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!
Imperial Star Destroyer (Hot Wheels)
Slave 1 (Kenner)
Millennium Falcon (Hasbro)
Millennium Falcon (Funko)
Death Star II (Lego)
Death Star (Hallmark Ornaments)
Solar Sailer (Micro Machines)
A-Wing (Tiger Electronics)
The Ghost (Fantasy Flight Games)
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…
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.
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.
Wow! That’s so great. What an experience. Thanks so much for sharing.
Jeffrey, hope it’s ok, I went and added the speaker to the database, including your signed version as a subvariant, if you’d like to add it to your collection. If you’re not comfortable with that, let me know and I’ll fix it.
Check it out here –
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.
I really, really wish I still had my original Kenner Millennium Falcon and Slave I.
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