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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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