Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rob's Room: Star Wars - Han Solo Torture Action Figure!

Han Solo Torture Action Figure -- appropriate for children, ages 4+... 
(original idea via Raiders of the Lost tumblr)
Read more about the device itself at Star Wars Amino.  

In the Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays book The Empire Strikes Back director, Irvin Kershner, says of the torture scene:  
I originally filmed more shots of Solo as he is being tortured. There were flashes of electricity everywhere. But it was cut out because we were afraid it might be too intense for children. We also took out some of his screaming offscreen when Vader is talking to Lando outside the cell.


j-swin said...

Sigh...now, don't get me wrong, I love Star Wars. LOVE it. Grew up with it, had all the figures, dorked out to it with the woman I eventually married, we shared it with our kid who in turn loves it. LOVE it. But they've gone 'round the bend on these figures.

Ps. When we were little, the "torture rack" was a cardboard toilet paper tube and the VCR remote.

Tony Nichols said...

I remember having the most fun with Tic-Tac boxes, metal Band-aid containers, the plastic netting from produce, and other "junk" that made for perfect props with my figures. And a cardboard box, a knife, tape, and markers made for the perfect space stations, bunkers, etc.