Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Archives

2022 Jazwares Action Fleet-inspired line

In 2022, toy company Jazwares announced a new line of collectible Star Wars toys called Micro Galaxy Squadron. This new line is very reminiscent of Galoob's old Action Fleet line.  Every toy comes with at least 1 poseable figure and an array of "action" features like opening wings, extendable landing gear, and opening cockpits.

Micro Galaxy Squadron figures have poseable arms and legs and are roughly 1" tall or 1/72 scale. The ships however vary from 1/50-ish to nearly 1/200 in scale.

Sculpts and details are usually very good, even if the paint doesn't always show it. Weathering is often overdone, like a coffee wash, but it can be removed with isopropyl alcohol. Because they are plastic, they are easy to modify. Moreover, the 1/72 scale figures are great for mixing with other model kits lines.

Ahsoka’s Jedi Starfighter

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • detachable hyperspace ring
  • poseable Ahsoka Tano (season 3-5) and R7-A7

Ahsoka's starfighter is a really great model with excellent paintwork. The reddish color is a bit darker than what we saw in The Clone Wars, but the markings are spot on. R7 is molded in red with painted highlights, and Ahsoka looks fantastic.

Blue Leader’s X-wing

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • detachable hyperspace ring
  • poseable Ahsoka Tano (season 3-5) and R7-A7

Ahsoka's starfighter is a really great model with excellent paintwork. The reddish color is a bit darker than what we saw in The Clone Wars, but the markings are spot on. R7 is molded in red with painted highlights, and Ahsoka looks fantastic.

Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • opening wings (4)
  • poseable Yoda and R2-D2

Despite it's small size, Yoda's Starfighter is my favorite Starfighter-class ship. It packs a lot of detail and features for a ship so small. And it's really nice to get a Yoda figure that fits in the cockpit.

AT-ST & AT-ST Raider

 

Features:

  • opening/rotating cockpit
  • rotating twin blasters and side blaster cannons
  • poseable legs and feet (3 points of articulation)
  • poseable AT-ST Driver or Klatoonian Raider

The AT-ST is an excellent model that shares many direct details seen on the Bandai model. Each leg bends in 3 places, giving you a lot of poseability. The whole top opens up, but I do wish the hatch could open as well for displaying a trooper or Chewie.

Republic LAAT Gunship

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • rotating front blasters and rear blaster
  • swiveling wing beam turrets (2)
  • opening manned beam turrets hold Clones (2)
  • opening side doors (2)
  • opening rear hatch fits speeder bikes
  • pop off top hatch over missiles
  • poseable Clone Pilot and Clonetrooper phase I

The Gunship has a lot of good and a lot of bad. I love that it fits a lot of figures. But the design is off with missile turrets resembling Ryan Church concept art and inaccurate side doors that don't look great.

Republic LAAT Gunship (Plo’s Bros)

 

Features:

  • same features as original LAAT Gunship
  • new markings and nose art
  • includes BARC Speeder
  • poseable Clone Pilot and 4 Clonetroopers phase I

Despite having some really cool nose art, I still see a lot of inconsistencies with the on-screen Gunships. They corrected the wing beam turrets that were off on most of the original Gunships. However, the BARC speeders tend to have backwards facing front blasters.

Millennium Falcon

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • opening turret with rotating quadlaser
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • opening interior
  • pop out flooring reveals hidden compartment
  • lights and sound including hidden engine startup failure sound
  • poseable Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia

Overall, this is a nice model of the Millennium Falcon with loads of features. Sadly, there is no Luke figure, which would be more appropriate since Obi-Wan and Leia were never on board at the same time. Still, it's nice to fit FOUR figures in the cockpit and more inside. Unfortunately, there is no rotating quadlaser underneath.

Engine lights look really good and the sounds match the movies. If you hit the startup button enough times, the startup will fail like it did in The Empire Strikes Back.

Interesting note: there is a damaged panel behind the sensor dish, which is only found on the TROS version. So technically, this is not the original trilogy version we are familiar with.

Later released as a battle pack with TIE Fighters and Luke instead of Obi-Wan. Galaxy's Edge release had the rectangular dish and different figures.

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