice planet Hoth, Han rides a tauntaun into the chilling night to find Luke, who has not returned from a patrol. Han locates a badly wounded Luke, but when the tauntaun succumbs to the cold, they are unable to return to the base. In danger of freezing to death, Han uses the creature's body as a makeshift shelter until rescuers can arrive.
In an attempt to address the blue/brown debate over Han's Hoth jacket, Hasbro decided to release this figure in both colors. The blue version was the original release in 2003, and the brown version was released later that year. Both color variations were released on the new gold border cards.