As part of Marvel’s ongoing Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters run of comics, one of the alternate covers may have revealed the new designation for Slave I after a LEGO set revealed that Disney is implementing a name change to the iconic ship.
Over six issues in the series, a selection of alternative designs will be available, depicting the bounty hunter featured in that issue alongside their named ship. For example, Bossk is shown alongside The Hound’s Tooth as his spacefaring vehicle of choice. Notably, the ship’s model is a YV-666 light freighter, but the issue does not name it as such.
It’s for that reason that when looking at Boba Fett’s cover where the Slave I is instead named as Firespray, it could be believed that Disney is going back the model name of the ship for any future names, instead of sticking with Boba Fett’s Starship. Firespray is the original designation of the craft before it became the bounty-hunting vessel that it’s known as.
Whilst not confirmed as an official name change outside of the comics, the fact that every other alternate cover features the respective ship’s names rather than their model suggests that this is what Disney will be referring to the Slave I as in future.
We’ll have to see if the LEGO Group decides to adopt this moniker on any of their current and future models, including 75312 Boba Fett’s Starship. No matter the name we’ve got an in-depth review of the Star Wars model for you to dig into, including a look at the exclusive Boba Fett minifigure.