Han's fancy new jacket has plenty of pockets.

What are these things?

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    Corellian Pez dispensers.
    – Kerr Avon
    Dec 31, 2015 at 11:32
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    Energy Gels to stave off bonking? Dec 31, 2015 at 11:35
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    I assumed it was some sort of e-cigarette.
    – Valorum
    Dec 31, 2015 at 11:38
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    Trader Saun Dann seems to have them in his jacket as well
    – Valorum
    Dec 31, 2015 at 14:19
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    Sausages. He watches It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
    – Wad Cheber
    Dec 31, 2015 at 22:23

3 Answers 3


They're detonators.

Page 46 of the visual dictionary shows this picture:

photo of the page,  with detonators on the left

While nothing states that what he has in his pocket are the detonators, the tip of what's poking out of his pocket closely resembles the bottom of the detonator (seen on the left hand of the page).

Further evidence that they're not fuel cells for the blaster are on the same page, where the fuel cell labelled is a cuboid.

Further, the only similar item I can see on 'modern' resistance pilots are signal flares, seen on Snap Wexley's leg.

visual dictionary page showing Snap Wexley's signal flares

On the older uniforms, the arm patch does indeed hold data cylinders (and safe passage documents for downed pilots) :

Luke showing off his data cylinders from a previous dictionary

I presume pilots no longer need safe passage documents nor data cylinders. They also probably don't need detonators, where a guy like Han would.

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    Damn. +1 for making me feel dumb. He's shown dealing with detonators in the novelization, duh!. Well, and for awsome answer :) Jan 1, 2016 at 15:50
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    I'm not entirely convinced. I've been playing with this image for about ten minutes now and try as I might, I can't find a way to size the detonators so that they fit into his pocket as shown, even if you chop off the bottoms.
    – Valorum
    Jan 1, 2016 at 16:33
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    @Richard, that's a good counterpoint. It's possible that it's a prop issue, but I haven't got anything better.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Jan 2, 2016 at 10:08
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    Hmm. The authorised jacket maker calls them "ammunition holders"; matchlesslondon.com/en/starwars
    – Valorum
    Nov 14, 2016 at 21:13
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    @Valorum: Why do the two images of detonators have to be the same model of detonator? You don't need to get those detonators to fit in those holes. Detonators come in all sizes. And maybe it was cold outside. Dec 20, 2016 at 15:58

I think detonators is probable answer, but after Han gives chewbacca a detonator he still has all three objects in his front pouch thing and he seemed to just have it in his hand

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    This would probably be better as a comment.
    – Valorum
    Aug 19, 2016 at 13:52
  • Could you elaborate on why they are likely to be detonators?
    – Adamant
    Aug 19, 2016 at 14:00
  • Do we actually see what he hands him?
    – DCShannon
    Aug 19, 2016 at 19:16
  • Flagged as NaA since it rather looks like a comment on the accepted answer.
    – Jenayah
    Aug 24, 2018 at 16:06

I ready on another site that these are "code cylinders". So, a smuggler like Han might have use for them to get authorization to dock at certain ports? Not sure how accurate that is.

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    Could you please edit in a link to this "other site"? Sourced answers tend to be preferred over unsourced ones :-)
    – Rand al'Thor
    Dec 20, 2016 at 16:04
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