Back in the late 1970's, Kenner prototyped a scaled-down version of the Tantive IV for its hugely popular 3-3/4" Star Wars action figure line. For whatever reason the ship would never delight kids and adults around the world.
Sine then, hundreds of Star Wars action figures have been released by Kenner and now Hasbro, who owns the Kenner brand. It took a second return of what Hasbro refers to as the "Heritage" scale for The Vintage Collection (Tvc) in order for the Tantive IV to get a proper second look.
Rather than scale down the entire ship