Remembering Designer Colin Cantwell with our Favorite Star Wars Spaceships on hobbyDB


The galaxy might be far, far away, but the Star Wars community has lost someone that was very near to their hearts with the passing of Colin Cantwell at age 90.

If you’re not familiar with Cantwell’s name, you definitely know his work designing many of the most iconic spaceships from Star Wars lore. From the Death Star to the X-Wing that blew it up, and so many others between, we decided to honor Cantwell with a look at some of our favorite Star Wars spaceships found on hobbyDB.

What’s your favorite Star Wars spaceship? Tell us in the comments below!

 

X-Wing (Lego)

Star Wars

 

TIE-Fighter (Fascinations)

Star Wars

Star Wars

 

Imperial Star Destroyer (Hot Wheels)

Star Wars

 

Slave 1 (Kenner)

Star Wars

 

Y-Wing (Tomica)

Tomica

 

Millennium Falcon (Hasbro)

Star Wars

 

Millennium Falcon (Funko)

Star Wars Funko

Death Star II (Lego)

Star Wars

 

Death Star (Hallmark Ornaments)

Star Wars Hallmark

 

Solar Sailer (Micro Machines)

Micro machines

 

A-Wing (Tiger Electronics)

Star Wars

 

The Ghost (Fantasy Flight Games)

Star Wars

 

 

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Karl
Karl
1 month ago

Thank you for passing on this sad news. He was a very talented designer! https://www.starwars.com/news/colin-cantwell and https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colin-cantwell-star-wars-designer-dies-at-90/ I am still looking for more of his drawings online…

Jeffrey (IMFunkoJeff)
Jeffrey (IMFunkoJeff)
1 month ago

My wife and I met Mr. Cantwell a few years back when he came to Denver Comic-Con. I had a Bluetooth Death Star Speaker that I had him autograph. It was his idea to sign where the Death Star’s round laser-firing dish was located (the actual Bluetooth speaker). He was such a sweet man and my wife and I very much enjoyed the few moments we had spent with him as we talked about how he designed the Death Star.

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Jeffrey (IMFunkoJeff)
Jeffrey (IMFunkoJeff)
1 month ago

Here’s the signed Bluetooth Death Star Speaker that he signed for us. He also drew an “X” on the base to target the exhaust port.

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Jeffrey (IMFunkoJeff)
Jeffrey (IMFunkoJeff)
1 month ago

That’s very cool, thank you very much for adding that to the database. Before I add it to my stuff on my HobbyDB collection, I have a couple of questions for you regarding how to split my Funko collection with my other collectibles on HobbyDB to keep different segments of my collection separate from each other. I’ll message you possibly tomorrow and, if not, most likely on Saturday. I hope you don’t mind me asking. I’m currently on a family trip so I’ll send you a message when I get a moment over the next couple of days.

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