Reader Christopher sends us these cards from the Journey to The Force Awakens Topps series (which you can buy here) which he found on eBay. I’m not sure if these will differ from the U.S. version but these are the U.K. versions of the cards:
SPOILERISH THOUGHTS BELOW
We have Poe Dameron with his blue X-wing helmet when we’ve mostly seen Poe with his black and red X-wing helmet:
If you recall we heard that Poe leads Black Squadron. Then StarWars.com confirmed Poe was “Black Leader.” So it seems likely when Poe goes to visit the Vicar, he removes his helmet and when his silver and blue X-wing is destroyed by stormtroopers, so is his helmet. It seems unlikely he takes his helmet with him on his journey to the First Order brig and somehow keeps it with him the whole time. So Poe either paints this helmet black to match his new black X-wing (unlikely) or he gets a new black helmet to match his new squadron’s name (most likely).
The only question that remains pertains to “the black TIE makes all the difference” and if that’s the impetus for all this Black Squadron shenanigans!