From the StarWars.com Databank
The TIE fighter was the unforgettable symbol of the Imperial fleet. Carried aboard Star Destroyers and battle stations, TIE fighters were single-pilot vehicles designed for fast-paced dogfights with Rebel X-wings and other starfighters. The iconic TIE fighter led to other models in the TIE family including the dagger-shaped TIE Interceptor and the explosive-laden TIE bomber. The terrifying roar of a TIE’s engines would strike fear into the hearts of all enemies of the Empire.
My husband, Michael, has always liked TIE Fighters ever since he was a kid. The reason is that these vehicles have a futuristic and sci-fi look to them that appealed to him.
My husband really loved this vintage Star Wars toy, which held one figure. Of course, the figure he placed inside was Darth Vader.
Even as an adult, one of my husband’s favorite PC games is Star Wars TIE Fighter.
My husband likes that Star Wars Rebels features several different TIE Fighters including:
The Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced prototype was superior to typical TIE fighters, featuring faster engines, S-foils with more efficient solar gather panels, upgraded laser cannons, and a projectile launcher that fired Imperial XX-23 S-Thread Tracers.
Darth Vader’s TIE fighter as seen in the Season 2 Trailer
My husband is also excited to see that TIE Fighters are one of the vehicles returning in Star Wars The Force Awakens based on the two trailers released for this film.
So what do you think of TIE Fighters? Are you, like my husband, excited to see them in Star Wars Rebels and in Star Wars The Force Awakens?