Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Series 5

2022 Jazwares Action Fleet-inspired line

While Micro Galaxy Squadron series 5 won't hit until 2024, Jazwares unveiled the line at Celebration 2023. The line will feature several amazing ships, including my favorite, the B-wing.

Update: A LOT of these have changed. The Blind Box assortment is somewhat different, taking out Durge, Ani, Rey, and adding an EWEB, STAP, and a Shadow Scout. The Cloud Car, V-19, AT-DP, and Geonosian Fighter are postponed unfortunately. Lots of Sequel ships, but the B-wing and U-wing are still coming.

 

Features:

  • Hover E-WEB - Din Djarin (removable cape)
  • AvA Speeder Bike - Imperial Combat Driver
  • Flitknot Speeder - Geonosian Warrior
  • STAP - Battle Droid
  • Balutar Swoop - Death Watch Mandalorian
  • Nikto Speeder Bike - Boba Fett
  • Starhawk Speeder Bike - Aurra Sing
  • Shadow Speeder Bike - Shadow Scout Trooper

Even though most of these are repaints, I really loved this selection, especially the figures. I can't tell you how awesome the Geonosian Warrior looks. And the Mandalorian Balutar Swoop is an amazing speeder bike. However, the best overall is probably the Lothal Speeder Bike with the Combat Driver. The details and paintwork are just insane. Aurra Sing looks great, and even sports her longer hands and silver antenna on her head. Finally, the Shadow Speeder Bike and Scout sport gloss black, matte black, and gunmetal paints that really pop up close.

Aurra Sing and the Shadow Scout are both Rare with "Like a Bantha" Boba being the Chase for this series.

 

Features:

  • rotating cockpit
  • opening canopy
  • opening wings (2)
  • retractable landing gear (2)
  • poseable B-wing pilot

Now this is a B-wing. I have to say, this is probably the best B-wing toy or miniature available with only the Bandai kit surpassing it. Jazwares captured all the detail of the ILM kit perfectly. Yes, it's simplified in some areas, but the details are there. The cannons are softer rubber and may experience warping. And, there's a piece glued on haphazardly on the lower cannon blister. The pilot is great, based on the Kenner B-wing pilot miniature, which is why he looks odd.

However, the only issue I have is that the wings are too long. The ion cannon bulges should fit into the recessed areas in the wing, and they don't. Moreover, the length of the wings makes the proportions look off. If they had fixed this, it would be a 10/10.

Note: you can easily eliminate the ratcheting cockpit if you wish. Just pop off the black thingy for no more clicky clicky.

Check out my video review here.

Shadow V-wing

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • opening fins above astromech
  • rotating wings recreate flight/landing positions
  • retractable landing gear
  • push-button on bottom to pop out Astromech
  • poseable Imperial Pilot & Astromech

While they call this a "Shadow V-wing", this is technically the Imperial V-wing as seen in the Bad Batch. The black markings look great, and the Imperial Roundel is a great addition. The pilot is the best part though, beautifully painted. The unnamed Astromech is a copy of the standard V-wing's R-unit, but with a better paint job for the top grey panels (it should be a Q7 droid though).

Mace Windu's Jedi Interceptor

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • opening wings
  • poseable Mace Windu & R4-M6

Now, I like purple. And I like Mace Windu. But I think they took the purple lightsaber choice a little too far. To be fair it's not bad, but it's also not canon. The only starfighter of Mace's we ever see is his  Jedi Starfighter, which had no purple at all. I think I would have preferred that version over purple power. I do love the sculpt of Mace. He looks great. And even though it's also purple, I do love his droid.

Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • underside button pops up R2 unit
  • poseable Kit Fisto & R6-H5

The starfighter might not be super impressive, but Kit Fisto most certainly is (apart from the eye paintjob). They molded his dreadlock tentacles really well, much better than I thought they could. Plus, you get his droid that looks superb. Interestingly, the cardback shows what I think is Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter alongside Plo's. So that's hopefully indicative of a future release.

Poe's Orange X-wing

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • opening s-foils
  • push-button on bottom to pop out astromech
  • poseable Poe Dameron and R2-D2

This was a very nice repaint of the basic T-70 mold. I love how they painted the orange on, as it looks really good. Moreover, the mold seems to be improved as there is no nose gap like there was in the previous versions. The little blue markings and weathering look fantastic. Lastly, Poe looks his usual self and R2 has the improved top panels, as opposed to the blue blobs from Series 1 and 2.

Desert Skiff

 

Features:

  • slide-out ramp
  • opening engine hatch
  • fold-down side railing
  • rotating wings (2)
  • display stand
  • poseable Han Solo & Nikto Skiff Guard

For something fairly bland, the desert skiff looks pretty cool. I love the features that offer a lot of playability. The ramp is a little short and fiddly, but I love the engine hatch. The Nikto Guard looks nice, and Han looks like he can't see very well.

First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • rotating lower turret
  • wings can pop off
  • poseable First Order TIE Pilot

This one surprised me. I'm not huge on the design, but I think they did a good job overall. The transparent red looks great, and I really like the detail on the wings and interior. However, this is clearly American-made as the pilot is on the left side instead of cramped back to back like the movie.

Strangely, the wings and overall size is larger than the TIE/fo, even though they should be the same size.

Green Resistance A-wing

 

Features:

  • opening cockpit
  • retractable landing gear
  • poseable Resistance A-wing Pilot

Well, they finally used the Resistance A-wing model for a Resistance A-wing. Sadly, it's the least interesting paint scheme in my opinion. I would much prefer Tallie's blue A-wing or the orange one. But I'm sure they will come eventually. The pilot looks amazing though.

Holographic X-wing

 

Features:

  • entirely molded in transparent blue
  • same features as Series 1 X-wing
  • poseable R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker

While this is a copy of Luke's X-wing, the Holographic Blue looks really good. I was surprised how awesome it looks up close. And I'm really happy this is a Chase. It's not something for everyone, so most will be fine if they miss it.

 

Features:

  • pop-out wings (2)
  • retractable landing gear (4)
  • opening canopy
  • pop-out top panel reveals interior
  • slide-open side doors (2)
  • rotating ion blaster inside troop compartment
  • poseable Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, K-2SO

Honestly, this is the best miniature U-wing out there. The Bandai kit may have slightly better details, but the size and interior make this one the winner. I can find no major issues at all. Yes, the engines were glued a little wonky, and the blue thruster glow is gooped on for 2 of them. However, those are minor issues. The ship is phenomenal. I really love all of the interior detail, which includes the Ion Blaster and the computer Cassian works at. Speaking of which, the figures are great. Each is unique, and K-2 has his little Imperial shoulder logos.

See my video review.

 

Naboo Starfighter

 

Features:

  • retractable landing gear (3)
  • opening canopy
  • lower hatch opens for R2
  • pop-off panel shows engine underneath
  • poseable Anakin Skywalker & R2-D2

I wasn't expecting to be impressed by this one, but I was surprised with how well it's made. I love how R2 goes up into the starfighter, which is pretty genius. The chrome doesn't look very convincing, but otherwise, it's a great model.

 

 

Features:

  • underside dial rotates tail
  • opening canopies (3)
  • display stand included
  • poseable Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jar Jar Binks

Now, I should start off by saying this thing is WAYYY oversized at 1/42 scale compared to the 1/72 figures. However, if you ever wanted a display model of the Bongo, this is it. Everything is just neat and well-painted. Also, they added screw covers on the bottom to hide the screws. That's pretty impressive. The tail mounting yellow piece is transparent, and the tail itself looks great. Obi-Wan and Jar Jar look great despite the fact I would have preferred Qui-Gon.

23 Comments

    • They haven’t committed to doing capital ships yet, and I doubt we’ll see anything that size until they get all the smaller ships out first.

    • It’s been HEAVILY hinted that we’ll get a Ghost with both Phantoms at some point. Series 5 was confirmed to be rearranged, so it may come sooner rather than later.

  1. Buying a crazy amount of at-dp and at-te is my goal. Looking to support my 9 at-at, 30 at-st, 15 ground transports. Delays will not get me to purchase other stuff. Why are the female characters so exclusive. This line will end up dead. Rather get vr games or something.

    • Um, the line is doing quite well despite the initial distribution issues. Series 2 certainly had a lot of distribution issues, but Series 5 is doing great so far. I don’t see this line ending any time soon.

  2. I want the V-19!!! I hope we get it soon. Better not be postponed indefinitely seeing as how good it is.

  3. Awww man I can’t wait for that Ghost to hit retail. The paint apps look sick and I wanna display it next to my Millenium Falcon. I have 2 X-wings, 2 U-wings (Revell), have 2 B-wings on Amazon pre order and I’m still searching for reasonably prices Y-wings and A-wings. I heard the A-wing might get an updated release considering they used the resistance model for the rebellion A-wing release so I’ll wait.

    • No kidding. The Ghost is one I think we are all super excited about. I haven’t heard anything about the A-wing, but I would LOVE is they did a new mold for it. It needs it.

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