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Lando Calrissian was always a fan favourite in the Star Wars saga. Han's old friend from way back when, it was him that Han won the Millenium Falcon from. We're introduced to him in The Empire Strikes Back and at the beginning, we question where his loyalties lie. However, in the Return of the Jedi, he comes through for Han and helps the Rebel Alliance take down the Empire.
Hasbro released a few Landos in their time, and this one features him not in his usual Bespin blue suit and cape, but instead what we see him like in Return of the Jedi, wearing smuggler gear, like his good friend Han often wears.
His face, made to look like Billy Dee Williams in his portrayal, looks great and as suave as you would expect, with a cool expression and slicked back hair.
The body is pretty poseable and has a fair few articulated joints. His clothes have been well made too and sports a space cowboy kind of look, with his waistcoat, jeans and holster. He comes with a blaster accessory, too as well as one of those collectible coins.
All in all, the Lando figure is on par with the rest of the Star Wars figures. It's exactly what you expect, with no more but no less, really. It looks good, nicely poseable and a great addition to a collection, or for a kid to replay out all the best scenes from his favourite film.
One of my favourite characters in the Star Wars saga has to be the suave Lando Calrissian played onscreen by Billy Dee Williams. When we first met him in 'Empire Strikes Back,' we were unsure whether he could be trusted, but he came good in the end and played a significant role in the defeat of the evil Empire. Kenner produced a set of Calrissian toys in the eighties, which included a Lando in Bespin fatigues and a Skiff disguise outfit. Many moons on, Hasbro have turned in their take on the toy. This time, Lando appears to be wearing clothing from 'Jedi'.
His face has been done well, with a lovely slicked back hairdo, capturing Williams' own style to a tee. The jet black colour has been caught well and there is a pleasing level of texturing to it. Facial features are firmly in check, with neat eyes and a tight pair of lips fleshing it out.
His torso is beefier than one might expect and he sports a casual white undershirt, covered with a waistcoat. The waistcoat is sitting nicely, suggesting movement around his body area. Lando's arms are in a shapely pose, which adds a flourish to his look.
I was particularly pleased to see his belt had been made substantial, so he can carry his supplies, as he would do in the film. This sits proudly over his slcaks, which are a deep resonating blue colour. The figure can be posed at the head, arms and legs, so you could have him pilot a craft.
To give him added value, the toy comes with a coin. The coin marks the 30th anniversary of Star Wars and is a nice little add on, alongside Lando's blaster. A fine figure, he should cost you about six pounds in the UK as new.