Star Wars 40th Anniversary Han Solo And Luke Skywalker In Stormtrooper Disguise Die-Cast Figures Review


The Disney Store offered a new 2-pack for the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars with a Han Solo And Luke Skywalker In Stormtrooper Disguise Elite Die-Cast figures. These figures are the latest offerings of Disney Store’s Die-Cast figure line, which has been on hiatus since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story product was released.

These figures are based on their appearance as seen in Star Wars IV: A New Hope, and depicts the likeness of Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) in Stormtrooper disguise.

Thank you to The Disney Store for providing their exclusive Star Wars 40th Anniversary Han Solo And Luke Skywalker In Stormtrooper Disguise Die-Cast Figures for review.

Availability: May 23rd, 2017


Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are based on their appearance in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, while they were disguised as Stormtroopers on the Death Star. These figures continue Disney Stores Elite Series Die-Cast Series, with a combination of die-cast and plastic parts.

The Stormtrooper uniform has an excellent movie likeness, is made mostly out of die cast, with some plastic parts that include his helmet (which is removable), hands, belt, feet, weapon holster and blaster. The black parts of the armor are also made of plastic, and this allows him to move his limbs easier as it’s less weight. The armor is painted in white, with the black trims and detail throughout the armor and blaster.

As we started above, the helmets are removable, and are placed over the figures head, which has a very basic likeness to the actor. The likeness looks to be more animated inspired, but for what it is there is some very nice painted details on the faces including the eyes. There is an issue however with how the helmet stands once it is put on, and it’s a bit wobbly as he helmet is larger than the actual head. Obviously, this was done so that the helmet can fit over the head without any problems, and that part works out well. The downside here is that it’s wobbly, and the scale is also a bit too big for our taste. This however can’t be avoided without making the heads smaller, which wouldn’t be recommended, or by making the helmet a separate interchangeable head sculpt, which is a better option of the two choices. For the most part, the designers did a nice job here on sculpted and capturing the likeness of the helmet. But in order to get the helmet to fit over the head sculpts, some sacrifices needed to be made as we just mentioned. The blaster fits nicely inside the holster and this part isn’t wobbly, and it also fits inside his right hand very well.

The Stormtrooper ‘s articulation includes a ball jointed head, hinged and swivel shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, hinged knees, and ball-hinged ankles.

Overall, the design is nicely done, and these are great figures to celebration the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars. You can purchase this set now for $49.99, or treat yourself on some single carded figures that have been around for while for just $5.99 each (this is a sale/clearance price).


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