Razor Crest?! That thing looks like a Canto Bight slot machine! I don’t collect The Vintage Collection figures, but when the Razor Crest Haslab was going I was in the absolute height of my Mandalorian Obsession. I had to get it. Well, it’s been a while, but The Razor Crest finally landed. Let’s take a look!
A big part of the appeal for The Vintage Collection is that classic packaging that takes old men like myself back to their misspent youths and this is no different. I especially love the amazing diorama and the line drawing version tugged at the old nostalgia strings super hard. I don’t know where I’m going to keep this box, but it will be tough to throw out.
The first thing that struck me after cracking this beast of a toy open is the amazingly detailed greeblie and etched panel line sculpting on every centimeter of the ship. It’s a marvel to look at with bright silver paint and a deep, dirty wash bringing out all that great detail.
If that wasn’t enough detail for you, there’s a whole second layer of techno detail underneath the multiple removeable panels. One even hides a double barreled laser cannon. I know I would have spent hours as a kid having my figures crash and repair the Crest over and over as a kid. The parts are different enough that it’s not too hard to figure out where they go once removed, but they are integrated so well that I did need the instruction booklet to make sure I identified them all. As many chunks that can come off, the ship does feel remarkably solid.
One of the larger removeable panels hides a coffin-shaped escape pod that can fit one TVC figure. I’m really impressed by all the detail in that escape pod chamber.
You have a couple main ways to display the Razor Crest, I think the most playable is probably using the landing gear. The front gear has a slot that is covered by a sliding panel while the two back feet go into slots hidden by opening flaps. They plug in easily and solidly and are very stable and hold the weight of the vehicle well.
I think ultimately I will be displaying my ship on the included flight stand. It has a solid base with a raised The Mandalorian logo on the front and two solid, crystal clear plastic curved pieces that hold the ship. One plugs into the slightly curved hole in the bottom of the ship and the ship rests on the other. The ship has a nice flight attitude on this stand.
The ship has two of the boarding ramps we see in the show and both open smoothly. In the show, the door at the side has an equal door on the opposite side of the ship. This is sculpted on the outside, but not functional for the toy because the interior is a little smaller in toy form than on the show. The ramp on the side has a tiny little mini-ramp that slides out so it can reach the ground.
The main way to get inside and play with the interior is to press a white button on the top of the Crest to remove the largest panel. This panel has a track on the underside with four clips that you can attach the four included carbonite slabs to and move them around in the bay or slide them out towards the back ramp for delivery. The slabs are a plain gray plastic and are one of the few things included that I think could use a little more TLC. A wash or a metallic dry brush would have helped sell these a bit better.
Inside the cargo bay there is a carbon freezing chamber that hinges open and you can either place a figure or a carbonite slab in there. It doesn’t hinge all the way open unless you remove the large left side panel. One of the slabs is The Mythrol and it’s really making me want to buy that TVC figure. It might be fun to get figures of the other three frozen characters at some point too.
One of the cargo bay walls has a large removeable panel and both walls have hooks where you can place some included cargo bag accessories.
The bay is packed with features and also includes a little panel opening that reveals Mando’s sleeping area. Mando doesn’t fit in there, but it’s a nice little spot to put Grogu. There is also a lower compartment that hinges open, but there’s nothing in there. Just more storage space.
Next to the bunk is the vac tube or space toilet which has a surprising amount of detail. Next to that is the weapons closet where you can store the ridiculous number of blasters included in the accessories. It is a tiny spot with tiny little toys and holy crap is it a pain in the butt to load up because I’m squeezing my hands into a tiny little space. I honestly had to set it aside and might ask my son to do it.
The interior of the cockpit is also very nicely detailed, although the blue of the inner shell really stands out to me as a little too bright compared to what we see in the show. The control panels have lots of buttons and levers to grab and plenty of paint hits too. I especially like the crystal clear windows and the weird little trash can Mando uses to store Grogu after he loses the original pram.
The ship also comes with three figures. Grogu and the Jawa Elder come on vintage cards and Mando came in a little baggy. Mando has his long rifle, pistol, and jet pack while Grogu comes with a pram, a closing lid for the pram and his little cup. I haven’t decided if I’m opening the Jawa yet. Mando’s soft goods cape allow him to sit in the pilot seat without an issue.
Overall, I’m just blown away by this thing in person. It’s a pretty massive piece at about 30 inches long and 20 inches wide at its widest point and the detail and paint are extremely impressive. On the stand it almost has the look of a pricey statue and doubles as a vehicle, playset and action figure backdrop. It did cost a boatload of money and I do have that pang I sometimes feel when I’ve spent a ridiculous sum on a toy, but my enjoyment is overpowering that feeling for now.