Life is full of many "firsts," and one of those momentous milestones is seeing Han Solo's Millennium Falcon for the first time in Star Wars: A New Hope and Luke blurting out his unfiltered opinion of its unworthiness as a space vessel. There she was, crouched low in Docking Bay 94, with its side-mounted cupola cockpit, looking like she'd been flown hard and put away without a wash.
We know now the Falcon had some "special modifications" and could outrun the big Corellian ships and even made the Kessel Run run in less than 12 parsecs, but it was love at first sight with that initial glimpse as it blasted its way out of Mos Eisley and made the jump to light speed.
The Millennium Falcon is one of the most recognizable spaceships in cinematic history, and to mark the 40th birthday of the space fantasy, Sideshow Collectibles has partnered with EFX Collectibles in delivering this magnificently detailed 1/100 scale replica of the famous smuggler's freighter.
Beautifully crafted, she measures 8.5" H x 16.25" x 19" L and is equipped with LED light-up effects and a custom display base. It's a bit abusive on the bank account at $599, but hey, what better way to celebrate this anniversary than steering one into your collection?
Available for pre-order now with an expected delivery of August-September 2017.
Here's the official description and images in the gallery below:
The Millennium Falcon with its Captain, Han Solo, and his first mate Chewbacca, played an important role in many of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest victories over the forces of the dreaded Empire. It was just by a chance meeting in Mos Eisley that they accepted a charter by Obi-wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, to pay off a hefty debt to Jabba the Hut. This resulted in the ship and her crew being drawn into the cause of the Rebellion despite Luke Skywalker calling it a piece of junk!
Through the Original Trilogy, the Falcon provided cover fire for Luke Skywalker during his final attack run on the first Death Star. The recalcitrant and unpredictable ship also provided escape transport for Princess Leia during the Battle of Hoth, and under the command of her previous owner, Lando Calrissian, she soared into the heart of the second Death Star and delivered the missiles that sealed the fate of the Empire.
The Falcon looks like any other Corellian YT-1300 light freighter with her saucer-shaped primary hull, forward mounted cargo-gripping mandibles, and starboard mounted offset cylindrical cockpit. But because of “a lot of special modifications” made by Han Solo, beneath the peeling paintwork and buckled and missing hull plates, this vessel hides many powerful secrets, giving it the ability to outrun not only the local bulk cruisers but the Imperial Starships, as well.
Collaborating with the Lucasfilm Museum of Narrative Arts Archives, and utilizing a digital scan of the actual surviving special effects miniature and original model kit parts, the EFX Millennium Falcon is an accurate approximate 1:100 scale reproduction of this iconic ship. We are confident that this will be a proud addition to your Star Wars collection!