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Grievous Wheel Bike

  • Object:

    Toy vehicle

  • Place of origin:

    China (manufactured)

  • Date:

    2005 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hasbro, Inc - Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    plastic and card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Hasbro UK

  • Museum number:

    B.228:1 to 3-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

George Lucas's six Star War films were released between 1977 and 2005. The first one, Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) became the most successful film in history and grossed over $290 million. It was not only the film that became a success but also the mechandising that was produced along side the film. The films captured the public's imagination and paved the way for the merchandising that accompanies many films today. A whole host of toy figures, spacecrafts and vehicles were available, as well as costumes, stationery, bedroom accessories and slippers.

This toy was made for the toy range produced for Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. On the packaging it states "General Grievous' Wheel Bike is a custom-designed mobile attack vehicle. He sits in the centre sphere, and the wheel revolves around him in driving mode. The four legs are used in walking mode and to climb vehicle surfaces, such as the sinkholes on Utapau where he battles Obi-Wan Kenobi on Boga."

Physical description

A boxed vehicle and figure from the Star Wars toy range manufactured by Hasbro. The Vehicle is made of grey plastic and include a large wheel with four legs that fold and extend. There is a seat in the centre for the figure and guns on the side. The figure is of white and grey plastic, it looks alien but is based on a human skeleton form. The box is card with graphic images of the vehicle on the front with the logo Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith in the top right corner.

Place of Origin

China (manufactured)


2005 (manufactured)


Hasbro, Inc - Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

plastic and card

Marks and inscriptions

Star Wars
Revenge of the Sith
Ages 4+


Height: 26 cm box, Width: 32.5 cm box, Depth: 10 cm box, Diameter: 17 cm toy

Descriptive line

Grievous Wheel Bike, from Star Wars, Episode 3, Revenge of the Sith, made in China by Hasbro in 2005.


Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood


Museum of Childhood

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