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10198 Tantive IV was released in 2009 as part of the Classic Star Wars line. It contains a model of the Tantive IV with five minifigures, including Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, a Rebel Soldier, C-3PO and R2-D2. Although the model was released with minifigures that could be positioned inside, it is not to scale with the figures themselves.
The Tantive IV contains 1408 pieces and includes Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, Rebel Soldier, R2-D2 and C-3PO. It features two removable escape pods, rotating turbolasers, and a transport vehicle inside the storage room. The interior comprises a cockpit and a large room in the central section of the ship. The cockpit can be opened and two Minifigures can be seated inside. The central section of the cruiser can be accessed by removing the roof and contains reveal several details such as Princess Leia's desk and several control monitors for the crew. The Tantive IV is 52 cm long, 19 cm wide and 14 cm high. It was officially unveiled at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International.
The Tantive IV was a CR90 corvette in the service of the Royal House of Alderaan. The ship was a central player in the events following the end of the Clone Wars and the beginning of the Galactic Civil War.
It started life as a CR90 corvette named Star of Alderaan, but was renamed in honor of diplomats from Tantive IV who visited Alderaan. The ship sported twin turbolaser turrets and a massive drive block of eleven ion turbine engines.
- The first pictures of this set were discovered in the back of the 10196 Grand Carousel instruction booklet; however, more on this set was announced at San Diego Comic-Con International.
- The Tantive IV also appeared in 10019 Rebel Blockade Runner (as a UCS-scale model) and 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer (as a mini-scale model). This is the first time it has been released as a minifigure playset.
- Raymus Antilles is currently exclusive to this set as a minifigure.
- The rare factory-error smooth hair Princess Leia is most common in this set.
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Bl … The Star Wars™ saga begins!<br />Blasting through space with Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer in pursuit, the Tantive IV blockade runner carries Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 on a vital mission for the Rebel Alliance. Celebrate the entire Star Wars saga with this all-new version of the very first starship seen in the films! The Tantive IV features an opening cockpit, rotating and elevating turbo laser cannons, rotating radar dish, removable roof section and interior command center. It also includes an opening compartment with removable cargo transport vehicle and 2 detachable escape pods for the droids to make their getaway with the Death Star plans! Includes Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and Rebel Trooper minifigures. Measures 20.5″ (52 cm) x 7.5″ (19 cm) x 5.5″ (14 cm).* Includes 5 minifigures: Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and a Rebel Trooper!* Open the cockpit and place 2 minifigures inside!* Turbo laser cannons on top and bottom can rotate and elevate!* Features a removable roof!* Lots of interior details including Leia’s desk and command center with seats for 2 minifigures!* Open the storage compartment to reveal the cargo transport vehicle!* Features rotating radar disc and 2 detachable escape pods!* Measures 20.5″ (52 cm) long, 7.5″ (19 cm) wide and 5.5″ (14 cm) tallg, 7.5″ (19 cm) wide and 5.5″ (14 cm) tall +