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STAR WARS Moving On Solo Story - Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:31 pm

Spoilers for Solo 2. Not really. It can't be any sillier than this, can it? Or...

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Hope this was lame enough to be fitting and fun. Smile What do you think?

For more Star Wars stories, check out these two:

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http://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t1862-star-wars-a-lone-scoundrel-story

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Surprised many Star Wars fans with his appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story, audience discovered that the deadly Darth Maul has survived to build an empire of his own as the true leader of Crimson Dawn. Operating from his homeworld of Dathomir, Maul commanded the crime syndicate with the help of refined figurehead and terrifying enforcer Dryden Vos, who traversed the galaxy on his lavish yacht entertaining and brutally imposing the will of his master. After his death, Dryden’s first lieutenant Qi’ra assumed control over the territories, working closely with Maul to continue their rule.

Today, Hot Toys is delighted to introduce the new 1/6th scale Darth Maul collectible figure from Solo: A Star Wars Story to our premium DX Series for Star Wars fans to enjoy!

Skillfully crafted based on the appearance of Darth Maul in the film, the new 1/6th scale collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness, finely tailored outfit and robe, highly detailed robotic legs, Maul’s iconic double-bladed lightsaber with LED light-up function and interchangeable lightsaber blades emulating the weapon in motion, a selection of interchangeable hands for posing options, a specialized seat for Maul and a figure base.

This amazing collectible figure inspired by Darth Maul’s latest look in the film will surely be a great addition for Star Wars fans!
SPECIFICATIONS
PRODUCT CODEDX18
PRODUCT NAMEDARTH MAUL
HEIGHTAPPROXIMATELY 29 CM TALL
POINTS OF ARTICULATIONS32
SPECIAL FEATURESARTICULATED ROBOTIC LEGS WITH METALLIC PAINTING AND WEATHERING EFFECTS, SPECIALIZED SEAT FOR DARTH MAUL, HOLOGRAM FIGURES OF DARTH QI’RAMAUL AND
ARTISTSHEAD SCULPTED BY TAE HO KANG
HEAD PAINTED BY E-LEE & JC. HONG
HEAD ART DIRECTED BY JC. HONG

The 1/6th scale Darth Maul Collectible Figure specially features:

- Authentic and detailed likeness of Darth Maul in Solo: A Star Wars Story
- A newly developed head sculpts with iconic Sith Lord eyes equipped with separate rolling eyeballs features
- Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed pointed horns, remarkable tattoos and skin texture
- Newly developed body with over 32 points of articulations
- Approximately 29 cm tall
- One (1) pair of articulated robotic legs with metallic painting and weathering effects
- Eight (Cool pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
- One (1) pair lightsaber holding hands
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands
- Four (4) pieces of gesture hands
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:
- One (1) black-colored hooded robe
- One (1) black-colored tunic
- Two(2) black-colored belts
- One (1) pair of black pants
- One (1) pair of black-colored gauntlets
- One (1) gold-colored pendant

Weapons:
- One (1) LED-lighted Darth Maul’s lightsaber (red light, battery operated)
- One (1) lightsaber hilt
- One (1) pair of red-colored lightsaber blades in motion (attachable to the hilt)

Accessories:
- One (1) specialized seat for Darth Maul
- One (1) hologram figure of Darth Maul
- One (1) hologram figure of Qi’ra
- Specially designed dynamic figure stand with Star Wars logo and character nameplate

Artists:
- Head Sculpted by Tae Ho Kang
- Head Painted by E-Lee & JC. Hong
- Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

Release date: Approximately Q4, 2020 – Q1,2021

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Battery included for collectible figure, button cells are required
**Product details are subject to change without further notice

© & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
© 2019 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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Introduction

There was precious little I liked about the Star Wars stand-alone film Solo, but despite the inherent silliness and redundancy, there was just something that made me love the look of the new Patrol Trooper (I cannot say the same about the Biker-Scouts-on-steroids or the "Mimban Stormtroopers," both of which I found completely redundant, although the so-called "Mud Troopers" appear to be a good enough try at generic imperial infantry -- think "AT-ST drivers" -- in combat gear). The Patrol Trooper's design is at once new and familiar; in fact it is as if a stormtrooper, scout trooper, and shore trooper came together in some unholy and magical union and produced the patrol trooper. Although I had some concerns about the size of the helmet in the promotional images, I eventually bit the bullet and preordered it. It is not a decision I regret.

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Packaging: 4/4 stars

There is nothing really new or exciting about Hot Toys' traditional Star War packaging, apart from the colorful cigar box band attached to the bottom of the container, which showcases the product and its name in the same way we have seen with figures from Rogue One. When you open the lid, you find the now traditional card bearing a nice image of the action figure in action -- a nice but completely unnecessary luxury that is probably somehow intended to help justify the price. The box mercifully contains only a single plastic trey (with its cover) -- something that I have to point out as a blessing, having recently re-boxed my Hot Toys classic Superman (that thing had a positively heinous number of often unnecessary treys and covers). Of course that also means that the number of items and accessories is fairly limited. Everything is safe and collector-friendly.

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Sculpting: 4/4 stars

I suppose not having a human likeness to get right helps, but the excellence of the sculpt seems impeccable. The detail is sharp and precise, both on larger and simpler surfaces, and in places that are densely crammed with it (like the recessed panel on the back of the armor). The same carries over to the weapons and hands. I no longer think the helmet is too oversized, although it does have the tendency to appear so in photographs (it looks fine in hand). The Patrol Trooper stands about 30 cm (12 inches) tall.

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Paint: 4/4 stars

The basic paint job is simply black and white, with very little exception or nuance (like the green button on the chest armor and a few grey areas on the helmet and thermal detonator). However, Hot Toys gave the figure ample weathering (although this does not extend to the weapons). This is very well done (although I admit I prefer my troopers clean), pretty well balanced in terms of both intensity and distribution all over the figure's white armored elements. It is most pronounced on the boots, the helmet, and the inside parts of the gloved hands. The helmet's lenses are translucent green, even more noticeably so than usually. The white armor elements and the lens on the pistol are appropriately glossier than the rest of the surfaces.

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Articulation: 3/4 stars

The underlying Hot Toys action figure body presumably has all the articulation you could possibly desire, and it appears that at least some of the joints are now lightly ratcheted (the elbows), presumably so as to hold poses better. The armor and outfit partly restrict this articulation, and some of this might have been possible to address. For example, if Hot Toys had not put the same movement-inhibiting heavy padded garment under the visible layers as it usually does these days, it might have given the hips much better and almost unrestricted articulation. As it is, sliding the utility belt upwards does help, but only to a point. There is a partial problem with the wrists -- here the rubbery armored sleeves press down gently on the hands and make them pop off a little too easily. The worst impact is on the waist, where there is virtually no possibility for lateral or crunch movement. Other than that, the figure's articulation is surprisingly good and it can stand well on its own thanks to the two-part design of the boots and the resulting good ankle articulation.

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(Want to know the story behind this photo? Check out the photo story HERE.)

Accessories: 3/4 stars

The accessories that come with the Patrol Trooper are very limited, although admittedly not unreasonably so. We get an action figure stand and some spare parts, as well as an instruction leaflet, which is not likely to tell you anything you could not figure out on your own. The figure comes wearing relaxed hands, which can be exchanged with the included pair of fist hands, pair of grip hands, and single left hand with outstretched "halt!" fingers (I wonder why we couldn't we get its right counterpart); this makes a total of seven hands. Then there are the two real accessories: the pistol and baton ("nightstick"). Neither of them features any articulation, but they are well sculpted and painted (in the gun's case, the lens is glossy; the baton has several silverish metallic elements); but there isn't much in the way of weathering on either weapon. The pistol looks like a slightly revised version of the Scout Trooper pistol from The Return of the Jedi. Now while this limited selection is appropriate for what we see on the screen, it is just not something to be really excited about. Perhaps a standard imperial blaster rifle would have been a nice thing to include; I am not naive enough to argue that they should have added his ride, which would probably have doubled or tripled the price. So I am possibly a little hard on this category, which might deserve another half star.

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Light Feature: n/a

While there is no light feature included, light helps accentuate the green-tinted lenses of the Patrol Trooper's helmet. In some light you can actually tell they are green rather than black, and since there is no actual face under the helmet, in some poses the light would shine through, revealing both the color and transparency of the lenses. While this is not realistic in itself, it is very cool. Here is an exaggerated demonstration of this color and transparency.

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Outfit: 3/4 stars

The sculpted armor has been commented upon in the sculpting and paint categories above. The rest of the outfit is made of soft(er) goods. This is slightly more complex than usual with such figures and consists of the following: real fabric straps seemingly holding together parts of the chest plate; black trousers with a white stripe on the outer side; armored sleeves (i.e., sleeves with attached armor plates); and leather-like top; all of this is worn atop an underlying padded suit. This last part was Hot Toy's effort to make sure the outer, visible clothing fills out, but as usual causes annoying partial restrictions in the articulation. The leather-like top looks great with its realistic, pitted texture. The armored sleeves are made of a ribbed rubbery material that in principle looks great, but folds in somewhat unsightly ways when you bend the arms at the elbows; more importantly, some have expressed concern that this part of the outfit would develop cracks after repeated bending and drying out. I am not too concerned, but it is possible, and I would have preferred the use of some ribbed fabric anyway.

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Fun Factor: 4/4 stars

Despite his very limited screen time, the Patrol Trooper is a cool-looking character that lends himself to inclusion into a variety of custom Star Wars scenes and situations. With his good articulation, he should be a fun addition to any scene or collection. And I write this without any intention of combining him with any other Solo characters (even if I intend to pick up a "Mud Trooper").

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Value: 3/4 stars

I am divided on this category. I pre-ordered this product for $210 (USD), but the common retail price now seems to be $220, and that does not include shipping. I thought the lower pre-order price comparatively decent, in line with other army-builder non-protagonists already produced by Hot Toys in the Star Wars franchise -- where $205-210 seems to be Hot Toy's rather twisted idea of a bargain. Seeing the new retail price makes me think twice about that conclusion (which was only relative anyway) and perhaps this category ought to lose another half star. But the figure itself is a great, if limited product, and the price is far lower than some of the egregious prices Hot Toys is asking for other, especially protagonist figures.

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Things to watch out for

Not much. As mentioned, the hands tend to pop off a little too easily, so you might want to keep an eye on them in case something disappears. The baton slides into its holder with some difficulty, and I recommend trying to slide it in from the underside (contrary to instructions). The holder itself can come off the belt, but you can easily re-attach it.

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Overall: 3.5/4 stars

I didn't know quite what to expect of this figure and wasn't sure how much I would like it, given how little I liked the film it was in and how much I resent the constant infusion of newer and ever sillier trooper types (at the expense of the established ones we know and love) even in what is supposed to be basically contemporary to the Original Trilogy. But I do like it: both as a design and as an action figure, with which I have very few gripes. The one real disappointment is the price, but that has to be what one expects of this company and license these days. Everything else about this product is passable at worst and great at best. Since these are troopers and they should come in plural (or at least dual) numbers, I was tempted to get one more, but given the (new and higher) price and the fact that we only see one on screen, I have for once managed to restrain myself.

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Where to Buy

Apart from eBay, I can suggest these:

Big Bad Toy Store for $220
Cotswold Collectibles for $220
Timewalker Toys for $220

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Shooting the photos for this review resulted in an impromptu photo story (the third this week!), which you can check out HERE.

Hope this was useful. What do you think?

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STAR WARS SpaceCops - Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:10 am

In part intending something very different (THIS), and in part inspired by blackpool (though I cannot compete with his excellence in photography and photoshop), I ended up putting this together. Disclaimer: do bear in mind it is all very much tongue in cheek, and while I am quite disappointed by the recent performance and attitudes of Lucasfilm, I am not actually quite as militant as so many of the hardcore fans and this is not necessarily a completely accurate representation of any of my views...

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Solo: A Star Wars Story has opened around the globe and is loved by fans and critics alike! The Imperial has expended its army with a newly introduced Patrol Trooper. These specialist Stormtroopers are the urban equivalent of scout troopers, wearing partial armor for greater mobility. The enlarged helmet incorporate enhanced-imaging sensors and communications gear, helping patrol troopers navigate crowded city streets and handle real-time data about suspects.

Today, Hot Toys is very excited to present the Imperial officer, Patrol Trooper in 1/6th scale collectible figure from the latest installment of the Star Wars Saga!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Patrol Trooper from Solo: A Star Wars Story featuring a newly designed Patrol Trooper helmet and armor, a meticulously tailored fabric suit and under-suit with armor details, weapons including a pistol and a baton!

Serve the Galactic Empire and recruit these Patrol Troopers into your Star Wars collection!

The 1/6th scale Patrol Trooper Collectible Figure specially features:
- Authentic and detailed likeness of Patrol Trooper in Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Newly designed Patrol Trooper helmet with mechanical details
- Specially applied white colored painting on armor with weathering effect
- Approximately 30.5cm tall
- Body with over 25 points of articulations
- Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable white-colored gloved hands including:
- One (1) pair of fist
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands
- One (1) pair of hands for holding weapons
- One (1) gesturing left hand

Costume:
- One (1) newly designed and finely crafted Patrol Trooper white-colored chest armor with weathering effect
- One (1) black-colored under-suit with white-colored armors
- One (1) black-colored Patrol Trooper belt
- One (1) pair of black-colored pants with white strip
- One (1) pair of white-colored armored boots with weathering effect

Weapon:
- One (1) pistol
- One (1) baton

Accessory:
- Specially designed figure stand with movie name, character nameplate and graphic card

Artists:
- Figure Painted by Lok Ho
- Figure Art Directed by JC. Hong

Release date: Approximately Q2 – Q3, 2019

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

©️ & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
©️ 2018 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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“I’ve waited a long time for a shot like this.” – Han Solo

The newest chapter of the Star Wars saga is unfolding in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story! Fans will finally learn the past of the galaxy’s most beloved scoundrel – Han Solo.

Times were tough under Imperial rule. Han, a street thief, worked for a notorious gang on Corellia, stealing goods and cutting deals on behalf of an ill-tempered crime boss. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

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Hot Toys reveals their first 1/6th scale collectible figure from Solo: A Star Wars Story: the main man himslef, Han Solo! Two versions of the character will see release, including a standard release (MMS491) and a deluxe version (MMS492) which includes Han Solo’s outfit on the planet of Vandor : a pair of goggles, a fur overcoat, and a climbing belt!

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The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Han Solo from Solo: A Star Wars Story. It features a newly developed head sculpt with striking likeness, a meticulously tailored outfit with brown-colored suede-like jacket, the iconic blaster pistol, an assortments of accessories including the symbolic gold-colored lucky dice, a wristwatch, a communicator and a specially designed figure stand.

The Deluxe Version will exclusively feature Han Solo’s outfit on the planet of Vandor including a pair of goggles, a fur overcoat, and a climbing belt!

Star Wars fans, be sure to pick up the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy for your next wild adventure with the Millennium Falcon!

The 1/6th scale Han Solo Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version) specially features:

- Newly developed head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture
- Brown color short hair sculpture
- Body with over 30 points of articulations
- Approximately 31 cm tall
- One (1) interchangeable hair sculpture with magnetic feature for wearing snow goggles***
- Three (3) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands
- One (1) right hand for holding weapon
- Four (4) pieces of brown-colored interchangeable gloved hands including:
- One (1) pair of relaxed gloved hands
- One (1) right hand for holding weapon
- One (1) gesturing left hand
- Three (3) pieces of dark brown-colored interchangeable gloved hands including:***
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands***
- One (1) right hand for holding weapon***
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:
- One (1) grayish blue and black- colored V-neck shirt
- One (1) brown-colored suede-like jacket
- One (1) dark brown-colored leather-like belt
- One (1) brown-colored leather-like blaster holster belt
- One (1) pair of dark blue-colored pants
- One (1) pair of black-colored boots with weathering effect
- One (1) dark brown-colored mink-like overcoat with brown suede-like inner-layered jacket***
- One (1) beige-colored scarf***

Weapon:
- One (1) blaster pistol

Accessory:
- One (1) pair of metallic gold-colored lucky dice
- One (1) watch
- One (1) communicator
- One (1) wearable snow goggles***
- One (1) climbing belt***
- Interchangeable graphic cards for figure stand***
- Specially designed figure stand with Star Wars logo and character nameplate

Artists:
- Head Sculpted by So Young Lee
- 3D Designed by Da Hye Kim
- Head Painted by E- Lee
- Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

*** Exclusive to Deluxe Version

Release date: Approximately Q2 – Q3, 2019

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

©️ & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
©️ 2018 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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Hasbro Solo 12" figures - Mon May 14, 2018 7:49 am

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Anyway, here are a couple of shots of the figures:

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Hey Gub,
Is it me, or do you a get a "young Arnold " vibe off the Han head sculpt?

I think the heads for these figures can be great affordable alternatives for kitbashing. The heads on the original Hasbro 12" figures were always a smidge too big, while these seem much better.

As for high end 1/6 figures from the new movie, I think it will be a certainty, even if the movie doesn't score ( I don't know much about it yet, waiting to surprise myself)
Then it will come down to who buys the liscencing versus who offers us "Gambling Space Pilot" , " Furry, Loyal Companion" and "Smooth Talking Confidence Man"
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Hasbro Solo 12" figures - Sat May 12, 2018 11:09 am

Hasbro has a near monopoly on the more affordable lines of Star Wars action figure collectibles, and it has a variety of lines and sublines of related products. For a while they brought us some high quality "super articulated" (14 points of articulation) action figures in the "classic" scale (3.75"), which they later abandoned for nicely sculpted and painted but underarticulated (5 points) figures; lately, they have brought back some of the "super articulated" figures with the nostalgic classical packaging; unfortunately (from my perspective), these have tended to be from the sequel trilogy rather than the original one (which remains my main interest). The Hasbro "Black Series" also includes a line of "super articulated" 6" figures, which have been quite good on the whole -- certainly in terms of articulations, and in many (if not all) cases in terms of quality of sculpt and paint.

Then there are their larger figures. But whether these are 1/4 (?) scale or 1/6 scale, and whether they are just regular figures or have electronic/sound features, these have been disappointingly underarticulated. I generally ignore them completely, except for the Rogue One stormtroopers, who have yielded up their nicely sculpted and proportional helmets for the use of my nicely-articulated Bandai models. But with the new Star Wars movie Solo coming up, we see products related to that film crop up in all Hasbro lines. I don't know how much of this will be translated into high-end sixth-scale collectables (besides, of course, the protagonists), so I did look at it. Especially the imperial troopers. In the tradition of Star Wars films, we are served with additional and increasingly dubious trooper types: the dirty and slightly modified Mimban Stormtrooper, the Ranger Trooper, the Mud Trooper, and the Patrol Trooper. Why regular stormtroopers and scout troopers could not have made do (besides the occasion for additional toy designs) remains (and will surely remain) a mystery. I suppose not everyone is like me, willing to shell out more money for already-existing trooper types. To add to the annoyance, so far they seem to be scattered among different lines: the Mud Trooper is 1/4 (?) scale, the Ranger Trooper is 6" (1/12 scale), the Mimban Stormtrooper is 3.75" (there might be a different scale version too), and the Patrol Trooper is 12" (1/6 scale). Perhaps eventually we'll get more of them in the same scale -- these products have a notably poor consistency of distribution, as Michael Crawford has pointed out.

I picked up Hasbro's basic 12" Han Solo and Patrol Trooper. At first sight I was impressed with the former's head sculpt, and I thought the Patrol Trooper might come in handy for kitbashing later on. The figures appear to be slightly under scale, closer to the 11.5" mark. As I expected, the articulation is atrocious: we are back to the old Kenner 3.75" five-point articulation, except that the hands can also rotate around the axis of the wrists. The paint application is also pretty poor: this is more visible on the Patrol Trooper where we need clean lines (ironically, it seems to be worst on the helmet, where it should be best), but also on some spots of Han, too (for example, the hair around and especially behind the ears). A repaint might help both. The sculpts are very good overall, especially considering that these were being sold for $8. In both cases the belts are (or were) a separate, softer-plastic piece affixed into place. The Patrol Trooper's lenses and Han's buckle are given appropriately glossy or shiny paint finishes; Han's eyes feature the dreaded paint dot. The Patrol Trooper design looks like a Stormtrooper, Scarif/Beach Trooper, and a Scout Trooper had some unholy union and somehow produced a bouncing baby boy featuring aspects of each type, vaguely reminiscent of things we end up seeing in the sequel trilogy; that said it is marginally cool-looking, or it would be, if it were not so transparently derivative and unnecessary. I suspect the same could be said for the other new trooper types.

Anyway, here are a couple of shots of the figures:

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