Name: Millennium Falcon
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Number: N/A (Vehicles) (Exclusive)
Source: A New Hope*
Availability: November 2012
* Some of the Millennium Falcon's features source it to The Empire Strikes Back.
Collectors should hand it to Hasbro sometimes. In 2008, they brought us one of the greatest products of all time. The Legacy Collection’s Millennium Falcon was about the best gift possible. Hasbro HAD to build the Millennium Falcon from scratch because the molds of the original 1979 vehicle (and subsequent retools and repaints) became damaged that they couldn’t use the tooling any more. So, they decided when it was appropriate to revisit this vehicle from the ground up that they would do it the right way. This meant that the vehicle would be made in a larger scale and have more play features than ever before with a healthy dose of electronics. When the vehicle was released in 2008, collectors were wowed to unprecedented levels. The vehicle is honestly not too practical for kids. It’s so big that it’s extremely difficult for young children to carry this massive beast from one play area to the next. Does this by default make it a collector-focused item? We find that doubtful, but apparently younger Star Wars fans will have to “grow into it”.
In 2008, we fantasized about this behemoth getting released in some sort of “vintage-styled” packaging right after it was released in The Legacy Collection. Back then we had no idea that The Vintage Collection was two years out, so our impatience got the better of us and we became discontent with Hasbro. The Legacy Collection was a fantastic basic figure line, but the packaging left a lot to be desired, especially for larger items like the Millennium Falcon. Blue/white doesn’t have the staying power of silver/black. That’s universally agreeable. So we wished and hoped that we would one day see this is some classic homage paying packaging. That day is here. Hasbro announced that an unchanged version of 2008’s TLC Millennium Falcon would indeed be released as a Toys R Us exclusive in the Fall of 2012 and it made all of us who collected The Vintage Collection very, very happy. That was until we found out what the MSRP was going to be. If there is one area this items fails, it’s the retail price. It’s a staggering $249.99. In 2008, the Millennium Falcon retailed for $149.99 (a more than fair price). Sadly, not even the packaging makes this worthy of your hard earned dollars.
Assortment Number: A1466
Retail: $249.99 USD
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
Status: Millennium Falcon is a straight repack of 2008's TLC Millennium Falcon vehicle.
Articulation Count: TBD
Articulation Details: TBD
Accessory Count: 29
Accessory Details:7 projectiles, 7 landing gear legs, anterior quad cannon, posterior quad cannon, laser cannon, radar dish, 1 smuggling compartment panel door, 2 covers, 2 front mandibles, escape pod (miniature vehicle), cockpit canopy, side hatch cover, holochess aliens (Mantellian Savrip and Kintan Strider/houjix/k'lor'slug)
Date Stamp: 2008
Status: Han Solo is a straight repack of 2007's TAC Han Solo (30 11) figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel forearms, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: blaster
Date Stamp: 2007
Status: Chewbacca is a straight repack of the figure that came in 2005's TSC Early Bird Figures multipack.
Articulation Count: 15 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel hands, double ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: crossbow (2 pieces)
Date Stamp: 2004
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