Part of the attraction collectors have to this item certainly stems from its rarity. But it's also just a really cool toy: Not only is its detailing very accurate with respect to the vehicle seen in the film, it's packed with neat action features. Each of the two levers located towards the back of the Skiff controls a different feature. One lowers the landing gear while the other activates the gang plank, which has a flap at its end, allowing figures to be convincingly dumped into an imaginary Sarlaac. Another cool feature of the toy was the "planetary map" that it came packaged with, a sort of catalog cum poster with attractive graphics.
Unfortunately, the Skiff is also quite fragile-- I seriously can't imagine it staying intact for long in the hands of enthusiastic youngsters. But, to collectors, its delicacy only serves to make it more attractive.
It should be noted that, in 2000, Hasbro re-issued the Skiff using the tooling developed for the original toy. However, the newer version differs from its vintage counterpart in obvious ways, including the presence of a newer copyright date.
First Issued: 1985 (POTF packaging)
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Power of the Force|
|Category:||Toys / Action Figure Related / Vehicles|