Height: 6 1/2 inches tall
Includes: Millennium Falcon, Han Solo, Greedo, Chadra-Fan, Gotal, Duros, and "Stormtroopers."
Original Year of Release: 1994
* C-3PO, unlike most of the other transforming head sets, lays flay when it opens up (most of the other heads stand up vertically with the face folding down to serve as the ground level of the set). The set features both Docking Bay 94 and Chalmun's Cantina as two separate environments.
* Docking Bay 94 (the packaging calls it the "Space vehicle docking bay") is a simple open area with three walls and a post for storing the Millennium Falcon (or any other vehicle, really). While later sets were often more cramped these earlier sets offered a lot of room to "play" with the microfigures.
* The docking bay is surrounded by these murals showing Imperial Stormtroopers and Sandtroopers storming the docking bay. I love the stickers Galoob used on some of these early sets and these ones are quite lovely for capturing such a small detail as troops overrunning the bay. Also, the various sculpted elements of junk strewn about add a nice touch to the environment.
* And here is a picture of the Millennium Falcon just sitting right on top of the display post inside Docking Bay 94.
* Make sure to leave your droids in good hands before you venture into the cantina! The cantina is another cool and fairly spacious environment that was fun to populate with random Micro Machines microfigures.
* The stairway coming down into Chalmun's Cantina is nice and gives you a way to either access Docking Bay 94 or the means to reenact Luke and Obi-Wan entering the cantina.
* The round bar is certainly simpler than that shown in A New Hope but it gets the point across and makes for a pretty cool centerpiece for the playset. I like the little drinks sculpted onto the counter.
* On one side of the set is another beautiful sticker featuring images of a variety of Cantina favorites: Ponda Baba, Dr. Evazan, Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, Kardue'sai'Malloc/ Labria, some Duros, a Rodian, and I think Lak Sivrak. Lots of boots and tables, too.
* Another sticker on this side shows off even more Cantina patrons!
* Don't these guys look chill hanging out here? I really wish Hasbro had released a good playset of Maz Kanata's palace in their Micro Machines revival line.
* This table is especially designed for Han Solo and Greedo, two of the included figures (I'm going to go over all of the included figures in a minute). The seats are designed to perfectly allow these two microfigures to confront each other.
* Press down on the table and Greedo's chair springs back, causing the microfigure to go flying. This is without a doubt one of my favorite Star Wars toys ever. It's also pre-Special Edition so Han doesn't jerk or do anything; he just fries poor Greedo.
* That sure is an ominous door on the back of the Cantina. I wonder what it is for?
* Push the lever and a pair of Sandtroopers pop in to cause some trouble. Or try and stop trouble. How should we feel about Sandtroopers in a place like Chalmun's Cantina again?
Here's a closer look at the included Millennium Falcon Micro Machine. It's an excellent little model with some very impressive paint detail. The sculpting is also intricate as heck as you can see all of the little details all over the ship.
While the packaging calls them "Stromtroopers" we all know that these two guys are Sandtroopers. A Sandtrooper sergeant and a squad leader, to be more specific. This was an unusual microfigure as it featured two separate characters together on one base. For the scale the paintwork and sculpted detail was pretty impressive, no?
Greedo and Han Solo both look pretty impressive, too. I love how Han has his left arm out as if he's subtly distracting Greedo while the right arm is reaching down for his blaster pistol. While Han Solo was released in this same outfit as another microfigure in the Death Star playset, it took a few years for us to get a normal Greedo figure, so the permanently seated aspect of the figure was a bit frustrating.
The set came with three alien denizens to chill out: The Duros (Banis Keeg), the Gotal (Feltipern Trevagg), and the Chadra-Fan (the hard drinking Kabe). These little guys and girl are awesome. Banis Keeg and Kabe were always random patrons while Feltipern Trevagg was the bartender in Wuher's absence. Of course, back then they were just Duros, Gotal, and Chadra-Fan because we didn't know any better.
If you're looking for more Han Solo reviews, I've also reviewed the POP! Hoth Han Solo with Tauntaun #125, the Black Series Han Solo & Tauntaun, the vintage Han Solo in Hoth Gear , as well as plenty more toys of Han: The Galoob Classic Characters microfigure, the Black Series basic Han Solo, Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise), and The Force Awakens Han Solo, the Hero Mashers Han Solo Vs. Boba Fett two-pack, and the Micro Force series 1 Han Solo.
For more Greedo check out the Black Series Greedo, the Hero Mashers Greedo, and the Funko POP! Greedo/ Hammerhead/ Walrus Man 3-Pack.
For more C-3PO check out the Black Series classic version and the Black Series Resistance Base version, my daughter's Hero Mashers C-3PO, the Galoob's Classic Characters (2nd Edition) set which he was included in, the Micro Force series 1 C-3PO, and the POP! C-3PO [Unfinished].
If you want to see another Millennium Falcon review I've also reviewed the Hasbro Micro Machines Millennium Falcon Playset.
If Sandtroopers are your jam then check out my reviews of the Black Series Sandtrooper Sergeant and the Sandtrooper Squad Leader.
These are the first figures of Kabe, Feltipern Trevagg, and Banis Keeg that I've reviewed on here.
For more Star Wars Micro Machines from Galoob, check out the following:
Classic Characters (2nd Edition)
Collection XV (V-35 Landspeeder, Tibanna Gas Refinery, and Outrider)
Star Destroyer/ Space Fortress Transforming Action Set