Glasslite Han Solo

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Figure

Han Solo Mercenário Estelar

DIFFERENCES: Compared to the Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Han Solo has:

  • Moulded in harder plastic
  • Pale face, neck and hands
  • Lighter reddish hair
  • Lighter brown eyebrows
  • Brown eyes (Kenner has black)
  • Hand painted detail on hands
  • Excess mould flashing
  • Packaged with a solid black Jawa blaster

 

A Kenner figure with an identical COO is used for the comparison.

Glasslite on the right / front view
Glasslite on the right / left side view
Glasslite on the right / rear view
Glasslite on the right / right side view
Glasslite on the right / head close up

Poor QA also resulted in minor differences between batches.

  • Differences in paint applications
  • Hand painted & spray masked red strips on the legs
  • Mould Flash (seen here on the legs)
POOR QA: Two Glasslites with hand painted detail.
POOR QA: Glasslite on the bottom, note the hand painted detail.
POOR QA: Glasslite on the bottom, note the hand painted detail.
POOR QA: Two Glasslite examples with excessive flashing around the legs.

Blaster

The Glasslite Han Solo came with a solid black Jawa blaster compared to the black/blue rebel blaster which came with the Kenner figure. Note that the Jawa blaster mould is identical to the silver version which came with the Princess Leia action figure.

Comparision
Comparision
Comparison photo showing the Glasslite solid black and silver Jawa blasters.

WATER TEST

  • Both Blasters float when placed in water
  • Neither Blaster will sink if tapped
Comparison photo showing the Glasslite solid black and silver Jawa blasters.

COO

The Glasslite Han Solo belongs to COO family II this family contains two main COO marking variations.

The original mould tooling was stamped “HONG KONG” where the production for the earliest version of this figure took place. During the products life and possibly as part of a cost reduction exercise production was moved. There the country of origin “HONG KONG” was filled in to leave a smooth NO COO scar.

This version of mould tooling was later shipped to Brazil and used by Glasslite and is therefore common to both the Kenner & Glasslite.

Cardback

The name plate label above the figure bubble was added during the final stages of production – judging from the random placement of these labels this process appears to have been manual rather then automated.

The name plates contained three pieces of information: the Character Name, Description and a Unique Reference Number

“Han Solo – Mercenário Estelar” translated into English meaning “Han Solo – Space Mercenary”

Glasslite used the same generic card artwork for all their figures, this method was echoed with their Droids product line.