Win Your Very Own Life Size Han Solo Figure!

Via Sideshow Collectibles:

Starting June 16th, Sideshow Collectibles, Empire Magazine, and ThinkGeek are offering Star Wars fans across the galaxy a chance to win the ultimate prize: a 7 foottall Han Solo in Carbonite Life Size Figure! Valued at nearly U.S. $7,000.00, this piece of the Star Wars film legacy captures every detail of the frozen smuggler from one of the most iconic moments in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – recently ranked by Empire Magazine as the best film of all time!

Depending on the layout of your ship or palace, Han can be mounted on a wall or displayed on a magnificent themed base. With screen-­‐accurate light-­‐up effects, side panel components, and rear power canisters, this incredible Life-­‐Size Figure looks so realistic you could tell your friends you froze him yourself! And if you miss out on scoring the grand bounty, ThinkGeek is generously offering a hefty “Han Solo” prize pack for the runner up! This pack will include almost EVERYTHING Han Solo related from the extensive catalogue. This Han nirvana will consist of: Han Solo in Carbonite bottle opener, Han Solo in Carbonite Business Card Case, Han Solo in Carbonite Rug (Large/X-­‐Large), I Love You / I Know Cufflinks, Star Wars Black 6″ Action Figures -­‐ Han Solo, Star Wars Han Frozen in Carbonite Poster, Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray, Star Wars Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener, Star Wars Millennium Falcon Windshield Sunshade, and Star Wars Towels -­‐ Han Solo.

This exclusive contest will run until August 15th. On August 21st, one lucky winner will become the ‘Solo’ collector that gets to bring home Jabba’s most sought after Carbonite trophy and the runner up will get a cargo hold full of Han awesomeness! So prepare to be the envy of every Star Wars fan on the planet, and may the Force be with you! Enter here!


George Lucas reveals that Harrison Ford wanted Han Solo to die


George Lucas has dropped a bombshell on Star Wars fans by revealing that Harrison Ford wanted his character, Han Solo, to be killed off during The Empire Strikes Back.

The 70-year-old – who created the Star Wars franchise – admitted the actor kept asking for his character to die during the fifth instalment after he was frozen and sealed in carbonite and delivered to Jabba the Hutt.

‘Harrison kept yelling through the whole thing, “Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!”, Lucas recalled.

‘I said, “Harrison, I can’t kill you. I need you at the end of the next movie. There’s this love thing going on. But I’ll do the next best thing. I’ll put you in a slab of concrete and ship you off to Mars”, he told Empire.

We bet he’s glad that he wasn’t now, as although Lucas has since sold the franchise to Disney, Ford, along with other members of the original Star Wars cast such as Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, are due to appear in the upcoming Star Wars Episode 7.