By Jeff Cork
Star Wars nerds, this one’s for you. Remember that little spaceship toy that Luke Skywalker was dinking around with in Uncle Owen’s workshop during Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope? You’re forgiven if you don’t; as moments go, it doesn’t exactly rank up there with the Death Star’s destruction or even when that Jawa tried to sell a faulty droid. That ship’s relative obscurity made it a perfect Disney Infinity 3.0 addition for superfans, as we learned from Rise Against the Empire play-set creators, Studio Gobo.
The ship in question is the T-16 Skyhopper, which was what Luke flew with Biggs Darklighter to control the local womp-rat population. While it did appear in toy form during A New Hope, audiences never saw the ship in action until Return of the Jedi‘s special edition, where it was shown soaring above Mos Eisley during the big musical finale. Its humble origins made it another great candidate for the game, according to Studio Gobo art director Paul Ayliffe. ” We felt it would be a nice reference to the movie scenes to include it as a toy in the playset, given it’s featured in the film as a …read more
Source:: Game Informer