The new Tantive IV escape pod is too small as everyone knows. I haven't acquired it myself but I imagine the figures have to be forced uncomfortably inside. Yet a proper sized escape pod could easily have been made. Sure there'd be no way that it could ever be to scale with a future Blockade Runner release but does that really matter? For Diorama purposes no ones going to have both alongside eachother in the same scene. However people will put it alongside the figures. Yet once again we are needlessly faced with a 'vehicle' that can't really fit the figures as well as we'd like.
The Coruscant speeders are other infamous examples. I don't think its the posing of the figures that prevent us from putting them in these vehicles but that the vehicles are too small. If you do manage to fit two figures in Anakin's speeder they are squashed. And with Zam's speeder, even if you get the figure in at all she has to lie down on her back looking skyward. These vehicles could easily have been made properly to scale with the figures-the only other vehicles they are seen alongside in the film is other speeders so there should have been no concerns over 'oh but then it would be out of scale with the gunship'. They could have been made to scale without too grossly exceeding a presumed 'small vehicle wave' pricetag. Or am I wrong? Even if I am who wouldn't be willing to fork out?
The other vehicle that comes to mind is the Tattooine Skiff. A great toy and quite accurate in all but scale. Pote Snitkin is supposed to be a Skiff pilot but no where near fits behind the controls. Theres also far too little room to safely swing a lightsaber without decapitating han and cutting chewbacca in half. Sure, a re-scaled skiff for the figures would be way too big compared with the admittedly necessarily undersized Sail Barge if it ever gets made but so what? What I'm proposing here is that Hasbro did alright with the original Skiff and we're glad to have it, undersized and all, but now lets have a retooling like they did with the X-wing and the recent Landspeeder. Then we'd have a Skiff relatively 'in-scale' with our hypothetical Sail Barge, and one that is out-of-scale with said Barge but in-scale with the figures for those who want to set up scenes on the skiff where the Sail Barge isn't in view.