|Micro Collection Millennium Falcon (Sears Exclusive)|
Box Side (click to enlarge)
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.
To see the figures that came with this playset, click here.
First Issued: late 1982
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Empire Strikes Back|
|Category:||Toys / Small Scale Toys / Vehicles|