Chewbacca as "Snoova" the Bounty Hunter was seen in The Shadows Of The Empire, and was released in 1996. The figure came with three accessories, a blaster, a vibro axe, and an attachable hard-plastic cape. Chewbacca has only 5 joints (the head is not movable), and unfortunately the figure does not have the correct "Chewbacca" height. The blaster and the vibro axe fit nicely into both hands, and the small cape piece plugs in nicely on Chewie's back. The figure stands nicely on its own and doesn't need a stand. The paint application is cleanly applied. This Chewbacca action figure dressed up as "Snoova" was released way back in 1996 and it does feel pretty outdated when compared to modern figures.
While on Coruscant, Chewbacca discovered that the charismatic Xizor was responsible for the attempts on Skywalker's life. After a narrow escape from the labyrinth of Black Sun's hideout, Chewie was able to contact Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian and inform them that Leia was being held prisoner on Coruscant by Xizor. The band knew then that they had only one option: go to Coruscant and rescue Leia.