February 2012 – Hoth Rebel Soldier
For February, I won another auction on eBay, this time for the Hoth Rebel Soldier from the Empire Strikes Back. I won this figure on eBay for the low price of a $1.80 and shipping of $4.00, so not a big investment. This figure came in reasonable shape, but a little dirty. The joints and paint are alright on it, but I will take some time at some point to clean him up a bit better. I owned this one when I was a kid, and recall playing with him a lot, and I actually had a few. Funny story, I am almost embarrassed to admit, but I always thought he was Luke in Hoth gear, and really only realized he was not when I was researching vintage figures at the start of the year that I needed. This figure was released in 1980 as part of the Empire Strikes Back wave.