When watching Star Wars for the first time, it’s easy to imagine yourself in so many roles–Jedi, smuggler, bounty hunter, fighter pilot, princess–but tough to pick just one. Hasbro is making it easier than ever to pick with their newest Black Series helmet, the Star Wars: The Black Series Wedge Antilles Battle Simulation Helmet.
Wedge Antilles is one of the few characters from the original trilogy that lived through the whole series, participating in some of the biggest battles and piloting iconic ships. He went on to star in a long-running series of Star Wars books published under what is now the Star Wars Legends banner, and continues to pop up in the new canon Star Wars novels as well, like the Aftermath trilogy.
The Wedge Antilles Battle Simulation Helmet is modeled after the legendary pilot’s from the films. The wearable helmet offers interior padding, electronic lights, and sound effects. There are three speakers inside the helmet to create, according to the official press release, an “immersive surround battle simulation experience while synchronized LED lights inside the visor simulate blaster fire from enemy vehicles.”
Also inside the helmet is a switch that lets you choose between a simulation of piloting Wedge’s X-Wing at the Battle of Yavin, or the Snowspeeder he piloted at the Battle of Hoth. Of course, Hasbro’s use of the word ‘simulation’ here is rather tenuous. There’s no on-screen display or anything, so you’d better be looking at least at a paused image from a Star Wars battle when you flip the simulation switch.
The helmet will go for $99.99 when it hits shelves sometime in June 2021. You can order it right now through the official Hasbro Pulse site. If you’re more of a Jedi type than a pilot, though, make sure you keep an eye on the “real” Lightsaber that Disney is making.