With winter just around the corner, I figure now’s as good a time as any to profile a figure from Hoth, my favorite Star Wars environment. I’ve spoken before as to why I have such a fascination with the setting, which is why I sometimes worry if I give a figure like this one special treatment, but he is a good figure in my eyes. I don’t think the Hoth Rebels are as iconic as other Star Wars army builders, but that doesn’t hold this figure back, and there’s something to be appreciated from his simplicity.
As a sculpt, he’s very detailed, but a bit chunkier than most other Kenner figures. I suppose it could be assumed that his uniform is bulkier than usual, which would make sense and be a nice touch in ways. He has a fairly good amount of paint for a vintage figure, with details like the badge on his chest painted, the strap on his goggles and his belt around his waist. It’s very detailed looking in comparison to most of the figures from years prior, and even a few others from 1980. I’m personally a little more fond of Hoth Luke and Han, but this guy’s still a good looking figure, and it’d be a shame for anyone collecting the vintage guys to not have a few of him.