French company Altaya have started to release a Vessels and Vehicles partwork magazine. At the moment, it’s only available in France, but i’m hoping that a DeAgostini release will follow in the UK soon.
The Sequel Trilogy Millennium Falcon was released last year as a tester with the Original Trilogy Falcon due to be one of the first models released in the series.
The ships are made from metal and are around 15 centimetres in length, so just over twice as large as the previous partwork released by DeAgostini a few years ago. I’ve ordered the ST version from ebay.fr and a friend on Rebelscum is going to get the OT version for me.
The ships are also displayed on a named stand similar to the Hasbro’s Action Fleet rather than a small, boxed diorama. They should display quite nicely together.
I suspect we will get the Solo version of the Falcon as the series progresses and i’m hoping for a Stellar Envoy too, but i suspect that Disney have retconned that version of the ship.
With so much happened in the years between the two magazines, i’m hoping that there will be a lot of new ships released. (I may be a Millennium Falcon focus collector, but i still like to collect vicariously through others. 🙂 Besides, i might be tempted to get other ships, such as the Ebon Hawk, or the Stinger Mantis.)
Out of curiosity, I bought the book that comes with the figurine and was very pleasantly surprised. It’s a lovely A4 hardback book of 72 pages.
Where as other partworks tend to be quite broad in their subject matter, this one focuses purely on vehicles and vessels and actually promises to build into a nice set on a specific subject. This section focuses solely on the Falcon and has many images borrowed from other sources such as the Haynes Owners Manual and the “Build the Millennium Falcon” Partwork. However, I suspect that other volumes will feature multiple ships. It’s all in alphabetical order with this particular book being Volume 74 in an 80 book encyclopaedia.