Yesterday we showed you some very cool images with characters from The Last Jedi from a tabletop pinball game listed on Walmart’s online store. Apart from the characters scattered around the board, one of our readers also noticed several Aurebesh writings with very interesting translations, one of which could actually point us to a new type of TIE, being piloted by Kylo Ren. Also, is it possible that this pinball image has actually revealed the fate of Luke’s X-Wing on Ahch-To? Read on for the details.
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After we made the post with the Walmart image yesterday, our reader Sean made some interesting observations in our comments section. The most interesting part is his translation of the Aurebesh writings scattered all over the pinball board:
- I translated all the Aurebesh. Most of it is what you’d expect from a pinball game, like “RESISTANCE VICTORY” or “DEFEAT THE FIRST ORDER”, but one interesting bit of note is right next to Kylo Ren it says “FIRST ORDER TIE SILENCER“. Is this the first we’ve heard of a TIE Silencer?
Yes, this is definitely the first we’ve heard about this new type of TIE. You probably remember that it was confirmed via several toy listings in the past that Kylo Ren will have his own TIE in The Last Jedi. I doubt it’s just a coincidence that we have this TIE Silencer name next to Kylo Ren. This must be his own starfighter in the movie.
It would be interesting to see what will be so special about this new type of TIE starfighter. As you know all other TIEs have something specific about them. So far we have (via Wookieepedia):
- TIE Fighter – the original Twin Ion Engine starfighter.
- TIE Bomber – a bombing variant of the TIE line. Main source of anti-emplacement air-support.
- TIE Interceptor – used during the Battle of Endor. It was identifiable by the addition of four arrow-shaped panels tipped with laser cannons.
- TIE Advanced – has a hyperdrive and deflector shield generator. A modified early prototype was flown by Darth Vader in A New Hope.
- TIE Striker – specialized for in-atmosphere missions, the atmospheric fighter was identifiable by its horizontal high-speed wings and large central pod. Used in the battle of Scarif.
- TIE Reaper – used as a troop transport. The fighter featured flat, pointed, horizontal wings similar in design to the TIE striker. Appeared briefly in Rogue One.
- TIE Boarding Shuttle – used for boarding and troop transportation. In the aftermath of the Battle of Scarif, a pair of boarding shuttles escorted Darth Vader’s shuttle to the Profundity, and were later used to board the Tantive IV.
- TIE Defender – features a hyperdrive as well as deflector shields, and has three wings mounted around an aft section of the cockpit. Appeared in Star Wars: Rebels .
So what could this TIE Silencer be? Could it have some kind of cloaking ability, making it invisible and silent? Perhaps Kylo uses it for a secret infiltration mission in the movie? Tell us your guesses on this ship in the comments below.
Speaking of starfighters, it seems that the pinball image actually gave us another hint, this time about Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing in The Last Jedi. Take a closer look at the image below:
As some of our Cantina members pointed out, this definitely looks like an X-Wing underwater. You can clearly see a cockpit, an engine, and the wings. The question is, is it Luke’s and did he crash landed on Ahch-To? From the look of it, this X-Wing appears to have the split engine style the Resistance used, a bit different from the stacked engine look of the X-Wings from the original trilogy. Did Luke trade up for a newer model before exiling himself? Is this someone else’s ship? Will Luke finally make Yoda proud and raise an X-Wing out of the water? Tell us what you think.
It’s really amazing how much information one simple image can reveal, especially with all the secrecy surrounding the movie. We hope to have more to discuss about the movie later today when the Disney Live Action Panel hits at D23, stay tuned!