continued from previous toy blog post...
This is what it's all about :) putting both Hot Toys "Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope" 1:6 scale Han Solo (action figure review posted earlier HERE and HERE) and Chewbacca collectible figures together (see previous posts HERE and HERE). This duo belong together from day one like bread and butter, and their pairing is like Batman and Robin, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, Tom and Jerry, Bert and Ernie, Mulder and Scully; inseparable as Captain / Pilot and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon. I'm even surprised that Hot Toys would sell them as separate figures but I guess some people might only want to get one and not the other although I myself cannot imagine one without the other. Even though Han's last name is Solo, he has shown that he is anything but a loner as he always has Chewie by his side in all his adventures. Going solo is definitely not his style, unlike Indiana Jones and Rick Deckard (all characters played by Harrison Ford).
In the past, the problem has been too many 1:6 scale Han Solo figures but no Chewbacca to accompany him because no company / manufacturer could produce a decent or realistic furry 1:6 scale Wookiee until now. Come to think of it, Hot Toys has actually fulfilled quite a number of my 1:6 scale "WANTs" and I'm very thankful for that. A 1:6 scale pair of Han and Chewie are one of those. Others include: 1966 Batman and Robin, the Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ellen Ripley and the Power Loader, Alex Murphy and RoboCop, and many more. It only goes to show that if you are patient enough (I've been collecting since 1994), you will see your dreams come true :)
These two certainly look good together. I can't wait to assemble the whole team, now that Luke Skywalker is also in the house (action figure review posted earlier HERE, HERE and HERE). With 1:6 scale C-3PO on the way, alongside R2-D2 (by Sideshow Collectibles, reviewed HERE and HERE), it looks like the collection will be quite complete. Exciting times indeed!
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Hot Toys MMS262 "Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope" 1/6th scale Chewbacca Collectible Figure stands 14-inch (36 cm) tall while Hot Toys MMS261 "Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope" 1/6th scale Han Solo Collectible Figure is approximately 12 inches / 30 cm tall (Luke is shorter at about 28cm). So this looks about right :)
I switched out Han Solo's hands to the gloved ones for a slightly different look since I didn't do that earlier.
Here are pictures of the duo standing upright. Check out the height difference. This wasn't always the case. Back in the day when 12-inch action figures started (I think it was 1964), all of them had the same height and even the same face. Just like Barbie, G.I. Joe and Action Man were action figures that wore different outfits because it was more about selling the uniforms and if you had an army of them wearing the same outfit, they looked like clones in a clone army. Although back then, I don't think people had any notion what clones were. All the height consistency changed when 1:6 figure companies decided to produce each figure with a different head sculpt. I believe that was started by Dragon Models Limited in 1999 when they introduced its New Generation Life Action Figure series - check out my action figure review of Dragon Models Limited WWII German NCO "Hans" HERE. During the early 2000s, Dragon Models produced hundreds of action figures, most of them being WWII German figures. However, after 2010, the number of figures that it produced began to sharply decline. Dragon Models stopped producing 1/6 scale action figures in November 2012.
My Star Wars Collection from July 2008 - lots of pictures HERE
Hasbro Star Wars Silver Anniversary (1977 - 2002) Han Solo and Chewbacca's "Death Star Escape" action figures posted HERE
Check out Han and Chewie's ship, the Millennium Falcon Legacy Collection by Hasbro posted on my toy blog HERE
Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars" 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-Wing Pilot figure review posted HERE and HERE
Comparison pictures between Sideshow 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker and Hot Toys 12-inch Luke Skywalker posted HERE