In another life, the E-Wing was meant to switch the long-lasting X-Wing because the go-to starfighter of Star Wars’ post-Return of the Jedi fiction. However even when—in neither the unique Expanded Universe it debuted in, nor rebooted canon after showing in Ahsoka—the E-Wing by no means actually obtained its time to shine, at the very least in merch it’s doing very properly for itself.
When Ahsoka launched final summer time, we obtained to see Lego’s take on the legendary starfighter, however now it’s Hasbro’s flip: io9 can completely reveal that the E-Wing is becoming a member of the toymaker’s Classic Assortment line of automobiles, designed to accompany its 3.75″ Star Wars action figures.
Primarily based on its look in Ahsoka, the E-Wing contains a retractable touchdown gear, in addition to a sliding cover cockpit and a detachable panel retailer cargo inside. Included within the field is a cheeky Classic Assortment debut within the type of KE4-N4, the droid accomplice of New Republic pilot Lieutenant Callahan. Within the Expanded Universe, the E-Wing was the primary starfighter to be designed for unique use with the most recent R7 astromech fashions. Whereas we don’t know definitively simply what sort of astro unit KE4 is, they’re making their debut forward of their comrade alongside the E-Wing.
KE4 will come on their very own retro-styled, Classic Assortment cardback—and whereas Hasbro wouldn’t affirm whether or not or not the E-Wing’s pilot is on the best way as a separate launch… properly, maybe it might be protected to imagine that at some level your shiny new spaceship toy goes to have somebody you possibly can slide into the cockpit.
The Classic Assortment E-Wing will value $100, and is about to launch someday in fall 2024. Preorders start later as we speak, February 7, at 1 p.m. ET on Hasbro Pulse, for a limited-time window closing at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 5. Nonetheless, in case you miss out, the E-Wing will even be obtainable at Disney Shops and Disney Parks this fall. Click on via to see loads extra photos of the fighter and KE4-N4!