Another new Millennium Falcon related collectable for me is this item from Germany that i saw today on ebay. I remember the Kinder Surprise eggs as a kid and was completely unaware that they had a Star Wars Licence. Now i’m collecting Millennium Falcon related items, i find that they too have released their own version of the Falcon diorama.
It’s made of Cardboard and judging from the text, there would appear to be figures to go with it too. I must admit that i’d like to find out what the dimensionsare and who the person/creature is on the top turret is.
It’s up for $125 which is pretty expensive in my opinion. I’m watching this and if it doesn’t sell, i might make a cheeky offer. Still, at the very least it’s a very new and very unusual item for the catalogue.
06/05/11: After doing a little research on the Internet, it would appear that these were given to large German toy stores to display the Kinder Star Wars Hippo toys and are quite rare. At 80cm’s its a pretty big size and i believe that there would be spaces for figures inside. Hmm, this actually appears to be quite a find.
Here’s a link to an article on Rebelscum on this dioramas and the associated figures.
I git this in the post on Saturday. 80cms on the Rebelscum page was a bit oversized and its actually more in th region of about 22 cms. It’s in pretty good shape when you consider how old it is and what it’s made of.
I’m not too sure whether it’s worth the money i paid, but i have to say that i’m pleased with it. It also came with several of the figures. I’ll have to check to see if i got them all.
I love these little hippos. My only complaint is that they never made a Jabba. 😉
Yeah, i’d seen them but didn’t really take any notice at the time. They are very cute though.
I must admit that this does appear to be pretty expensive, but when you consider the apparent rarity, charm factor and the actual size, it’s not that bad at all.
This is indeed quite a find. Any chance of a few high-res photos of it? I’ve never seen one in real life!
Yeah, i have to say that this is a find and i’m pleased as punch. There is another one up by the same seller on ebay. (http://cgi.ebay.com/KINDER-SURPRISE-GERMANY-MILLENIUM-FALCON-DIORAMA-/400217246007?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2ece8937)
You might be able to make him a cheeky offer. My one came with the figures and although it’s small, rarity makes it a nice item. Go on, you know you want to. 🙂