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STAR WARS MICRO COLLECTION HOTH TURRET DEFENSE ACTION PLAYSET
This Action Playset has two "exploding" gun turrets on a realistic snow base. The turrets click when turned and have opening hatches for figures. It also comes with 6 unique die cast figures set in action poses. HOTH Turret Defense Action Playset connects to other HOTH Playsets. Assembly required. Ages 4 and up.
Source: 1983 Kenner Toy Fair Catalog
The only Hoth-based Micro set not included in the large Hoth World ensemble, the defining feature of the Turret Defense toy was its representions of the cannon mounts used by the Rebels on Hoth. It featured six figures, including versions of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and a Rebel commander. The TaunTaun-mounted Luke figure is kind of odd, since the character is not seen riding the beast after the beginning of the film, long before the battle with the Empire begins. But no matter-- it's a neat figure.
To see the figures that came with this playset, click here.
First Issued: 1982