At the New York Toy Fair 2020, toy-making giant Hasbro announced its new line of toys from a galaxy far, far away: Star Wars: Mission Fleet.
At first glance, many veteran toy collectors would recognise that the new 2.5-inch scale toys very closely resemble that of Mattel’s Imaginext toys. First seen on io9, these adorable miniature versions of iconic Star Wars characters all come decked out in an array of shiny new equipment that they typically use, such as jet packs, speeders, ships and even walkers.
The Star Wars: Mission Fleet toys come in three variants, or three various price points. The most affordable of these are the Micro Vehicles, which usually feature the figure with a jet pack or a small speeder, and come in at US$8 apiece. The figures represented are Star Wars: The Clone Wars characters including Ahsoka Tano, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and a Phase-II Clone Trooper.
The speeders and walker come in a tier higher, retailing for US$15 each. These sets can be assembled and taken apart, and come with small projectile launchers as well. More Clone Wars characters here are represented, such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Captain Rex, riding a speeder bike and an AT-RT walker respectively. Arguably the standout here is Mando on a speeder bike from The Mandalorian, who also comes with Baby Yoda tagging along at the back in his little pod.
The biggest Mission Fleet sets are the Starfighters, and will retail for US$20 each. These bad boys are super-detailed for small figures, with each iconic ship built really well. The main draws of these Starfighters is that they each come with openable cockpits, as well as detachable projectile launchers, which can be mounted on a separate tripod that comes in the box.
The figures here are Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Starfighter, Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter, and Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing.
The Star Wars: Mission Fleet toys will be available sometime in Fall 2020.
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