The actors are still hush-hush about their characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but their toys are talking up a storm.
The “Force Friday” product roll-out of new books, games, toys, and collectibles has unveiled a handful of playthings with built-in voice features, allowing fans to hear John Boyega’s Finn, Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma, and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren for the first time.
Boyega and Daisy Ridley, who plays the Jakku scavenger Rey, even turned out to show off some of their mini-me figurines.
Some of what the toys have to say is mildly spoilery, so if you’re waiting until the film’s release on Dec. 18 before learning any more, best plug your ears and Super Glue your eyelids shut from here on out.
First up, let’s listen to the Dark Side. Here’s video of a speaking Kylo Ren mask posted to Twitter by Disney Digital’s @DavidPopineau:
• “I feel it, too.”
• “You know what I’ve come for…”
• “Together, we will destroy the resistance and the last Jedi.”
• “Don’t fight it… You know you can’t.”
• “I’m immune to the light.”
• “That weapon is mine.”
No doubt, “the weapon is mine” is a reference to Luke Skywalker’s old lightsaber, seen in the trailer being handed to Princess Leia — and later being wielded by Finn. And “the last Jedi”? That’s bad news. Three decades after Return of the Jedi and there’s still only Luke? Sounds like a lot of people must be immune to the light.
NEXT PAGE: Hear Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
Now here’s audio from the mask of Captain Phasma, the chrome-plated Stormtrooper played by Game of Thrones star Christie.
We haven’t even seen her face behind that glimmering mask, but this is what she has to say for herself.
• “Move to your ships, now.”
• “On my command… ”
• “Fire, FN2187.”
• “Submit your blaster for inspection.”
As with Driver’s Kylo Ren, this is the first time we’ve heard Christie speak as Captain Phasma and she has a icy cool delivery, the voice of a military leader who is unflustered by her duties. But what or who is “FN2187”?
Well, good question. And another toy has the answer …
We’ve only ever seen him gasping for air. Now that John Boyega’s runaway Stormtrooper has caught his breath, here’s what he has to tell us …
• “The name’s Finn, and I’m in charge now.”
• “We go back to Jakku, we die!”
• “Stay low, and put up the shields!”
• “We need cover, quick!”
• “I don’t… know what… to do!”
• “I never should have rescued you!”
• “Listen, I’ve had a pretty messed up day.”
This one comes by way of IGN, which posted video of this talking Finn doll.
First off — hey, he’s American! Quiet a different accent than the imperious and lofty tones of Captain Phasma.
As for who Finn seems to be shouting at, we’ve seen behind-the-scenes video of Oscar Isaac’s X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron in the custody of Stormtroopers. My money says Finn has a crisis of conscience and helps spring the Resistance fighter from the clutches of The First Order. That TIE Fighter that Finn crashes back onto Jakku is most likely their crude escape plan.
Maybe Finn turning against his brethren in white armor has something to do with not being able to pull the trigger when ordered to by Captain Phasma.
FS2187 … That has to be Finn’s Stormtrooper I.D., right?
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