“ Manufacturer: Hasbro / Age: 4 Years+ „
We were first introduced to the mysterious Hoth planet in the film 'The Empire Strikes Back.' The desolate ice planet provided a superb setting for an opening battle and also saw Luke Skywalker come face to face with a nasty Hoth Wampa in a cave. This Hoth playset has been released by Hasbro, who manufacture a lot of the Star Wars toys these days.
The set comprises five figures, who were all in the film. We get the adorable Han Solo who comes in his Hoth attire. Han wears a well moulded jacket with a hood which covers his head. There is excellent detail on the hood and the colours are a lot better than the original Kenner toy. Han is fully poseable and comes with a blaster weapon. We obviously have to have Chewbacca to go with him, who was with Han when they set out to rescue Luke in the snowstorm. Chewbacca has been slightly adapted, though is still similar to the first Hasbro edition of the figure. His shaggy coat boasts excellent detail and his aggressive look has been captured very well. Chewbacca can be moved at the legs and arms and comes with a very decent weapon which can be held or strapped around his neck or shoulder.
More interesting are the other characters in the set. An Imperial Probe Droid, with firing missile is a welcome addition. Looking like a spider, it has a metallic finish and spindly joints which add an air of creepiness to it. It can be swivelled on the body too, which of course it does in the film.
Two more droids complete the set, a K3P0, who is essentially a whiter version of C3PO. it is great to see him here, as he is literally only in the film for a few seconds, waddling around in the Hoth rebel base. He can be moved at the head, arms and legs. Finally, we have R5M2, a smaller robot who can be moved at the head and on his legs too. He is a rare character and will thrill fans.
The figures come in a lovely presentation box. A beautiful collector's piece worth checking out.