Thursday, November 7, 2013

Another Disappointing Plush Star Wars Angry Bird: Han Solo Yellow Bird!

The Good: Good stitching? Safe for children, Looks generally like the Han Solo Angry Bird.
The Bad: Vastly overpriced, Low playability.
The Basics: The Star Wars Angry Birds plush Han Solo is a ridiculous bit of merchandising that does little more than market the game.

The Angry Birds Star Wars merchandise has, largely, left me disappointed, though I keep ending up with new pieces of merchandise from Angry Birds Star Wars. The latest of these is the Han Solo Angry Birds plush. This follows in the collection that included the Leia Angry Bird plush (that review is here!) and the Luke Skywalker Angry Bird plush (reviewed here!) and Han Solo is equally ridiculous.

For those unfamiliar with the Han Solo character from Star Wars Angry Birds (reviewed here !), it doesn’t matter; the birds in Angry Birds do not have actual personalities. Instead, this is a parody of Han Solo and a combination with one of the smallest birds, the yellow Angry Bird.


The Star Wars Angry Birds plush Han Solo is part of a current movement in toys where recognizable characters are changed into something else entirely. This looks only vaguely like Han Solo as he appeared in A New Hope and with his additives – a hairpiece, vest, and blaster’s belt – he only looks slightly like the yellow Han Solo Angry Bird. This version of Yellow Angry Bird Han Solo is a 5” in diameter stuffed character that is essentially a big head with a blaster and white and black vest/shirt that is supposed to pass as Han Solo.

The Han Solo Angry Birds plush does not include any sort of extended costume or body; this is a very pure representation of the Angry Birds Han Solo with embroidered black eyes and yellow skin, a bright yellow beak and the costume sewn onto it.


There are no accessories with this plush doll, though the blaster is sewn onto the plush.


The playability of this Han Solo is severely limited as it is a plush and it does not have a body. Annoyingly, this plush falls over or rolls over constantly, so it is poor for posing as well. One supposes little children may snuggle with it because it is entirely soft, but that is about it.


The Commonwealth Toys Star Wars Angry Birds plushes seem to be a failure commercially, as I never seem to have any problem finding any of them, especially this silly Han Solo plush. One suspects as the current fad for inaccurate dolls and Angry Birds fades, these will rightly become worthless. As it stands now, they are vastly overpriced in the $10 - $22 range. I suspect that the peak price has already been reached and that Han Solo’s value will only go down as time goes on and people wake up to the fact that the Star Wars Angry Birds plush thing is a pretty lousy fad.


The Yellow Han Solo Angry Bird plush is ridiculous and not worth picking up!

For other plush toys, please check out my reviews of:
Super Deformed Santa Yoda
Ludo from Labyrinth
Giant Microbes Sore Throat


For other toy reviews, please visit my Toy Review Index Page for an organized listing!

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