Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Series 1

2022 Jazwares Action Fleet-inspired line

The initial release of the Micro Galaxy Squadron line, Series 1 gave us some iconic Star Wars ships like the TIE Fighter,  X-wing, and Millennium Falcon. However, we also got some interesting ships, such as Asajj Ventress' Ginivex Fanblade Starfighter, something I really wasn't expecting.

Mandalorian had nice representation with 2 variants of the Razor Crest, the AT-ST Raider, Outland TIE Fighter, and several Blind Box speeders. And while it looked more like the version seen in Mandalorian, Rebels fans received the Imperial Troop Transport, which was inspired by a classic Kenner toy.

All in all, I felt like this was a good introductory wave to Micro Galaxy Squadron. Series 1 showed what was possible with the technology of today, and I think it gave a lot of fans of Action Fleet a new line to collect. The only real disappointment (besides the coffee-like wash), was the lack of distribution and difficulty finding Chase ships.

AT-ST & AT-ST Raider



  • 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.

TIE Fighter & White TIE



  • opening canopy
  • opening rear engine hatch
  • push button on bottom ejects pilot
  • wings can pop off
  • poseable TIE Pilot

I love the overall look of the TIE Fighter. They did a great job with the design, especially getting the sleek look correct. However, they used a smaller front window, like the Rogue One or Mandalorian version, which I don't like. Moreover, they didn't paint the frame of the front window. Lastly, the Chase White TIE looks great.

Asajj Ventress' Ginivex Starfighter



  • opening cockpit
  • fold-out wings
  • rotating blasters (2)
  • special clear stand included
  • poseable Asajj Ventress

I was so shocked they did the Fanblade as a series 1 offering. I love the design and how they incorporated the folding wings. The transparent red looks great, and I am so glad they included a display stand. Lastly, Asajj looks phenomenal with her dual lightsabers.

Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter



  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • detachable hyperspace ring
  • underside button pops up R2 unit
  • poseable Obi-Wan Kenobi and R4-P17

Overall, it's a very nice rendition of the Jedi Starfighter. Landing gear seems a little delicate, but I love the cockpit detail. One issue is that this is the Clone Wars version of the Jedi Starfighter with the centerline R2 unit, not the embedded droid as seen in AOTC. Lastly, I noticed that R4 is very loose and falls out easily. Ahsoka's Jedi Starfighter didn't have this problem.

Luke Skywalker's X-wing (both versions)



  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • opening s-foils
  • push-button on bottom to pop out R2 unit
  • Poseable R2-D2 and either Red 5 Luke or Mandalorian-era Luke with removable cloak

The X-wing looks great. But the weathering coffee wash does not. If you remove the wash, the fighter looks even better. There are no differences between the regular and Chase versions besides the Luke figure. R2 and the ship remain the same.

Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1



  • opening cockpit
  • flip open rear engine hatch
  • push button on bottom ejects pilot
  • poseable Darth Vader with removable cloak

The TIE Advanced x1 looks fantastic next to the regular TIE's. They scaled it really well, and the proportions look spot-on. Darth Vader is very detailed, even if the cape seems a little oversized.

Outland TIE Fighter



  • opening cockpit
  • folding wings
  • separate landing gear display stand
  • push button on bottom ejects figure
  • poseable Moff Gideon with removable cloak

The Outland TIE truly impresses in that they captured the folding wings perfectly. It's the exact same size as the regular TIE Fighter. The "stand" is cool, but not very stable. Of course, Moff Gideon looks imposing as always.

Imperial Troop Transport



  • opening front hatch with 2 seats
  • opening rear hatch with 6 seats
  • rotating front blasters (2)
  • rotating rear blaster turret
  • opening side hatches (6)
  • rolling wheels underneath
  • poseable Stormtrooper pilot and Stormtrooper with blaster

This vehicles is great, just great. You get a total of 14 seats or stations for figures. On the downside, you only get the 2 Stormtroopers, which as of series 2, are the only Stormtroopers available. This was also the first Micro Galaxy Squadron toy I removed the coffee wash from using Isopropyl Alcohol.

Boba Fett's Slave I



  • opening canopy
  • opening rear seismic charge hatch
  • rotating front blasters (2)
  • weighted wings rotate and rotate cockpit
  • cockpit holds 3 figures
  • pop-up door and slide-out ramp
  • opening side panel reveals interior
  • rotating weapons rack holds Boba's jetpack
  • poseable Boba Fett and Fennec Shand

For a Slave I model, this one is pretty good. It gets the proportions correct, and they packed it full of features. Fennec and Mandalorian-era Boba Fett look amazing. The paint job is a little dreary overall, but isn't too bad. However, I HATE the weighted wings that rotate depending on how you position it. I would rather position it myself or even have the ability to tilt the wings upward.

Note: Kevin Tanner designed and printed the display stand.

Razor Crest & Arvala-7 Variant



  • opening canopy
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • opening side-door
  • opening rear ramp
  • pop-off engine hatch
  • pop-off side panel
  • pop-off top panel
  • rotating carbonite bounty (mounts in 2 positions)
  • opening wall-side carbonite chamber traps figures
  • cockpit seats 3
  • Grogu in hoverpram connects to center console
  • poseable Din Djarin (removable jetpack), Greef Karga, Grogu with stand
  • Arvala-7 has poseable Din Djarin (removable cape), Kuiil, Jawa

The Razor Crest is a beautiful model and one of the best of Series 1. For play features, it has a lot of cargo room and a roomy cockpit. The wash is a little heavy-handed, but the grey tone works better here. Personally, I think the canopy is a bit thick, but that is a minor issue. Din Djarin has a removable jetpack, but he still fits perfectly in the pilot's seat. Yet, Grogu is the standout here. He has a notch that fits in the cockpit, as well as his own clear stand.

Now, the Arvala-7 variant is essentially the same. However, it features several "panels" cut out of the mold to look like Jawas scavenged it. Jazwares gave it a more dirty, brown-toned wash, as well as some off-color panels in the paint job. Din Djarin sports his initial look with a removable cap only. Yet, Kuiil and the Jawa look fantastic.

Take some time to look at all of the recessed detail the Razor Crest has. Also, check out the perfect weapons rack just inside the door modeled after the show.

Millennium Falcon



  • 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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