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Heff Tobber was a human male pilot who served as a lieutenant in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War.


Heff Tobber was initially stationed as a transport pilot at the Rebel outpost on the planet Crait. However, when the base was abandoned, the pilot ventured to the moon Yavin 4 and joined Blue Squadron. He provided a report to General Jan Dodonna on the status of the abandoned outpost.[3] There, Tobber quickly became one of the most popular U-wing pilots within the navy. In the year 0 BBY, he took part in the Battle of Scarif under the callsign of Blue Eight, but did not get through the planetary shield over Scarif with his U-wing starfighter and therefore supported Green Squadron above the planet.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Heff Tobber's flight helmet

Heff Tobber was portrayed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story First Assistant Director Toby Hefferman, who originally donned a costume for still photography. Later events resulted in him becoming an X-wing pilot on-screen.[4]

Tobber erroneously portrayed as piloting a U-wing within the planetary shield over Scarif

The Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game U-wing Expansion Pack incorrectly portrays Tobber piloting a U-wing transport within the planetary shield of Scarif. While the card does not explicitly state Scarif is the planet depicted in the card art, it clearly shows the Scarif landscape.[5]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  3. Star Wars: The Rebel Files
  4. TwitterLogo.svg Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter: "p. 170. Heff Tobber is our 1st AD Toby Hefferman, who first just donned a costume for stills. But he got promoted to on-screen X-wing pilot" (screenshot)
  5. FFGXWMG.png Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures GameU-wing Expansion Pack (Card: Heff Tobber—U-wing)