AFJ’S TOP 10 COOLEST LANDO CALRISSIAN ACTION FIGURES

For a character that started out as a betrayer of Han Solo, Lando Calrissian has become a massive fan favorite. Let's chalk it up to one of the coolest actors to ever grace the silver screen, Billy Dee Williams. Lucasfilm and Disney are matching that coolness factor with Donald Glover portraying a younger Lando in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Since AFJ already saluted the title character of the upcoming film (seen HERE), we thought we would give you the Top 10 action figures of the old smoothy, the Chief Administer of Cloud City, Master of the Maneuver at the Battle of Taanab, and hero of the Battle of Endor, Lando Calrissian. Whick figure would you add to the list, Junkies? #AFJ4LIFE

STAR WARS POTJ: LANDO CALRISSIAN BESPIN ESCAPE - HASBRO

STAR WARS POTJ- LANDO CALRISSIAN BESPIN ESCAPEIt is interesting that Hasbro refers to this Lando as the "Bespin Escape". If this were true, should he not be capless? The "Power of the Jedi" was a turning point for the Star Wars line as it marked the return to cloth capes and robes for certain characters. We also appreciate that this Lando is one huge leap from the overly muscular one that debuted in in the 1995 line. 

STAR WARS COMPLETE 1997 LANDO CALRISSIAN GENERAL GEAR - HASBRO
STAR WARS COMPLETE 1997 LANDO CALRISSIAN GENERAL GEARIt was a tough call between this one and his Kenner counterpart. However, this one was easily more obtainable and therefore more fun. After all, we never took the Kenner General Lando out of the pack, this one got in a few adventures before we realized were in college and shouldn't be playing with our toys. 

LANDO CALRISSIAN (SANDSTORM OUTFIT) - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - HASBRO
Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit) - The Vintage Collection #89, 2012Some would say that Hasbro was scraping the bottom of the barrel when it came to this line of Star Wars figures, which they referred to as a "Deleted Scene Blu-ray Figure". We disagree because here was a chance to spotlight those extra, mythical, deleted scenes that were finally seeing the light of day.

STAR WARS 30TH ANNIVERSARY LANDO CALRISSIAN IN SMUGGLER DISGUISE - HASBRO
Star Wars 30th Anniversary LANDO CALRISSIAN IN SMUGGLER DISGUISEWe have placed the "Smuggler Disguise" Lando on our list because he clearly raided Han's wardrobe on the Falcon. True, the Falcon used to be Lando's ship, but the man left Cloud City in a hurry. He had bogart some clothes from somewhere. Chewy certainly doesn't wear any.

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES LANDO CALRISSIAN WAVE 11 - HASBRO
Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Action Figure Wave 11 - Lando Calrission
Finally, Hasbro has released a Black Series figure of Lando. If only he was as readily available as Rose Tico (#55), Constable Zuvio (#09), Target's Executioner First Order Trooper (no numbers on exclusives), and the Resistance Trooper (#10). Oh well, I guess he'll just be twice as cool when I actually find one in a store. You can still order Lando in a case from Wave 11 HERE.

STAR WARS LANDO CALRISSIAN SKIFF GUARD ROTJ - HASBRO
TAR WARS OTC LANDO CALRISSIAN SKIFF GUARD ROTJ 1The Skiff Guard figure is a solid choice as it represents a turning moment in the opening of Return of the Jedi. Just as Chewbacca gets taken away in chains we learn that something is up, as one of Jabba's guards pulls down his mask to reveal Lando. Hasbro took it up a notch with this sculpt by vastly improving the points of articulation over his Kenner counterpart.

STAR WARS LANDO CALRISSIAN SIXTH SCALE FIGURE (HEROES OF THE REBELLION) - SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
Sideshow LANDOThis limited edition release (1500) was only $79.99. He has since been archived and well sought after, much like Captain Solo in the original trilogy. This is a fantastic piece by Sideshow, though incredibly dated by what they release today, we think it is super cool. Billy Dee is breathing right there in front of you. All he needs is a bottle of Colt 45.

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES LANDO CALRISSIAN (SOLO) - HASBRO
Donald Glover, Lando CalrissianIt is the first and only Donald Glover Lando on our list. We know that in the future there will be more Lando's (in Glover's guise) on subsequent top 10s and Star Wars lists. Personally, we are hoping for the big furry coat Lando we have seen in the trailer. Order the Solo Lando HERE.

STAR WARS RETURN OF THE JEDI - LANDO CALRISSIAN (SKIFF GUARD DISGUISE) - KENNER
STAR WARS RETURN OF THE JEDI - LANDO CALRISSIAN (SKIFF GUARD DISGUISE) - KENNERThere is just something special about your first figure and my first Return of the Jedi was Lando in Skiff Guard disguise. Granted, I hadn't seen the movie yet, but my Mom scored one of these for me. Why was Lando dressed like this? Was this a laser firing ax? Oh, the adventures I had.

STAR WARS EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- LANDO CALRISSIAN - KENNER
Star Wars- Lando CalrissianWhat's cooler than cool? LANDO! The original, the best, and the guy who saved Leia and Luke at the end of The Empire Strikes Back. Seriously, Junkies, this Lando had so many adventures between Empire and Jedi that we quickly forgave him for betraying Han. We had to and we're glad he made it out of the second Death Star in time.

 

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    Joe May 31, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    My all time favorite Lando figure was the vintage Kenner Return of the Jedi General Lando figure. That was my go-to figure as a kid.

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