The Last Jedi: Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter Revealed

Artist rendering by John Burns
Artist (fan) rendering by John Burns


Kylo Ren appears to have a new TIE Fighter in The Last Jedi. From the looks of an image from a collectible hobby shop, the ship certainly has its own unique flair with hints of something familiar.



Thanks to Corey at, and the source Mikado, we get our first look at Kylo Ren’s new TIE fighter. It’s hard to decipher from Mikado’s image but the wings have a hexagonal shape, immediately reminiscent of the TIE Interceptors with a nod to Darth Vader’s (being the first curved-wing TIE fighter we ever saw). This should come as a shock to no one as we know Kylo Ren is rather obsessed with the Empire and his grandfather.


image courtest of Mikado
Image courtesy of Mikado


Models of Darth Vader's TIE fighter and TIE Inteceptor
Models of Darth Vader’s TIE fighter and TIE Inteceptor


In a previous article, Jason Ward of MakingStarWars suggests the ship has blue thrusters that look a lot like the iconic rear thrusters of the Millennium Falcon. So if all of this turns out to appear in the film, Kylo Ren has had a custom fighter tailored with influence from his hero, his grandfather Darth Vader, and the man he grew to hate, his father Han Solo. This fits perfectly within the conflicted chaos that is his character.


Regardless of the style of the ship, it sounds like we’ll have the chance to see Kylo Ren as a pilot for the first time. It will be interesting to see how far the bloodline spills in regards to piloting skills, considering his grandfather was “the best star-pilot in the galaxy”, and Han Solo was no slouch himself, the guy flew into an asteroid field against 3,720 to 1 odds, and made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Even if the piloting skills fell far from the tree, seeing Kylo Ren piloting a fighter will be a refreshing angle and look at the character in The Last Jedi, but I have a feeling he has inherited the skills.


Before I get out of here, a very special thanks to the incredibly talented artist John Burns for his rendering of the TIE fighter, which is the lead featured image in this article. I highly recommend following John on twitter as he is always bringing visual descriptions of characters, ships, and locations to life. You can find him at @realJBurns.





*Note: The cockpit of the ship is an interpretation by Burns (since it’s not visible in the toy image).

What do you all think of the TIE fighter? Do you think Kylo Ren has the famous Skywalker piloting skills? When do you think we’ll see this ship in action in The Last Jedi? Sound off below and as always hit me up on twitter to discuss @JohnnyHoey



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96 thoughts on “The Last Jedi: Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter Revealed

  • May 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Hey, “the best star-pilot in the galaxy” is his grandfather Anakin, NOT his “father”

    • May 8, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      clearly a typo on my part, thanks for catching, i’ll go fix that.

  • May 8, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    The cockpit looks like the Falcon’s too.

    • May 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      looks more like a B-29 to be honest, but well spotted. It’s quite interesting to see Kylo implement all of these different parts of various fighters into his personal one.

      • May 8, 2017 at 9:32 pm

        I like the B-29 feel, I hope it looks like that in the final version. Reminds me of that concept from TFA in the winter scene with red imperial guards.

    • May 8, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      This cockpit is just an interpretation by the artist. It’s not the actual one.

  • May 8, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    It’s okay. No great shakes.

  • May 8, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I’m a bit disappointed to be honest.

    Looks to me like Vader’s personal Tie Fighter, but with the wings of an Interceptor, and this comes after the inspired Tie Striker that should of been the new Tie Fighter for the next generation. Bit of a shame after all the new stuff shown in the teaser trailer.

    • May 8, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      I disagree, I like it a ton better than his shuttle in TFA.

      • May 8, 2017 at 11:13 pm

        Well I thought his shuttle was actually pretty cool. Its just the First Order’s Tie Fighters that do nothing for me.

    • May 8, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      I, personally, am really not disappointed that the FO TIE fighters and star destroyers look very similar to those of the OT. These are some of my favorite ships, and I am happy to see them in action again. I don’t need everything to look different, but a few new things here and there are cool.

      • May 8, 2017 at 11:57 pm

        The Finalizer is sleek and fresh, yet still familiar enough as an old style favourite. The Tie Striker is a perfect example of something new and yet familiar, and would of been perfect as the new Tie for the next generation. I can’t see how switching the colour scheme and making them two seaters are a giant leap forward after 30 years of development. Each to their own.

  • May 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Great artist rendering work – nice job (and wonderfully unlike other SW sites who apparently rely on Napoleon Dynamite to do these types of drawings…); excited to see this bird fly…

  • May 8, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    “being the first hexagonal TIE fighter we ever saw”?

    The TIE Fighter is hexagonal.

    • May 8, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      And this is octagonal.

    • May 8, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      meant front facing, but I edited it without geometry to avoid confusion. Thanks for reading!

      • May 9, 2017 at 1:53 am

        Still octagonal.

  • May 8, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    It seems like Vader’s Tie mixed with an Interceptor mixed with Ren’s shuttle from TFA. I like it.

  • May 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I’d say he’ll be part of some big space battle, although we haven’t seen Kylo Ren as a skilled pilot. But I guess if you’re a Solo kid…

    • May 8, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Yeah, a Solo/Skywalker kid and force sensitive to boot. I’d wager he’s a decent pilot for sure.

      • May 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

        makes sense

  • May 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Looks like they are still stuck in the original trilogy :/ maybe this moviel will not be a ESB rehash but they are still using similar designs, but now in black.

    its hard to think that ship design only evolved in color, from gray to black…

    • May 9, 2017 at 2:35 am

      It makes zero logical sense why this is considering there was more innovation in between the PT and OT right after The Clone Wars devastated everything.

      • May 9, 2017 at 3:20 am

        Planes haven’t evolved much in our world in 30 years. makes perfect sense.

        • May 9, 2017 at 3:39 am

          Its fair to say that earth have different rules.
          And I think that is simply lazy, looks like they don’t want to move far from the OT. they will say that they made thousands of concept pieces to eventually get there, but, come on!

          • May 9, 2017 at 3:10 pm

            It’s fair to say that they don’t, obviously? B/c there isn’t much difference so judging solely from the text, they clearly don’t have different rules.

            You can think that’s lazy, that’s fine. But it is what it is.

        • May 9, 2017 at 7:48 am

          Correct. We’re still using B-52 bombers and they’re 60 years old.

  • May 8, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Not a fan of many of the ships in the new trilogy so far :/ They’re not as original as I came to know from the previous films. The ones on Crait in the Ep8 trailer looks interesting though.
    A nice way (i think) Lucasfilm could have included x-wings in the new trilogy without forcibly updating them, would have been to have the original x-wings be less common and repurposed, and let new types of starfighters take the focus.
    What do you think?

    • May 9, 2017 at 3:44 am

      It goes to show one of the flaws of this trilogy: which is a lack of aesthetic creativity. I’m all for seeing the old ships, but mix it in with some new ones. I knew someone who didn’t like how TFA just had nothing but old ships and indicated that 30 years had passed. And that is true. Overall, I had hoped that the ST might have been a blend of the PT and OT in terms of giving us something new and also familiar.

      And something like an updated X-wing(XI wing maybe?) or a new ship would have been cool. And especially after watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, i kind of wished we saw new craft. Hence, why I loved the new TIES in RO, along with the U-Wing.

      • May 9, 2017 at 3:55 am

        Agree with you 100%, I have to say that watching the trailer for Valerian and watching Guardian of the gallaxy I have the feeling that SW is stepping back a little, normally SW is the one with stunning and fantastic charaters ships, worlds, And now it looks like if they are pretending they live in 1977 and can do little about it.

        Hopefully there is much more in this movie.

        • May 9, 2017 at 5:35 am

          Yeah, it sucks. SWs worked in 1977 because it was something that audiences had never seen before and really took advantage of the visual spectacle. Guardians Vol 2 really took advantage of the weird and unique feel of the cosmic side, with colorful ships, weird ships etc. I’m not saying SWs should copy Guardians in that wackiness. I argue that SWs is a bit more serious with mystical elements.

          But, I would say that the ST should try better to establish its own identity within its world. It is why I respected the PT’s different aesthetic and even KOTOR’s. Because, SWs world is a character in of itself . So make full use of it, beyond just cool locations.

      • May 9, 2017 at 5:52 am

        The sequel trilogy at the moment seems to have the reverse problem of the Prequels — too little in original ship and weapon design. Whereas throughout the Prequels, there were way too many ships — most things didn’t stand out. And the ships that were cool (I would argue this list includes the Naboo starfighter and Republic Gunship) got cluttered out on-screen by too many other ships that weren’t interesting or really necessary to appear on screen. In the case of the Prequels, did Lucas reject *any* concept ideas?

        The only original ship design in TFA I can recall is that FO troop transport… and what a boring design that is! (Who would even want a toy of that? A box shape, essentially? No wonder Hasbro didn’t bother with making a toy of it for the action figures. lol)

      • May 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        No it goes to show how utterly ignorant some so called “fans” of star wars are when they post on the internet. There were not new ships galore in every episode of the OT. There were mostly the same ships and a couple things here and there. This is going back to that mode and it was made pretty clear that they were doing that before they even set out to actual start filming so why don’t you go get a clue.

        At any rate the only ship in the Sequel Trilogy that isn’t new that we’ve seen so far is the Millennium Falcon.

        All of you were obviously young kids when the prequels came out, just to be clear none of us even consider what you have to say as valid at all.

        • May 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

          I think you should replace “none of us even consider what you have to say is valid at all” to you. Because, really that is all what everyone wants to say and showcases your massive ego.

          As for your point, you presume too much. I did in fact you. Heck, I had an issue with that aspect since day one. Would it affect my overall view of the movie? Not if the story and characters were good. And really, your argument is an appeal to tradition. Just because something is old doesn’t mean it should be accepted/right, or in this case negate any form of criticism.

          So with all due respect, get off your high horse with your old, tribalistic thinking.

    • May 9, 2017 at 5:48 am

      I have to agree, unfortunately. Granted, this trilogy should not be cluttered up with so many crazy new ship designs (that’s what happened with the Prequels, most of the ship designs just didn’t stand out since there were too many). But there was nothing new in TFA and it looks to be the same case for TLJ except for those “sky skimmers”.

      Frankly I am nervous about the “Gorilla walkers”. Although the general idea sounds cool (four-legged walkers that move like silverback gorillas using their front arms), as I try to imagine them, it just sounds goofy and like something out of the Power Rangers TV show.

      And we know that Snoke’s Star Destroyer is perhaps nothing more than a flat, featureless giant flat triangle in space.

      It’s no wonder that the U-Wing in RO was so cool. It was something new yet fit in seamlessly with what we generally accept as the SW universe ship aesthetic.

  • May 8, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Ok now where is Luke’s X-Wing. I seriously don’t know what I want to see more Luke with his green Lightsaber or Luke and R2 in an X-Wing fight. Preferably both.

    • May 10, 2017 at 12:59 am

      Well if he grew up riding around in the Falcon, he’s probably used to that kind of cockpit…

  • May 8, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Sounds cool.

  • May 9, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Looks just like Vader’s ship. Say what you want about the prequels but at least their ships looked original.

    • May 9, 2017 at 1:48 am

      I think with the prequels the ships did look orginal, yet you could still see what they would transition into.
      It makes sense 20 years later (in universe) that ships would be different (look at the vehicles in our own world).
      But its 30 years later in-universe with the new triology and nothing has changed signficantly.
      I understand keeping the tie fighters and x-wings (designs), but something like Kylos PERSONAL fighter would have been a geat chance to bring soemthing new_orginal into the mix.

    • May 9, 2017 at 2:27 am

      The more I learn about the Disney trilogy……..the more I appreciate what Lucas tried to do with the PT.

      • May 9, 2017 at 3:20 am

        Good art design, bad writing.

      • May 9, 2017 at 6:43 am

        Pro Tip: No one here really seems to care.

      • May 9, 2017 at 4:43 pm

        maybe you and the 5 other PT fans should go bowling sometime

    • May 9, 2017 at 4:00 am

      i hear what you are saying, but to be fair the first order is all about being the next empire and kylo is all about being his granddad so this makes sense. but i agree, some variety would be nice.

  • May 9, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I hate to be a nag, but can we please not set the spoiler images as the thumbnail? I use the term spoiler lightly in this case, but some of us are trying to avoid these types of things when it comes to Ep. VIII.


    • May 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      This is just a fan rendering of the ship with a wild interpretation of the cockpit. Not spoilerific at all.

  • May 9, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Very cool to see this! The TIE Interceptor is one of my favorite ship designs

  • May 9, 2017 at 2:27 am

    The only way that this trilogy could be more of a OT parody was if Mel Brooks was cast.

    • May 9, 2017 at 6:37 am

      If you’re not going to add anything constructive or intelligent.

      Really. Just piss off.

    • May 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      OMG…Theres an Evolved Tie Interceptor in Star Wars?! How dare they?!!! next thing you know…there are going to be lightsaber’s and Space battles!!!! If John Williams is doing the music i will not be giving them my money!…..yeah..thats how dumb you sound…

  • May 9, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Well now I’m hyped to see kylo flying around. When watching force awakens I never considered his pilot ability, but since his dad was the best there is and his grandpa was no joke either, it makes sense he can wreck shop in a fighter.

    As much as I would like to see a more original design, I think this fits with kylo and the first order as a whole, they are clearly a remnant of the empire and kylo would so want a ship that was similar to his grandpa’s who he admires so. It would be really weird if the entire first order uses tie fighters, but no, he’s got some rad new star fighter we’ve never seen, even though he probably would be the best one to have it.

    Also, I sure hope it has a falcon cockpit, but I’m sure it’s just a ball shape like a regular fighter

  • May 9, 2017 at 3:16 am

    very similar to a tie interceptor!!!!!!

    • May 9, 2017 at 7:26 am

      Thanks, Captain Obvious.

  • May 9, 2017 at 3:41 am

    I’ll be honest; I like the design of Kylo Ren’s ship. I have issue with the center cockpit which looks too much like a peanut, but generally I like the design. However, the designs of the ships does raise a valid point: a lack of creativity. I am no lover of the prequels. I don’t think they are good movies, but I do not hate them with a burning passion. That said, the ships in the PT looked amazing. The Jedi Starfighter still remains my favorite ship in SWs.

    A lot of the craft were both unique and yet fit the mythos very well. Heck, symbolically; the shininess of the PT ships works to really elaborate how the world of the PT was hopeful not tarnished, but the OT is very run down and worn. For granted, I can easily believe that the Resistance and First Order would use older ships. Most modern militaries do use older tech.

    But why couldn’t we have a mix of old and new? I’ll give TFA credit for introducing a shuttle that wasn’t a Lamda class. But that should have existed all around. And really, if this trilogy really wanted to separate itself why not have some new ships aesthetically.

    Now, I’ll play devil’s advocate and say I am looking forward to TLJ and those sand runners and hopefully the story will be up to par. But really, as much as I like Kylo’s shuttle, the aesthetic in my view doesn’t work with how much time has progressed. 30 years since ROTJ.

    • May 9, 2017 at 4:30 am

      I’m not sure. You raise some decent points, but 30 years of technical development in a galaxy that has been crossing space for thousands of years need not be all that dramatic.

      I viewed the Prequels’ use of technology a bit differently. We see some completely different environments with the Prequels: highly developed planets, the working and living spaces of the wealthy and aristocratic, and luxury ships and the like. Whereas in the OT, we’re looking at events that occur – for the most part – on backwater worlds in less-developed parts of the galaxy. In addition, the tech we see in the OT is either the utilitarian, military sparseness of the Empire or the scrounged tech of the hardscrabble Rebellion.

      So, despite my criticisms of the Prequels, the fact that Amidala’s royal starship looked more advanced than an X-Wing wasn’t one of my issues. After all, a quick look at our world and you’ll see an incredibly uneven distribution of technological advancement.

      • May 9, 2017 at 5:32 am

        You raise some valid points. Really, the PT I see as covering a bright, almost hopeful period in SWs with its aesthetic. But that is superficial, as we have come to learn just how rotten it is via the corruption in the Senate to which leads to a snowball effect of the Clone Wars.

        The OT I always saw as the universe finally bringing forth the ugly in the Empire. There has always been a sense of darkness, but the OT is at the very least forthright. There is no facade as it was in the PT. As for your 30 years, I do not know.

        If we are strictly going by the films, I still question it because really the lack of world building and context about the galaxy. For granted, I approach SWs from a lore and world building perspective. It is why I loved Legends and the movies, on top of being good stories. The sad fact is that the New Canon actually has a good explanation for the stagnation of technology: cold war/peace.

        Given how the Empire is gone and the New Republic is a thing, I can see peace time hampering the development of military based weaponry . Especially, if the First Order if we are led to believe is the North Korea of SWs; the boggeyman who we barely hear from.As such, the reliance on old weaponry actually makes sense, especially given Leia being ousted from the Senate and having to rely on lesser resources.

        Assuming the FO have superior technology, I hope that TLJ and Episode Nine do focus on that difference. Because that will separate it from the OT in that it isn’t just the Resistance being forced to use lesser tech due to an Empire in control. Rather, it is due to the mistakes of the NR and its arrogance in many ways. Something, Leia knew all to well.

        • May 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm

          As you point out, Star Wars tech can be seen to operate on a few different levels; one being symbolically. And I do love me some good symbolism. : )

          “the reliance on old weaponry actually makes sense, especially given Leia being ousted from the Senate and having to rely on lesser resources.:

          I think that’s a good point. Nothing spurs on technological development like a good war: cold or otherwise. It’s been made pretty clear through TFA and some of the novels that the New Republic isn’t giving much thought to the First Order.

          I’d probably hesitate at the comparison of the First Order to North Korea. For all the rhetoric, North Korea is a minimal threat. They have a large standing army and some rudimentary nuclear capabilities, but much of their military is terribly outdated and unreliable. They’d not last long in a concerted war. They’re bizarre and creepy, but not the global threat they’d like to believe themselves to be.

          For all the comparisons of the Empire to Nazi Germany, I find the First Order a closer comparison. After Imperial Germany was defeated in WWI, the world found itself incredibly war-weary. For nearly 30 years it knew a relative piece while the Nazi menace slowly grew from the ashes of the defeated country. When it was clear that the Nazis would have to be dealt with, the world utterly dragged its feet into the conflict. The allies had to do quite a bit of catch-up in order to match Germany’s ability to wage war.

          • May 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm

            Interesting. And to answer your point, yes the New Canon made that evident. A shame that the movie didn’t. As for the NK, I still think it is valid because really the FO were a black hole for lack of a better word.

            The NR didn’t give too much thought to them given the treaty formed after Jakku and their stalemate. As such, nobody really knew what was going on with the FO in terms of their sinister plans.

            Rian Johnson confirmed this. Though, the fact that a director needs to clarify this when it should have been evident in the movies, it is annoying. The Nazi Germany comparison, I can partially accept on a militaristic part and rhetorical aspect with Hux’s speech(hamy and over the top as it was.).

            But really, if we are going to reference WW2, there were those who clearly knew that Germany was a threat, especially after their takeover of the Sudetenlands, like Neville Chamberlain. And given how Leia warned the Senate against the NR and they were dogmatic in ignoring her, I can somewhat see your point.

            But really, in terms of secrecy and a giant boogeyman threat that everyone takes for granted, I see the FO being more like NK. A shame that TFA never conveyed that. Hence, the destruction of Hosian prime came out as shoehorned and absolutely pointless.

          • May 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm

            Well, any analogy here is going to fall apart if examined too closely. Lucas was never too interested in historical analogy. He used it where it suited him, but was always more about visuals and broader, universal themes.

            TFA was a bit hazy about the relationship between the FO and the NR, but I don’t think that’s a fault of the movie. Star Wars has always had a tendency to start new stories ‘in medias res’ – with the background and details somewhat fleshed out later. And, quite honestly, it wasn’t too hard to figure out what was going on by watching the movie and seeing what was happening. And remember, at the start of ANH, viewers knew very little about both the Empire and the Rebellion. That came later.

          • May 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm

            See that is where I disagree with you on the analogy part. I think it fits fine and really does work for the universe. Because, really the Empire, if we are to compare it to Rome, simply put vanished. But its influence still defined a greater part of the galaxy for the years to come. As for Lucas not being too interested in historical analogy, that maybe the case but really given how SWs borrows heavily from a plethora of cultures, mythologies and aspects of humanity I see that as a moot point, because all basis in mythology is routed in some fashion within human history. Or at the very least our attempts to better understand the world.

            As for the hazy relationship between the FO and NR, I strongly disagree on that. If the movie was a full reboot, yeah cool; I’m with you there. But really, as a sequel to the OT, there needed to be more context in the movie. Because, really the movie coasts off of what we know and not what we should know.

            Especially given that 30 years had passed. That is a long time. If anything, the movie could have had a ANH style round table scene and I think I(and those who like the franchise from a lore and world building POV) would have tolerated the movie a bit more. Really, I find TFA, in a vacuum, a passable, but incomplete movie, predicated on a sequel to explain everything.

            And really, I find something like LOTRS Fellowship doing a significantly better job because while not advancing the overarching plot, at the very least the movie made audiences care for the characters and is a much more stable stepping stone going forth. Cheers. 🙂

          • May 9, 2017 at 8:19 pm

            I think you misunderstood me. There are some very clear analogies in Star Wars. Some of them work extremely well. Palpatine’s rise to power is going to look like Hitler’s to anyone with a passing knowledge of WW2 history. That was actually one of the plot points and themes that I enjoyed most about the Prequels: that Palpatine was legally given the authorities to do what he needed to do in order to secure absolute control.

            What I meant, was that all analogies will break down at some point. Lucas pulled elements from history (among many other things) in the creation of his story, but he wasn’t literally trying to retell the story of WW2 or Rome or anything as specific as that. There are plenty of whiffs of those things in Star Wars, but Lucas didn’t sit down to retell the story of WW2. This would be in contrast to something like Aslan in Lewis’s works who intentionally acts as an analogy to Christ.

          • May 9, 2017 at 10:32 pm

            I see. Thank you for clarifying that. 🙂 I can agree with that.

          • May 9, 2017 at 7:53 pm

            Needless to say, I am enjoying your input. You put forth some well-reasoned points. As such, I want to make it clear that your views are great even if I do not agree. 🙂

          • May 9, 2017 at 8:21 pm

            No doubt, man. You too.

            These forums work best when people are debating and talking like grown ups. Too many contributors here can’t disagree and carry on a friendly, civil debate without acting like children.

          • May 9, 2017 at 10:37 pm

            Totally. I had someone who said I didn’t know anything about music and said that I had no right to judge Williams’ score. I laughed at him because of his logical fallacy. Just because I do not produce music doesn’t mean I don’t have a right to critique or analyze music. You have showcased the utmost decency and not resorted to such pettiness For that you have my respect and as such let everyone follow your example. Disagreement is natural and fine when one doesn’t allow their egos/passions to get the better of them.

          • May 11, 2017 at 12:15 am

            Agreed. I had to deal with a bloke earlier for calling me ignorant and a kid for not approving of the ST trilogy use of vehicles and relied on logical fallacies to prove his point. Something you have not done and really I am all the more appreciative. Because, it seems like whenever one is on the Internet someone has to be an A-hole, like a disease.

            Overall, thank you for being so civil. More people could learn from you. 🙂

    • May 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      The “center cockpit” is a fan’s interpretation and nothing more, only actual image released is that of a toy and it only shows the side clearly and part of the top and back, no cockpit.

  • May 9, 2017 at 4:03 am

    looks cool enough and it makes we wonder if we’ll get a dogfight between kylo’s ship and the falcon.

    • May 9, 2017 at 4:24 am

      Maybe a dogfight between Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron. That might be interesting, as Poe was referred to as the best pilot in the Resistance.

      • May 9, 2017 at 4:49 am

        that too.come to think of it, how good of a pilot is kylo? i wonder if he is over compensating with that ship. 😉

        • May 9, 2017 at 6:04 am

          Son of Solo, grandson of Vader… but his name was Ben from Ovi Wan Kenobi. Difficult to say.
          I would say he is a Brian O´Conner.

        • May 12, 2017 at 12:29 am

          I suppose we’ll have to wait and see regarding Kylo’s skill as a pilot. We might be able speculate he flew the shuttle we saw in The Force Awakens, but the movie doesn’t tell us that. His father and especially his grandfather were known as very good pilots. We’ll have to wait and see if the skill has carried over to him.

  • May 9, 2017 at 5:58 am

    I am going to be frank about this.

    It looks boring and makes me wonder what were the designers thinking. If you are not competent enough then you should not get involved w/ Star Wars and honestly if you lack the aptitude then go back to Ralph Macquarie’s sketchbook and get some ideas.

    • May 9, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Dial back the angst a bit. Geezus…

    • May 9, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Im going to be frank as well.. feel feel to post your designs for all of us here to see. or just STFU. do you even read your posts? good lord wtf is wrong with people? This isnt real life buddy…it’s a is all going to be ok…promise… Now here.. take your binky and go lay back in your crib for a nappy nap….that’s a good boy

      • May 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

        No one told you to read the comments. Maybe stop doing that, whiny cryfag.

  • May 9, 2017 at 7:29 am

    The nerd rage from people commenting on EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE is getting really fucking old.

  • May 9, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Well the side of the toy looks cool. The artist rendering does not. I prefer a familiar TIE than I do a weird bat shuttle 😛

  • May 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

    For those of you complaining about the lack of ‘new’ ships in the ST, you need to realize something. The US military has aircraft, land vehicles, and naval ships that are 40, 50, and 60 years old. Just the passage of 30 years shouldn’t mean that everything seen in the ST has to be completely new. It doesn’t bother me that every ship is not a new design. Derivatives are to be expected. Besides, we haven’t seen the movie, yet! There might be a few unexpected surprises coming. Just be patient.

    • May 9, 2017 at 8:49 am

      You’re right, and there were old X-Wings and A-Wings in TFA. I suppose the main complaint about TFA is there wasn’t a new, unique ship design in it. We got that in RO with the U-Wing.

      • May 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm

        But the actual X Wings changes different look to the wings where they connect with the engines and the wings are cut to split in the middle differently than they did before.

    • May 10, 2017 at 5:34 am

      SO TRUE !

    • May 11, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      This is StarWars not the real world, and I don’t think there are only x-wings and tie fighters in the entire gallaxy. You can have new ships, that have been there for decades and and still a design not seen in screen before.

      • May 11, 2017 at 10:32 pm

        As I stated, be patient. I’m sure ‘new’ designs will be seen in TLJ. They’re not going to show us everything in trailers.

  • May 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Vader’s ship from ANH is actually called a Tie Bomber in the X-Wing and Tie Fighter games.

  • May 9, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Are the X-Wing and Tie Fighter games not canon anymore? Vader’s ship from ANH was called a Tie Bomber there.

    • May 9, 2017 at 11:14 am

      No, Vader’s ship was a Tie Advanced, and those games have also been ditched a Loooonng time ago.

      Remember how the Z-95 headhunter was the predecessor of the X-Wing in that game, and in the prequels they changed that into the ARC-170 for the clone troopers.

      • May 9, 2017 at 11:28 am

        Oh yeah, you’re right. The Tie Bomber had like two circular shapes in the middle.

  • May 9, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Han Solo for a Dad and a Skywalker for a mother, I’d say he’s a hell of a pilot!

  • May 9, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    You have to remember, too, that this is a toy. It’s also an early model. There are still “Sergeant Jyn Erso” toys out in the wild, because she was originally supposed to be ranked within the Rebellion before the script was changed at the last second. We also have toys that include power armor for the TFA characters. Kylo Ren might not even HAVE his own starfighter; this is all speculation. (Though it’s very likely that he will, don’t forget that toys aren’t always accurate representations of film content.)

  • May 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Little disappointing, because other leaked concept was much more original in design.

  • May 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    How certain are we that it is Kylo’s and not just a First Order Interceptor?

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