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STAR WARS MICRO COLLECTION MILLENNIUM FALCON VEHICLE
Here's where all the action began for HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA. Now the Rebel Alliance depends on them! The top of the MILLENNIUM FALCON comes off and reveals extra play areas and storage compartments. In fact, this vehicle includes nearly all your favorite features scaled to size. With die cast figures included, it adds another great dimension to STAR WARS fun. Ages 4 and up. Assembly required
Image Source: 1982 Sears Wish Book
The Micro Collection Millennium Falcon was awesome; definitely my favorite toy in the line. Unlike Kenner's Millennium Falcon action figure toy, which was so out of scale that the figures couldn't even stand up inside of it, the Micro version of the vehicle was acceptably sized in relation to the tiny metal figures that came with it. Other notable features included a pop-up access hatch to the outside of the hull, a gunner's chair, and rotating cannons on the ship's top and bottom. (It was the only vintage Falcon toy to feature this movie-accurate detail.)
The six figures the toy came with indicate it was meant primarily to re-create scenes from The Empire Strikes Back. Chewie takes a pose from Echo Base on Hoth, when the Wookie is seen repairing the Falcon; Han, crouching with his blaster ready, is meant to represent the character as he's fending off laser blasts while trying to escape from Hoth; the poses of Lando and Luke derive from the end of the film, when a one-handed Luke is rescued from the bottom of Cloud City; and Threepio and Artoo...well, they're just Threepio and Artoo. It's really a shame that a Leia figure wasn't included in the set, as she spent a good portion of the film aboard the vehicle.
Meant for a limited release via Sears during the 1982 Christmas season, followed by a wide release in '83, the Falcon fell victim to the pre-mature cancellation of the Micro line and was never issued in large numbers. In the end, collectors could only get it by going through Sears, and Sears didn't carry it for too long. Consequently, it stands today as the most expensive toy, loose or packaged, in the entire line.
To see the figures that came with this playset, click here.
First Issued: late 1982
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