In Matt’s excellent post Star Wars Pictures In and Out of the Parks, he had some photos from the “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit that he had seen at the California Science Center. That was the same exhibit that we had seen at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. I didn’t realize that we had seen the same thing.
Anyway, that exhibit was the one I was talking about when I mentioned seeing the Six Million Dollar Man in the Landspeeder model. Matt had a photo of the full-size Landspeeder, but at the version of the exhibit that we saw, next to the full-size Landspeeder was this smaller model that they used in some of the effect shots:
And here is a cropped view of the passengers. Note how Obi-Wan Kenobi appears to be missing an eye.
And just for reference, here is a photo of the Six Million Dollar Man action figure, from RetroThing.com:
So there you have it – the special guest appearance of the Six Million Dollar Man in Star Wars: A New Hope. The truth revealed!