STAR WARS MIGHTY MUGGS (HASBRO)
Let it be known, I have *not* forgotten about Mighty Muggs! Everybody else may have, but not me. I’m stubborn like that. Also, I haven’t forgotten about Solo. Because, once again, stubborn. What do you get when you put those two things together? A total loss of faith in humanity’s ability to have nice things? No, wait, that’s not quite right. Solo-themed Mighty Muggs! Yeah, that’s the one!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Han is number 10 in the Star Wars Mighty Muggs line, making him numerically the first Mugg in the third assortment of the line. The whole assortment was Solo-themed, and this guy follows suit, meaning he’s based on Alden Ehrenreich’s Han, rather than Harrison Ford. That being said, the more cartoony nature of their designs means that, aside from the costume choice, he could theoretically pass for either actor. The figure stands 3 1/2 inches tall and he’s articulated at the shoulders and the neck. He’s built on the exact same body as all of the other modern Muggs l’ve looked at. It’s kind of the line’s whole thing, so no surprises here. Han does get a new hair piece, which is stylized to match the rest of the line, while still maintaining the proper look for Han’s usual fabulous hair. As is the new standard for Muggs, Han has an expression-changing feature, with three expressions featured. Han gets cocky grin, sheepish grin, and annoyed sideways glance. He’s the first of the ones I’ve looked at to not have any sort of a raging expression, but that actually feels totally appropriate for Han. The basic cocky grin is probably going to be my go-to, but I think there’s a lot more versatility to these expressions, which I definitely dig. Han has no accessories, which isn’t a huge surprise, but is a slight let-down. I would have liked to have gotten his blaster, especially since all of the Jedi characters have gotten their light sabers.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
After the first assortment, at the beginning of last year, Mighty Muggs seemed to just spontaneously disappear from every retail store. Han here is the only one of the later assortments I ever saw, found at the Walmart around the corner from All Time Toys. I was happy to find him, but kind of got distracted by other things. Remember how I mentioned yesterday that Ghost Rider and The Fallen had been sitting on my desk for five months waiting to get reviewed? Well, this guy’s been sitting on my desk for even longer. I literally just opened him up 10 minutes before writing my review, which is cutting it much closer than I usually do. I’m glad I finally got around to opening him up, and I feel a little bad about letting him sit for so long. Some researching I did for this review also led me to find that apparently this line has *not* been abandoned by Hasbro, as a new assortment quietly appeared on Amazon. Hopefully they actually find their way out!