This is the TURRET & PROBOT PLAYSET from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK movie!
Made in 1980 by Palitoy, to tie-in with the film, this is a superbly detailed set.
It features a gun turret from the Rebel base, that was on the ice planet of Hoth, and a spy droid from the Empire.
The evil Empire had sent out the spying Probot droids to detect which planet the Rebels were hiding on.
Han Solo saw it land in the snowy landscape while out on a patrol and decided to check it out. He fired his gun at it and the droid exploded, thus dooming the Rebels to an Empire invasion!
And you can recreate that moment, as there is a handy device on the playset that makes the Probot pop off its stand!
If you had enough figures of Rebel soldiers and Stormtroopers you could also have a go at recreating the famous battle! But I only had one of each, so it didn't look quite so impressive!!
Have a look at these pix to see the various bits...
Here is the Probot on its stand, and a nice close-up below showing the attention to detail.
The Rebel Alliance's gun turret.
And the great stickers on the side!
The door and a hatch on the top opened up.
And here is the actual scene of Han Solo shooting at the Probot on the side of the playset's original box.
I still have the leaflet that came with the set!
Which handily explains how to recreate Han's encounter with the Probot.
Unbelievably I've also got the original backing where the stickers were on!!
If you pop down to the GIANT TOY COLLECTORS FAIR at Shepton Mallet on 25th March all this could be yours!!!!
It'll be on my stall there, so hurry up and get there early, kick-off is at 10-30am.
Or if you like, pay a tenner and sneak in on the Early Bird time of 8am!!
SEE YOU THERE!