Star Wars Rogue One: Watch Chapter Two of movie's new toy story
Attention, Star Wars toy fanatics: Chapter Two of the plastic-fantastic stop-motion short Go Rogue is ready for your eyes.
The video, which you can watch above, continues the fan-made comedy adventure that Lucasfilm and Disney are using to unveil new Rogue One playthings throughout the month.
The first segment debuted last week and reimagined the Dec. 16 film’s story about the hunt for the Empire’s Death Star plans as a farce — this time about action figures trying to get their kung-fu grips on instructions for a massive LEGO Death Star kit.
In this portion of the story, we see a Funko Pop Director Krennic bristling at the poor progress his stormtroopers are making trying to assemble a 3,800-piece LEGO battlestation without knowing where to start. The result would make M.C. Escher proud.
While Jyn Erso and the droid K-2SO are represented by Hasbro Black Series figures, the Cassian Andor, Baze Malbus, and Chirrut Imwe figures are part of the Disney Store Elite Series.
We also see the pilot Bodhi Rook as a minifig, flying a LEGO version of the U-Wing fighter. This video demonstrates a new capability for the starship — its duel prongs retract back on the hull to form more traditional wings for atmospheric flight before straightening forward again for deep space hyperdrive travel.
Finally, this short presents an unusual kind of Big Bad: a 20-inch Jakks Pacific Big-Fig, battling the 6-inch action figures like Godzilla.
If you need a refresher, here’s where you can watch last week’s Go Rogue: Chapter One.
The toys are all available for pre-order and will be released on Sept. 30. This series was produced by Tongal, a Santa Monica studio that bills its staff as fans since it crowdsources its projects to outsiders.
The contest closes on Oct. 30, and winners visit Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco for a big-screen viewing of their shorts, followed by a preview screening of Rogue One.
Stay tuned until next week for Chapter Three…
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