There they are, blast ’em!
One of the coolest toys produced for the Star Wars license was Han Solo’s blaster, sold as the “Star Wars Laser Pistol” by Kenner in the US and Toltoys here in Australia.
This was a top toy, fun sound effects and great feel in the hand. I still recall my disappointment with the flimsy inflatable light saber as a kid, and subsequent envy of the lucky sods running around the playground with one of these. Han Solo was right, ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side.
It’s another example of an early release Star Wars toy completely re-branded by Toltoys for the Australian market. They turn up fairly frequently, although not often in good condition.
PS – It’s good to be back posting by the way, I have been busy collecting and working on some other stuff, I have a few nice little items to share that will make their way here over the next few weeks 🙂
PPS – I’ve added labels to all my previous posts for better navigation, as well as attempting to add an RSS subscription feed so that you can be alerted when a new post appears. Not actually sure if it works yet, it’s the little orange doohickey on the extreme right in the location bar of your browser. I sound so tech it scares me.
Love this website BTW. I am a Kenner Star Wars collector myself here in Australia. I have a question. The Han Blaster I have is the same as the picture of the boxed one above. Star Wars logo, Silver secondary button and silver battery cover knobs. The Kenner US version appears to have Black buttons and or red trigger. Is the silver knobs a Toltoys thing? Reason I ask this is I have a blaster bought here from a childhood collection. The blaster is the same as the boxed version. Nothing Toltoys stamped on the COO though. Any help would be great. Thank you
Hey Michael, to my knowledge both versions were released in Toltoys branded boxes. Cheers! Will
Thank you for the reply