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Hasbro Unveils New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Action Figures, Including Han Solo

by Andrew Reiner on Oct 08, 2015 at 09:02 AM

The second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens gave us our first look at the return of Han Solo and Chewbacca, two characters we assumed would be front-and-center in most of the merchandise leading up to the film's December 18 release. If you head to a store and walk down any toy aisle, you'll see that the shelves are flooded with new toys and products based on this film, but Han Solo isn't a part of most of it. The only significant toy featuring this iconic character is the Millennium Falcon Lego set. Disney and LucasFilm clearly wanted manufacturers to focus mostly on the new faces of Star Wars.

As the film's release date inches closer, there's a chance we might start seeing more of the Original Trilogy's cast. At this year's New York Comic Con, Hasbro unveiled a new wave of 6" Force Awakens  figures featuring Captain Solo. The line also consists of Ello Asty, General Hux, a Resistance Fighter, and a Snowtrooper. No release dates were given for these figures, but we have a feeling we'll see them on toy stores around the launch of the film.