Star Wars Rogue One: Jyn Erso toys revealed in exclusive gallery
Last year, The Force Awakens revealed its merchandizing blitz with "Force Friday," but for the upcoming Rogue One, we're getting our reveal of new Star Wars toys throughout the month of September. First up, EW has an exclusive look at some of the new figurines for Jyn Erso, the Rebel sergeant played by Felicity Jones, who is tasked in the film with stealing the plans for the original Death Star. As you can see, she comes in many shapes and sizes...
First up, the 7-inch Disney Store Elite Series, which comes complete with a blaster pistol, laser rifle, and a baton for hand-to-hand Stormtrooper beatdowns.
This die-cast Elite Series figurine is more of a collectible than a plaything, with finer detail and a larger size than playthings meant for backyard adventures. It retails for $26.95.
Now, let's get small. Here's Felicity Jones in LEGO minifig form, including a fabric shawl like the kind she wraps around her head while undercover on the streets of the Force-sacred planet Jedha.
The Jyn minifig is part of this larger U-Wing starfighter LEGO set, which also includes Diego Luna's Captain Cassian Andor, a pair of Rebel infantry soldiers, and starship gunner Bistan, a furry, cackling creature known as an Iakaru. The whole kit retails for $79.99.
Attention Funko Pop fanatics, the vinyl bobblehead version of Jyn Erso can be staring at you from your shelf with her lifeless, black eyes — like a doll's eyes (because, um, she is) — for $9.99. Get them before they're decimated.
On the 4-inch collectible scale, this is Jyn from the 10-piece Disney Store Deluxe figurine set. She's distinct from more action-oriented toys because she's striking a single pose and doesn't have articulated joints. It's more of a display piece than a plaything. But the rest of the set, which retails for $24.95, includes some striking characters...
There he is, in the back — Darth Vader himself, seen mask-first for the first time in the context of this film. He's flanked by a Sandtrooper, a Death Trooper, and the rehabilitiated former Imperial security droid K-2SO. The rest of the Rebel squad is at the forefront: Jyn, Cassian Andor, the blind warrior monk Chirrut Imwe, the feisty pilot Bodhi Rook, and the one-man arsenal Baze Malbus. Stuck in the middle, the Empire's Special Weapons Director Orson Krennic, striking the pensive pose we saw in the original Rogue One trailer.
Now we go large — the 20-inch Jyn Erso from JAKKS Pacific Big-Figs. Compared to the other action figures, this one looks like the Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.
Here's the Big-Fig thinking outside the box. The hair on this design seems lighter than the character's color in the movie, and there's not much about the face that resembles Jones. This $19.99 figure looks a little more like Charlize Theron cosplaying as Jyn Erso, but strong points for the costume.
Hasbro's 12-inch Jyn Erso doll bears a closer resemblance to the actress and includes her Jedha headscarf and blaster. It retails for $9.99.
Now we get to the rough-and-tumble toys from Hasbro, the ones meant for heavy-duty play in the hands of little ones. This Jyn Erso is a bit stockier and clad in the rain slicker we see Jones wearing in the behind-the-scenes reel, when she is clinging to the edge of some large structure (or ship) being blasted with wind and water. The $7.99 figure also includes a bazooka flame-launcher.
You've already seen the Hasbro Black Series collectible, which was revealed at Star Wars Celebration in July and was also on sale at San Diego Comic-Con, but here it is again, demonstrating its articulation and dexterity. The 6-inch figure sells for $19.99.
Also widely seen before is this LEGO Buildable Figure, which stands about 9-inches and sells for $24.99. While "Where's Rey?" was a question asked by many Star Wars fans who couldn't get their hands on The Force Awakens heroine, this shows a wide range of toy options for the next major female lead to face down the Dark Side.