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Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – 1 Day – Hot Toys Han Solo (The Force Awakens)


THIS is my favorite Han Solo piece in my collection. Hot Toys NAILED the likeness of Harrison Ford in this sculpt. This was my first Hot Toys purchase, and I was nervous spending that much on a figure. I pre-ordered this in July or August of 2016, and it was suppose to ship in October. It didn’t ship until April, 2017. In fact, I was at Sideshow Collectibles booth at Star Wars Celebration, looking at their display figure, when I got the email that mine had shipped!

Honestly, when it comes to action figures, I don’t know how you top this.













If you’d like to see more about this figure, check out my video review:

Well, there you have it, a month’s worth of Han Solo-related collectibles from my personal collection. Some simple, some not so much. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them.

Now, get out there, get your tickets (if you don’t already have them), go see Solo: A Star Wars Story, and of course, may the Force be with you! I’ll be posting a review after I let the movie percolate for a day or so.


Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – 3 Days – 1/6 Scale Han Solo (Bespin)

Like I said yesterday, this is my favorite Han Solo costume. If I had this jacket, it would be very tempting to wear it every day.

This figure started as the Sideshow version. My modifications really amount to putting it on a better body and replacing the head sculpt with the exclusive head sculpt from the Sideshow Hoth Han Solo figure, which I picked up on ebay.

Oddly, this figure has a bit of a green tint to the flesh tone on the headsculpt that only shows up in photos. Oh and btw, isn’t that Hot Toys Hoth Leia GORGEOUS!!!??

Countdown to Solo: A Star Wars Story – 5 Days – Custom 1/6 Scale ROTJ Han Solo

There have only been 2 1/6 scale versions of Han Solo from Return of the Jedi produced. One was from Hasbro, and it’s TERRIBLE. The other was from Medicom, and is a decent figure, but VERY hard to find – and the Medicom figures aren’t exactly in scale with the other 1/6 scale figure lines.

Soooo… In order to have Han, Luke, and Leia in 1/6 scale from each movie, I had to cobble this guy together. It’s a repainted Sideshow ANH head and body (with a repainted head), with a Sideshow Bespin Han shirt, pants, and boots. The vest is from my old Hasbro 12″ ANH Han, and I added a Sideshow holster rig.

It’s not bad, but I’d like a better head sculpt… eventually.  I’m actually hoping that Hot Toys gets around to producing a better version. But for now, it works.


Ikea Detolf Display Case Lighting Tutorial

Many collectors (of a great many things) really love the Detolf display case from Ikea.  They’re sleek, elegant, and affordable. The simplicity of the design makes for a great way to display your collectibles without detracting from them.

I really like adding lighting.  Unfortunately, the options from Ikea are limited.  A simple “hockey puck” style light in the top of the case is ok, but the light doesn’t really make it all the way down through the case.  I’ve come up with an affordable alternative that gives you great light throughout the case, for about $15.00 per case.

My Ikea Detolf Display Cases with lights installed

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