As a child of the ’80s, my Star Wars action figures were some of my most cherished possessions growing up. They fought countless battles against the ranks of G.I. Joe and the Masters of the Universe, and they spent their down time chilling in a swanky case shaped like Darth Vader’s head. Sure, I could have sold the things for a bunch of money if I’d somehow had the foresight to leave them mint-in-the-box, but I cherish all those fond memories of childhood imagination. That being said, if my old Star Wars figures were as high quality as Hot Toys’ just-revealed Han and Chewie figures, I probably would have reconsidered all those times I pretended the garbage disposal was the Great Pit of Carkoon.
Hot Toys doesn’t make toys for kids, or at least not for kids who don’t have wealthy parents or full-time jobs. Their catalog includes gorgeous recreations of characters from flicks like Back to the Future, Predator, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy…the list goes on. The Han and Chewie figures don’t disappoint, maintaining the same ridiculous level of detail as their other toys. Look at the scar on Han’s chin. Look at the wrinkles on his knuckles, for crying out loud!
Han and Chewie strut their stuff at 1/6th scale, with 30 points of articulation, and they’re due out in the first or second quarter of 2015. There’s no official pricing yet, but io9’s Toybox blog reckons they’ll cost you between $170 and $230, based on the pricing of Hot Toys’ earlier releases.
The Han figure includes the sort of accessories it’d be worth risking the wrath of Jabba the Hutt to acquire. In addition to his trusty first-shootin’ blaster, Han comes with swappable hands (gloved or not gloved) and an alternate headpiece where he’s sporting his Millennium Falcon headset. There’s also a special edition version of the figure that includes a blaster rifle and a stolen Stormtrooper belt.
As for Chewie, he’s sporting his trademark Bowcaster, bandolier, and satchel. Fun fact: that bandolier is totally full of beef jerky. He also comes with a Falcon headset and some alternate hands, so you can make him and Han play Rock, Paper, Scissors during long stretches in hyperspace.
You can see more pictures of the Star Wars toys, as well as the rest of Hot Toys’ lineup, on the company’s official website.