Hey there FiQ-Fans! Another month has passed, which means it’s time for another FiQ Friday Fab 5 @ 5! Since today marks the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, I think it’s only proper I take a look at the top 5 Han Solo action figures!
Of all the Power of the Force II offerings, Han’s are, by-and-large, the ones that hold up the worst. He didn’t really get any decent figures until the line was almost over. Fortunately, Kenner made up for it by offering one of the best figures in the whole line, and one of the best takes on Han’s classic smuggler’s outfit.
The elder Han was held back from initial product offerings for The Force Awakens, but he got a handful of figures after the movie’s release. The best of the bunch was his larger-scale Black Series release, which is one of the figures that helped set The Black Series on the path back to greatness (though it was not an immediate shift). It’s definitely got one of the best Ford likenesses out there, and for a while it was Han’s best Black Series offering.
#3: Bespin Han Solo — The Empire Strikes Back (Kenner)
A recurring theme of these lists is that it’s hard to beat the classics. Han’s vintage figures are all pretty decent, but by far the best is his Bespin attire from Empire. Not only is it just Han’s coolest look, but it’s also just a solid figure all-around.
There are a lot of options out there if you’re looking for Han’s classic A New Hope attire, with all sorts of minor variations. This one is very clearly Han piloting the Falcon. The headset and gloves make for a unique, but still very true to the character look, and this figure hit after Hasbro started making great strides in how they handled articulation.
I know, I know; it’s blasphemy that the number one slot on this list would go to a non-Harrison Ford Han Solo figure. The fact of the matter is that this is hands down the best action figure of Han Solo we’ve gotten. It’s a wonderfully detailed figure, with a fantastic likeness, and an all-around good toy. Should Hasbro release a Harrison Solo figure of this quality, I could easily see him dethroning this guy.