Squad up, Star Wars fans. As the galaxy prepares to celebrate the 45th anniversary of George Lucas’s pioneering 1977 space opera, toy maker Jazwares unveils its Micro Galaxy Squadron line that features lovingly crafted microscale replicas of vintage Star Wars vehicles. Yahoo Entertainment has your exclusive first look at the super-sized collection, coming soon to toy shelves near you.
Let’s be honest: the spacecraft that every aspiring Rebel wants in their hanger bay is the “bucket of bolts” shared by Lando Calrissian and Han Solo. So it’s no surprise that the Assault Class Millennium Falcon is the centerpiece of the Micro Galaxy Squadron collection, and comes with four crew member figures, retractable landing gear, rotating cannons and motion activated sounds among other bells and whistles. Retailing for $44.99, it’s available for preorder now at Target.
And Jazwares isn’t just honoring Star Wars‘s past with its Micro Galaxy Squadron line — this collection also pays homage to present day hits like the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Din Djarin’s dearly departed ship, the Razor Crest, is immortalized via the 7-inch Starship Class Razor Crest ($29.99), which is available for pre-order now on Amazon. The vehicle includes a small-scale version of the pint-sized Grogu, as well as a carbon freezing chamber and detailed armory. Another Razor Crest — the Arvala-7 variety ($29.99) — will be coming later this year.
Pilots hoping to recreate the Battle of Yavin from A New Hope are in luck: Jazwares has multiple X-wings and TIE fighters locked and loaded to make their micro-debuts. Pilot Luke Skywalker’s craft on his Death Star-destroying trench run, and make sure he stays ahead of Darth Vader’s advanced fighter ($16.99 each). There are also two Vader-less TIE fighters ($12.99 each), and a bulky transport ship for Imperial troops ($22.99) modeled after the classic Kenner toy.
Speaking of Mandalorian-associated bounty hunters, you’d better believe that Boba Fett’s starship ($29.99) is part of the Micro Galaxy Squadron fleet, featuring an extended boarding ramp and removable weapon block. Pair that with Asajj Ventress’s Ginivex Starfighter ($12.99), which offers a sleeker way to navigate the galaxy.
And don’t think that Jazwares has forgotten about ground transport! A pair of romping, stomping AT-ST’s ($12.99 each) boast articulated legs, chin cannons and swiveling heads. Meanwhile, the Scout Mystery Packs ($5.99) include 1-inch replicas of the speeder bikes that dodge trees and Ewoks on the forest moon of Endor.
Needless to say, we have a good feeling about Jazwares’s new line of Star Wars merch.