Since Hasbro couldn't even decide on the final color, now we all have to decide which one we're going to buy. So I figured we could do a quick semi-informal poll of the collectors here, to see which choice is more popular. Here's our choices.
Blue - Thanks to the lighting in the Hoth Base, and a mistake in the color assignment in the Vintage line we've lived with the idea that Han's coat is Blue. So while it's a nice omage to the vintage version, it's technically inaccurate. Note that's my own opinion after studying the pictures and my laserdiscs.
Brown - Long contested, but after several examples of evidence were posted here and at forums around the net it's somewhat clear that this is the correct color. Even the charecter color sheets support this choice. And so do I, but don't let that influence your choice. I'm just going by the evidence.
Both - Hand your wallets to Hasbro now. Hasbro is making both camps happy, but making your wallet sad if you need both. But atleast you'll have a nice version of Han that looks like the vintage one. As well as one that is movie accurate. Hasbro atleast tries to please everyone.
My choice? Both. I like the idea that Hasbro took the time to try to determine the color. And while the evidance does point to brown, they didn't want to cause a rumblings in the blue camp. So I'll support both choices. Now let's hope that another color camp doesn't surface and demand a 3rd choice.
MTFBWY and HH!!
Jar Jar Binks