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Up close with the 'Star Wars' Han Solo Hoth edition sixth-scale figure

The EW Community is all about fandom, and it’s no secret I’m a huge Star Wars fan. So I was thrilled when Sideshow Collectibles sent me their new Captain Han Solo—Hoth sixth-scale figure for review.

There are two versions of this figure; one has a blue parka and the other has a brown one. Mine is brown (but he’s also got a blue jacket underneath, so bonus!). Both retail for $199.99 and are currently available for preorder with an estimated arrival date in April or May. And it’s definitely worth the money.

The figure is well made, with multiple points of articulation for lots of posing, and the accessories are great. Of all the fun details, my personal favorite is Han’s DL-44 blaster. Yes, I did run around the house making “pew-pew” noises with it. (No, I didn’t take video.)

However, talking about it isn’t the same as seeing it, so how about we get around to showing off this gorgeous figure?

Let’s start with some of the professional photography courtesy of Sideshow, so you can view the figure in its optimal setting.

Sideshow Han Solo

Sideshow Han Solo

Sideshow Han Solo

Here’s what it looked like when I received the figure and took it out of the box. I’m sure you appreciate my oh-so-professional photography. That said, there really isn’t a difference in how cool the figure actually looks; the folks at Sideshow are much better at taking pictures and posing their figures. But hey, that’s to be expected.

Sideshow Han Solo

Here’s the box—both closed and open. The figure is well packed and everything is nicely snug and secure.

Sideshow Han Solo

Sideshow Han Solo

Sideshow Han Solo

Here’s a look at him on the stand in his brown parka. For those of you wondering where the blue jacket is, it’s under the parka. Yep, I get to undress Han Solo. Lucky me!

As you can see, the accessories even include a lightsaber, for all your tauntaun eviscerating needs.

Sideshow Han Solo

Hey, how do you work this thing? Also, very cool that the goggles are adjustable.

Sideshow Han Solo

Han’s binoculars. He was checking things out across the way.

Sideshow Han Solo

Sideshow Han Solo

Han thinks my blaster photography is subpar. He’s totally right. I’m sure he’s pondering that.

Sideshow Han Solo

The face on this thing. The detail is gorgeous.

Sideshow Han Solo

I got him out of the parka. You’ll notice that the scarf is used in the professional pictures to cover his face. I went for a little more fashionable flyer-boy myself.

Sideshow Han Solo

If I have one criticism, it’s that I wasn’t sure whether the helmet is removable. He looks a little funny with it on here because his head looks big, but that’s due more to the angle than anything. That said, action shot!

Sideshow Han Solo

From the side. Yes, I had fun putting Han in GQ-style poses.

Sideshow Han Solo

Finally, this last photo, in which Han ponders the meaning of life.

Sideshow Han Solo

All in all, I love this figure and I think it’s gorgeously made. If you’re a Star Wars fan, it’s definitely a great addition to your collection.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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