Descriptions of summer Star Wars sets
The toy shop in the centre of London, Hamleys, recently added the summer Star Wars sets to their website, with prices and descriptions. I believe they've been removed now but forum member cephaser thankfully grabbed them before they went. So, this is what we have to look forward to. Bear in mind Hamleys' prices are usually at least 25% above RRP.
Star Wars X-wing Starfighter & Yavin 4 9677 £14.00
Jungle planet Yavin 4 is home to the headquarters of the Rebel Alliance. In Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, X-wing starfighters lead the attack against the Empire's Death Star superweapon, signa lling the end of the Empire's evil rule! Set includes an accurate model of Yavin 4, an X-wing pilot minifigure, an X-wing starfighter mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name plaque. Collect the other Series 2 sets: 9678 Twin-pod Cloud Ca r & Bespin and 9679 AT-ST & Endor!
Star Wars Twin-Pod Cloud Car & Bespin 9678 £14.00
Gas planet Bespin plays a key role in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back when Luke Skywalker travels to Cloud City to rescue his friends. However, it's a trap and he is forced to battle e vil Darth Vader. This set includes an accurate model of Bespin, a Lobot minifigure, a twin-pod cloud car mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name plaque. Collect the other Series 2 sets: 9677 X-wing Starfighter & Yavin 4 and 9679 AT-ST & Endor!
Star Wars AT-ST & Endor 9679 £14.00
In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the forest moon of Endor, which houses the second Death Star's shield generator, comes under attack from a Rebel assault team. Aided by the indigenous Ewoks, they ove rpower the Imperial AT-STs and destroy the shield generator. This set includes an accurate model of Endor, an AT-ST driver minifigure, an AT-ST mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name plaque. Collect the other Series 2 sets: 9677 X-wing Starfighter & Yavin 4 and 9678 Twin-pod Cloud Car & Bespin!
Star Wars Jabba's Palace 9516 £151.00
At Jabba's Palace on Tatooine, Princess Leia is disguised as Boushh as she tries to rescue Chewbacca and carbonite-frozen Han Solo. Can she get past the roof-mounted missiles, defense guns and surveillance equi pment to reach them? Or will Jabba and his motley band of followers capture the princess and entrap her beneath Jabba's sliding throne? Includes 9 minifigures: Jabba, Salacious Crumb, Bib Fortuna, Gamorrean Guard, Oola, Han Solo, Princess Leia in Boushh outfit, Chewbacca and B'omarr Monk.
Star Wars The Malevolence 9515 £139.00
The Malevolence is General Grievous' flagship and one of the Separatist military's most feared weapons. Unbeknownst to Grievous and his crew, Anakin and Padme have entered the giant craft in an attempt to rid the galaxy of this deadly curse. The Malevolence features a cargo bay with transport train, detailed interior with removable-opening sections for easy access and twin quick-fire missile launchers. Includes 6 LEGO minifigures: Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, General Grievous, Count Dooku, Battle Droid Commander and Battle Droid.
[Wookiepedia entry for The Malevolence, I had no idea what it looked like until now]
Star Wars Gungan Sub 9499 £76.00
Jar Jar Binks guides his friends Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn through the watery core of planet Naboo in the elegant Gungan Sub. Built to resemble some of the many creatures that inhabit the underwater world, the Gungan Sub features a large cockpit, cargo bays, storage boxes, rotating tail propulsion, missiles and even a mini-sub with harpoon. Includes Queen Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Jar Jar Binks.
[Yes, Queen Amidala! Just about THE most sought after and ovedue minifig from the Star Wars universe!]
Star Wars Desert Skiff 9496 £39.00
Hovering over the deadly Sarlacc Pit, Luke prepares to meet his fate aboard the Desert Skiff. Will he be made to walk the plank and be eaten by the ferocious Sarlacc? Or will his friend Lando Calrissian help him escape the clutches of the renowned bounty hunter, Boba Fett? You decide! Includes 4 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and Kithaba.
Star Wars Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter 9498 £39.00
Jedi Master Saesee Tiin is patrolling for Separatist forces in his Jedi Starfighter, ready to go into battle with fellow Jedi Master Even Piell. As well as being extremely light and agile, Saesee Ti in's green starfighter is equipped with 4 missiles, an R3-D5 droid and if the action gets a little too intense, a cockpit section that detaches to become the Jedi Master's very own escape pod! Includes 3 minifigures: Saesee Tiin, Astromech Droid R3- D5 and Even Piell.
[Image at Wookiepeida of this ship]
There are prices and descriptions of some of the Marvel Super Heroes sets in the forum.