The latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 gives us an unofficial Horizon Forbidden West crossover… sort of.
The adventures of Clone Force 99 (and Omega) continue this week in ‘Entombed,’ an all-new episode of the hit animated series streaming on Disney+. The fifth episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 sees the elite squad accompany pirate Phee Genoa to a mysterious planet in search of what’s said to be a legendary artefact. (Spoilers ahead)
Heading inside a foreboding mountain, the group encounters a deadly creature guarding the treasure and is required to pull of some Indiana Jones-style puzzle-solving in order to survive. Upon locating the fabled Skara Nal, The Heart of the Mountain, they discover that the rare and powerful crystalline stone is in fact the key to starting up an ancient and towering four-legged mech.
The machine in question bears more than a passing resemblance to the same creature seen in the video game, Horizon Forbidden West. The striking mech design was recently recreated as a 1,222-piece LEGO Icons model in the shape of 76989 Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck. The set has sold out on multiple occasions, but is currently in stock on the UK, US and Europe online stores, priced at £79.99 / $89.99 / €89.99.
76989 Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck is a unique collaboration with PlayStation that features an authentic interpretation of the Communications Class machine, complete with disc-shaped head, tail-like structures, long legs and a minifigure of Aloy. The massive mech in the latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 seems have been directly inspired by its video game cousin, as it boasts a similar look, long neck and lumbering movement.