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Hasbro’s Han Solo Movie Toys Reveal a Key Millennium Falcon Detail

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Hasbro’s Han Solo Movie Toys Reveal a Key Millennium Falcon Detail

Ahead of this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, Hasbro has debuted its first merchandise for Solo: A Star Wars Story, including its own take on the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, which appears to reveal a potential spoiler about the original design of the iconic ship.

As with LEGO’s “Kessel Run Millennium Falcon” set, Hasbro’s version offers a good look at how the Falcon appeared when it rolled off the assembly line — only previously glimpsed in the teaser for Solo, and in leaks. Inspired by Ralph McQuarrie’s original design, this is the vessel as it looked under Lando Calrissian’s ownership, before Han made extensive modifications.

Hasbro's Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

Hasbro’s Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

But, as Entertainment Weekly points out, the differences between this Millennium Falcon and the one we know and love don’t end with the blue paint, pristine interiors, and “missing” front-facing mandibles. Close inspection of the toy’s nose appear to show laser cannons that swing out and lock into place. While the website notes that toys sometimes feature “bonus blasters,” these would seem to be weapons that didn’t survive Han’s modifications — or perhaps even the events of Solo.

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Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film arrives in theaters on May 25.

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