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STAR WARS MICRO COLLECTION HOTH WAMPA CAVE
This playset recreates LUKE SKYWALKER's capture by HOTH WAMPA, the snow monster, plus HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA destroying the PROBOT. It has an "action launcher" to "launch" PROBOT and 4 unique die cast figures set in action poses! HOTH WAMPA Cave Action Playset can connect to other HOTH Playsets. Available Spring 1982. Ages 4 and up.
Source: 1982 Kenner Toy Fair Catalog
No doubt about it, the Hoth Wampa Cave was the runt of the Micro Collection litter. In fact, the term "playset" hardly even applies to it. To start with, the thing is just one solid piece of white plastic, shaped in the form of a cave. But it was also a little short on the action features-- just one little tab of plastic, which, when bent back and released, would send the included Probot figure flying up in the air.
Well, I suppose the line needed a low price-point component, and the figures included with the set were pretty cool. The Wampa piece, in particular, is a really fun figure.
To see the figures that came with this playset, click here.
First Issued: 1982