Monday, August 3, 2009

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) (ESB 1980-82)

Han, in his most stylish Bespin outfit, came out on an ESB and an ROTJ card, and included a laser pistol - but not the same one he had in Star Wars. It was the same one a lot of the Bespin people came with, so there must have been a deal at Costco.

Now, while this is Han in "Bespin" outfit, apparently it wears well because he started on Hoth with it. However, he already has a Hoth outfit, so this is designated "Bespin." If you have ever been to a really geeky wedding, however, this Han might be adoring the cake. Essentially, this Han is the closest the original line came to Han in any kind of formal attire. Put him and a Leia in white dress on there and you're set.

Why should you get this figure? Five reasons:

1. Who's going to shoot Vader in the hand during your painfully-recreated (complete with blue milk) Bespin dinner scene? C-3PO? I don't think so.

2. Your little sister needs this figure to recreate the kiss with Leia on the Falcon. Ew, gross, girls!

3. The aforementioned use-Han-on-a-wedding-cake.

4. The first time Han is a little more faithfully recreated than the original - no big head/small head versions.

5. This is the figure to hunt those f&*king mynocks chewin' on the power cables!


Han was a youth growing up on Corellia and eventually joined the Imperial forces. After rescuing Chewbacca he left the Empire and went into gambling and smuggling. The rest, as they say, is history. Of course, after the movies he and Leia married, had 3 Jedi, and had many more adventures.

Want more? The Wookieepedia article

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1 comment:

Rob Stradling said...

What IS that blaster all about?

Han never used anything like it. It appears to be modeled on the rifle used by rebels & Imperial fleet troopers in ANH?

The figure lines tend to use it as a generic "good guy gun" the same way that the Stormy rifle is for "baddies"... except Hammerhead is apparently a goodie; and then they gave the AT-AT commander one of these; so zap goes that theory.

Anyway, MY Bespin Han has a Han blaster; 'cos that's just the kind of no-nonsense, straight-talkin', no-one-tells-ME-which-ray-gun-goes-with-which-space-pirate kind of geek I am.