This is the bread and butter of Force Friday. Disney clearly wants to rule the universe, so instead of building a Death Star, they opted for the more effective plan of commissioning a line of Star Wars toys that already have collectors foaming at the mouth.
Their scheme wasn’t perfect, though. There have already been numerous leaks of images of what the toys will look like, and even though the Mouse’s enforcers have worked to take them down, once something is on the Internet it never fully disappears.
You can find specific images of the leaks online, but for now, here are the products that we know are coming.
First off, Lego is also putting out seven sets designed after vehicles from The Force Awakens. They include Rey’s Speeder, a First Order Snowspeeder, a First Order TIE Fighter, Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Starfighter, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, a First Order Transporter and the new Millenium Falcon.
Moving on to more vehicles, Hot Wheels will reportedly put out a line of figures including a duel pack of the Millennium Falcon and a First Order TIE Fighter. Other ships include one of the new X-Wing models, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Starfighter and the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels.
Amazon accidentally leaked a series of photos of Star Wars Funko Pop figures that will be on sale. There are eight confirmed characters in all, including Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, C-3PO, BB-8, Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma and two First Order stormtroopers.
Think of all those other companies as Imperial generals and Hasbro as Darth Vader. We know who is really in charge of this Force Friday deal.
There was a massive disturbance in the Force when the company’s entire Star Wars catalogue leaked online recently, and you can head there to check out just how much you’re going to be in debt after this weekend. Everything from lightsabers to board games to nerf guns to action figures will be available.
But there are a few highlights. For one, Micro Machines, those models of vehicles and ships that fold out to reveal an entire scene, are making a comeback, including a Millennium Falcon figure that opens up into a scene on the planet of Jakku.
But many fans will be gunning for the company’s signature Black series of Star Wars figures, a line of 6-inch characters that have been wildly popular. For Force Friday, Hasbro is releasing a special Black Titanium series that focuses on the vehicles of the Star Wars franchise, from X-Wings and TIE Fighters to new crafts like Rey’s speeder.
As far as characters go, the Black series is confirmed to include Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey, BB-8, Chewbacca, and a First Order Stormtrooper. There will also be 3.75-inch figurines of those Force Awakens characters and others available as well.
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