View Full Version : Han Solo: Endor Raid Variation
06-08-2002, 04:02 PM
Rebelscum is reporting this afternoon that there is a variation on the Han Solo: Endor Raid figure. The Droid Caller on his belt, that activates his quick draw feature has been changed from the incorrect white, to a more correct grey color. Here is the report, and some pictures for those intrested in this sort of thing. :)
Han Endor Variation
Mark: According to our information, early versions of the figure were produced with a white "droid caller" action lever. Later versions, as seen in our archives, now sport a gray lever/caller. The gray lever is actually closer to movie accurate than the early version, but variation hunters are sure to watch for both just the same. Good luck, and happy hunting!
MTFBWY and HH!!
Jar Jar Binks
06-08-2002, 04:05 PM
I guess I got the corrected one then, because I have the grey one. At least, I think I have the grey one.
When I get a chance, I'll go check it out :D.
*slaps forehead* Owwww.....
06-08-2002, 07:00 PM
Oh, another Saga figure variation! What a surprise!:rolleyes:
Eh, this will go the way of the closed handed Tusken Raider and open handed Han Hoth from the POTF2 line. Anybody remember those? I didn't think so.
06-08-2002, 07:04 PM
I remember them, I used to be quite the varient collector back in the day. Thank the gods that I broke myself of that habit when POTJ and Saga figures came out. :)
MTFBWY and HH!!
Jar Jar Binks
06-08-2002, 09:16 PM
as you can see in my signature...i still hunt them.....especially the episode I-current ones....they give my collection more.......vibrence. (and if we have a variation we don't need, like the obi-wan w/out background, i open it.
06-08-2002, 09:46 PM
Hey, to each his own I guess.:)
I used to hunt for variants also, back in the early days of POTF2, until I noticed a basic rule for how to judge a rare figure. "If I (meaning me, BigB) can actually find it on the pegs at retail, then it is not rare." End of story. I have no luck with such things. So the next time you want to know if a variant will be rare or not, then just ask me if I have found them on the pegs. If so, then you know it will never be rare.;)
Besides look at the history of the line. Of all the variants of the vintage line (small/large head Han, orange/brown snake Yoda, teeth/no teeth Lando, turtle/crew-neck Leia Bespin, brown/yellow hair Luke, grey/white hair Ben, vinyl/cloth cape Jawa, red/blue Snaggletooth, green/blue saber Luke Jedi) only two of them are really worth a significant amount above their common counterpart, on average. Blue Snaggletooth and Vinyl Caped Jawa. Both of those represented an actual production change, not simply an accessory color change or a paint correction.
I know variations like the Bespin Leia's neckline and Han Hoth's scarf are legitimate mold changes; but they are not really prominent enough to get a lot of notice, and were both available in relatively equal numbers.
But if you have fun collecting variants, then who am I to tell you to stop?:)
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