Boba Fett’s ship name changed from Slave-1 officially

Chris Burns - Aug 18, 2021, 10:38am CDT
Boba Fett’s ship name changed from Slave-1 officially

This week the folks at Marvel and Disney and whomever else is in charge of this sort of business made the name change official for Boba Fett’s ship. Earlier this year, LEGO detailed a new set of bricks that’d make what they might’ve earlier called Slave-1. That was the official name for Boba Fett’s ship in earlier LEGO sets, and the name of the ship almost anywhere else it was required – books, comics, and so forth. The LEGO set was called Boba Fett’s Starship. Now it has a new name.

The new name comes from a canonical comic book release from Marvel. This comic is called Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Jabba the Hutt #1. This comic is one of an array of similar comic books all taking part in a “War of the Bounty Hunters” event. This event takes place after The Empire Strikes Back and before Return of the Jedi.

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In the story, Boba Fett effectively lost possession of Han Solo (frozen in carbonite). Solo was stolen by Crimson Dawn – the gangster crew you might remember from the Star Wars movie SOLO. It is during this period that the comics assert the names of the ships of each of the main hero Bounty Hunters. These are the hunters we see in The Empire Strikes Back aboard a star destroyer being given a bounty by Darth Vader.

Boba Fett appears on a “Behold the Vehicles of War” poster / variant cover for a War of the Bounty Hunters comic with his ship. The ship’s name and specifications appear written in Aerebesh, aka Galactic Basic. These letters are basically 1:1 code in English and can be translated with relative ease, just like the Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 6 chain code shown on Boba Fett’s wrist.

This cover shows Boba Fett’s ship: Firespray.* The name very, very likely originates from the canonical model/class of the ship: Kuat Systems Engineering Firespray-31-class Patrol and Attack Craft. Now it’s also been given the nickname Firespray.

*UPDATE: The original article suggested that the cover itself listed “Firespray”, when it wasn’t the cover, but the press release about the cover that revealed the name. The cover is one of several from the War of the Bounty Hunters limited series showing artist Paolo Villanelli’s cover art. Per the press release from Marvel, each cover shows “the underworld’s most dangerous hunters” and “dynamically depicts them alongside their legendary ships.” The release goes on to list the following:

· Bossk and The Hound’s Tooth
· Boba Fett and Firespray
· IG-88 and IG-2000
· Zuckuss and The Mist Hunter
· Valance Beilert and The Broken Wing
· Dengar and The Punishing One

The most important bit here is the fact that they list the unique name given to each of the ships, not the ship’s model. Boba Fett’s ship model is a Firespray-class, and here it would ALSO appear that they’ve gone ahead and given the ship the nickname Firespray.


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