Boba Fett’s Iconic Ship Slave I Has Been Renamed on Toy Packaging
The classic Star Wars Bounty hunter Boba Fett is coming back in the universe with The Mandalorian and his new series The Book of Boba Fett, we are seeing more toys coming out for the character and there are going to be more in the future.
Those toys include the bounty hunter’s iconic ship the Slave I. Well, that ship has been given a new name for the toy packaging, and that name is simply Boba Fett’s Starship. It’s revealed that Disney doesn’t want to use the Slave I name now.
My ship will forever be Slave1.
Nothing. Not even #disney can or will change that.
This is the way. pic.twitter.com/Qt99Yo8dEz
— Mark Anthony Austin (@BobaFettANHSE) June 28, 2021
The news comes from an interview with LEGO Star Wars design director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and lead designer Michael Lee Stockwell at Jedi News.
Jens: Then, the next one, also from The Mandalorian, is Boba Fett’s Starship.
Michael: Yes, I built another. We’re not calling it Slave I any more. This is Boba Fett’s Starship.
James: OK, why are we dropping the Slave I name?
Jens: Everybody is. It’s probably not something which has been announced publicly but it is just something that Disney doesn’t want to use any more.
There’s no reason given as to why Disney changed the name, but I think that it’s because they are not happy with the “Slave” aspect of the name. There’s also no word on if Disney will withdraw from using the name of the ship in any of the upcoming Star Wars programming being developed.
Regardless of the name being changed on the packaging for the toys, there’s no doubt that the fans will just proceed to call the ship Slave I. Also, Boba Fett’s ship is still referred to as Slave I on the official Star Wars site. I don’t think erasing the name will help Star Wars history.