One aspect of collecting Black series revolves around the Deluxe Vehicle releases which over the last few years has given us sets which include Luke’s Landspeeder, the First Order Tie-Fighter & Enfys’s Swoop Bike and with the release of the Rebel Snowspeeder upon us, we’re taking the opportunity to look at our Top 5 Star Wars Ships we’d love to see join the Black Series.
Note that we are keeping this list strictly to Spaceships!
5. T-65 X-Wing
We’re starting off with the most likely candidate on our list in the iconic Incom T-65 X-Wing and honestly, we’re surprised that this hasn’t already happened, especially with the both the 40th Anniversary of both Episodes IV & V in the last few years. There are ways that this could be achieved alongside a figure release which is always included in these vehicle sets but we already have a X-Wing Luke & Wedge but we could see this alongside a Biggs Darklighter? However they do it, surely this has got to be on the way sooner or later?
4. Zam Wesell’s AirSpeeder (Koro-2)
Attack of the Clones
Ok here we go, settling into the Prequels which is just overflowing with vehicles which are just ripe for this line and one of those is the Koro-2 Airspeeder used by Clawdite Bounty Hunter Zam Wesell in Episode II. Years back, Hasbro did release this alongside Anakin’s Airspeeder in the smaller, Saga Collection 3.75″ line (along with pretty much every vehicle) so it would be great to see it thrust back-into the spotlight. The opportunity is also there to introduce Zam Wesell to the line, perhaps with both her Human & Clawdite face-sculpt and the Kouhuns as some rather unique accessories.
3. Naboo N-1 Starfighter
The Phantom Menace
Going back an Episode now to The Phantom Menace and the instantly recognisable Naboo N-1 Starfighter which place elegance and design above their offensive capabilities. Now, when writing this list, we’re thinking about the figures that come with these vehicle releases and whether they already exist and the N-1 actually gives Hasbro the chance to introduce a young Anakin & R2. Now they could pack it with a Naboo Pilot but we can’t imagine theres much demand for that but equally perhaps Hasbro would save young Anakin for an eventual Black Series Podracer release? (Yes please!).
2. Jedi Delta-7 Starfighter
Attack of the Clones
Another vehicle that is high-up on the likely scale is the Delta-7 Aethersprite Starfighter used by the Jedi Order, most notably by Obi-Wan in Attack Of The Clones. Again, we are now seeing a release of an Episode II Obi-Wan so perhaps this ship has already sailed (or flown…?) but we could potentially see a robed Obi-Wan (as he broadcasts his message on Geonosis) & R4-P17 and with the 20th anniversary of the film coming in 2022, perhaps this is something we’re actually quite likely to see?
1. ARC-170 Starfighter
Revenge of the Sith
We’re staying firmly within The Clone Wars now and in at the top spot on our list is the ARC-170 Starfighter used by the Grand Army of the Republic throughout the conflict. The reason for this choice is once again, the opportunity to release a new character into the Black Series line with the Clone Pilot but there is a little hitch, there are three pilots in each ACR-170 fighter so maybe Hasbro could also release a standard wave figure too? So far, the vehicles released as part of the Black Series line-up have either been from the Originals, the Sequels and even Solo with the Swoop Bike so hopefully Hasbro will turn their attention to the Prequels before too long, especially as start to enter their 20th Anniversary period.
Join us next time as run through our Top 5 Star Wars Vehicles for the HasLab to tackle. Let us know your thoughts on today’s list down in the comments below and keep it locked to Exclu for all the latest news and previews from across the toy community.
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Last modified: June 17, 2020