39339: Han Solo (Bespin outfit)
To me this is the definitive Han Solo figure. As a child I had the original figure (12 back release) but mine was the large head and that sculpt, to me, just looks horrid. In fact I didn’t even know the small head Han existed until 10 years ago when I found vintage collecting. As I think about my kids, who watch endless YouTube toy review videos, they know every variant of every figure (LEGO mini figures) and which kits they come in. So it would be impossible for them to not know of a variant. Got to love internet / YouTube.
Whilst I love the Hoth Han figure, given he is wearing that Parker as a kid I would also predominately use Han Bespin (unless I had the odd snow scene battle). So to me this figure is the true Han Solo in Kenner (and who doesn’t love that striping on his pants too!!).
As I write this intro piece I haven’t yet looked at the market. I’m thinking we will see some expensive figures. On to the data …..
Empire Strikes Back
41A AFA85Y – NM+ (C85 /B85 /F85) $370.00 – eBay Auction
41A Ungraded $255.00 – eBay auction
41A AFA80 NM (C75 / B85 / F80) $240.51 – eBay auction
41B Ungraded $81.01 – eBay Auction
POP has been removed, though not very neatly (was it really worth cutting the POP out all those years ago ?)
41D Ungraded $122.50 – eBay Auction
The POP has been cut out – but very neatly. Amazes me the care people went to to cut a POP out for a free figure but then keep the MOC pristine.
41D Ungraded $100 – eBay auction
45 AFA 85Y – NM (C80 / B80 / F85) $319.99 – eBay Auction
48B Ungraded $133.00 – eBay Auction
I always like when I can add a proof to the figure of the month data. I wonder if people will look back at this in 3 or so years and be staggered that proofs were selling for not much more than MOC’s. I’m still staggered these things don’t sell for a lot more …
48D Revenge proof AFA85 NM + $590.00. eBay Auction
Return of the Jedi
65B AFA75Y EX+/NM (C75/B85/F85) $199.99 – eBay Auction
Trilogo AFA75 (C75/B80/F85) $289.95 – eBay Auction
All in all I think I was a little surprised at the relative inexpensiveness of a number of these pieces. His debut card seemed priced about where your expect given some of the other 41 backs we’ve seen. There was a big drop off as we worked through the other card backs, though to be fair a lot of the pieces were less than pristine.
My highlight was the proof – really nice piece and I think a good price. The trilogo was also a nice looking piece.