Escape Pod from "Star Wars" (1977)
About the Design
Seen briefly in the opening sequences of the original "Star Wars," this is the pod in which droids R2-D2 and C-3PO escaped from Princess Leia's Rebel Blockade Runner, only to find themselves marooned on the desert planet of Tatooine.
Such pods are generally launched via explosive bolts to allow them to function even in the event of a complete power-loss. Controls are usually automated for maximum ease of use.
About the Kit
Mastered by Alfred Wong and cast by Acme Design, Inc., the 1:42 Escape Pod was released by Fantastic Plastic Models in August 2008 and retired in July 2009.
This model was built from an original issue.