Last year, Royal Selengor announced a limited edition, gold plated pewter Millennium Falcon figurine. It was a really nice surprise for me as it came completely out of the blue, but at £800, it was a little pricey. In the end i couldn’t resist ordering one. When it arrived i was delighted to find that it was a really nicely crafted collectible, but at a limited edition of only 200 pieces worldwide, i know that i’m never going to display it, so I ordered the regular version. At £499, it’s not cheap but i really rate it.
First of all, they are really responsive. I received mine 5 days after ordering it. As you’d expect, it comes in an outer shipper, but the internal box is the usual Star Wars black with an outer sleeve. The Falcon and stand are protected by a foam layer for each, so damage shouldn’t be an issue.
The Falcon herself is about 7 inches by 5 inches and is richly detailed. It is by far the best of the pewter versions that i have. What i particularly like is the fact that it has retractable landing gear.
The landing gear is retracted by pushing the display stand into the slot in the engine bay. A very nice touch, in my opinion. I wonder how it’s done?
You can see the rich level of detail in the photos below. £500 may seem a little expensive, but the Franklin Mint Falcon (which was released in the late nineties) was £195 at the time. I think it’s pretty reasonable.
9/10 from me. It really is a lovely addition to my collection.