The Millennium Falcon is one of the most iconic spaceships in movie history. It is a legendary sci-fi object of desire that has long attracted children and adult fans alike, with many Star Wars toys based on its likeness over the years. But there has never been anything like this! Hot Toys is planning to release the most accurate, detailed collectable Based on Han Solo and Chewbacca's beloved home. And it's going to be huge! Though, you might not get the full sense of its scale from the teaser photos released.
Hot Toys showed off the 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon cockpit diorama two weeks ago at Comic-Con, where it was met with much envy from fans who wanted to own it right then. The company isn't stopping at just the cockpit, though! They have a full ship coming that measures 18-feet long and 12-feet wide. And people visiting this week's Ani-Com and Games convention in Hong Kong will be the first to see it live and in person.
Hot Toys shared the first photos on Facebook. Some speculate that the ship is simply being used to lure fans to the Hot Toys booth at Ani-Com. The official listing does not include a price, or even hint at what shipping charges may be for this gigantic 'toy'. It's doubtful most fans will be able to afford the ship, let alone get it to their house. Hot Toys had this to say about the reveal of their latest Star Wars collectable.
"Hot Toys will once again be participating in Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong (ACGHK), the biggest pop-culture event in Hong Kong! This year Hot Toys is partnering up with The Walt Disney Company (Hong Kong) to bring the biggest Star Wars presence in the event where a number of Star Wars collectibles by Hot Toys and life-size exhibits will be on display! Starting today we will give fans some sneak peek of what to expect at ACGHK! Recently Hot Toys has showcased an impressive 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon cockpit at San Diego Comic-Con which has already fascinated many Star Wars fans! But we are not stopping there yet, as a complete and highly detail 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon measuring close to 18 feet (5.5 meters) long by 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide will actually be making an appearance at ACGHK! Its sheer astonishing presence will surely captured any fans' attention!"
The Millennium Falcon will be parked at booth E15-16 throughout the duration of Ani-Con. If it does go on sale, and you are considering purchasing it, know that you will have to give up a full room to it's massive size. Heck, you might even have to rent it its own apartment. The pictures included show Hot Toys figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. It isn't known if these come with the ship, or must be purchased separately. However you spell it out, this is going to be one expensive toy for your man cave or woman shed.
The Millennium Falcon originality debuted in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and is known for being the fastest ship in the galaxy. It is also notorious for being a hunk of junk that constantly needs repairs. Belonging to Han Solo and Chewbacca, the spacecraft returned in 1980's Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and again in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, where it was flown by Lando Calrissian and used to destroy the Second Death Star. It also had a cameo in the 1979 The Star Wars Holiday Special, and was spotted in the Disney attraction Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. It's last big screen appearance was for a few brief seconds in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. It returns to theaters everywhere this Christmas in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where it will serve a major role. Recent rumors claim that the Millennium Falcon no longer belongs to Han and Chewy and has new owners, with the pair spending a great deal of the storyline trying to get their 'home' back. Take a look at the massive 18-foot Millennium Falcon set to make its debut this week.