Woodland Hills, CA, April 28, 2003 - Code 3 Collectibles takes Star Wars fans on an unprecedented journey inside the legendary Millennium Falcon starship, as the company introduces the first in a series of amazingly detailed replicas of the most memorable vehicles and ships from the Star Wars saga. Reservations begin today for the Millennium Falcon model, made possible by the extraordinary effort of over 500 people involved in the production process, recreating the Falcon's layout in painstaking detail - from its characteristic saucer-shaped hull and cargo-gripping mandibles, to the intricate features of its interior compartments and weaponry.
One of the Rebel Alliance's fastest and most powerful vessels, the Falcon played an integral role in many of the Alliance's greatest victories over the Empire. Piloted by Han Solo and his first mate Chewbacca, the freighter packs many powerful secrets beneath its exterior. With over 400 hand-crafted pieces, the Code 3 Collectibles model gives fans their first real peek inside the Falcon, with eight movable parts that reveal extensive circuitry and cockpit detail, removable landing gear, an opening boarding ramp, a rotating main sensor rectenna, and more.
"We couldn't be more thrilled with Code 3 Collectibles' first release in the Star Wars collection," said Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing.
"The Millennium Falcon is one of the saga's best known icons, and Code 3 Collectibles has brought it to life with an unparalleled degree of authenticity."
"The meticulous attention given to every detail of the Millennium Falcon model will be immediately evident to Star Wars fans," said Arnie Rubin, President of Code 3 Collectibles. "Our designers have immortalized a unique piece of Star Wars history with their amazing recreation."
Code 3 Collectibles' Millennium Falcon model also features a custom display base designed specifically for the Falcon; a specialized tool for assistance in removing and replacing parts; a Certificate of Authenticity; and a free Rebel Alliance collector's patch. As part of a unique introductory offer, Code 3 Collectibles is offering a complimentary acrylic cover (a $40 value) and a free lifetime membership in the Code 3 Collectors Guild with the purchase of the Millennium Falcon for 5 monthly payments of $59. The model, which is releasing in September, is now available for reservations from Code 3 Collectibles online at www.code3.net/starwars
or by calling toll-free 1-888-635-2333.