Hasbro Reveals New The Last Jedi Action Figures For Force Friday
Star Wars toys!
Remember the old Kenner brand Luke Skywalker with the slit in his wrist so a wispy-tipped (inexplicably yellow) lightsaber could slide out? We've come a long way. On Thursday, Hasbro reveals its lineup of new toys as the world celebrates Force Friday II.
A 3.75-inch figure, meant for playtime rather than collecting, features the exiled Jedi master in his Ahch-To cloak with worn-away robotic hand. But ... apparently no green lightsaber. (These standalone figures retail for $7.99)
What at first glance resembles a high-tech crypt for the First Order villain is actually a starter kit for Hasbro's Force Link feature. This wristband unlocks an array of phrases, sound effects, lights with 30 compatible figures, accessories, vehicles, and playsets. (Retail price: $24.99)
Elite Praetorian Guard
This 3.75-inch figure is one of the crimson-armored bodyguards for Supreme Leader Snoke.
Still wearing his favorite jacket from Poe Dameron, this former Stormtrooper is shown in 3.75-inch format.
Here we see Daisy Ridley's Rey ditching the scavenger rags for a more classical Jedi look. And she's still in possession of the Skywalker lightsaber.
This new character played by Kelly Marie Tran is a Resistance mechanic who gets swept up on a covert mission with Finn to the casino city of Canto Bight. She speaks softly, but carries a big blaster.
The red arm has been restored to its original goldenrod luster for everybody's not-so-favorite protocol droid.
First Order Stormtrooper
You can never have too many. They go down fast.
The First Order fascist (played by Domhnall Gleeson) is still threatening to rule the galaxy with the clenched fist of his brand of freedom — but now he has a sidekick, the MSE-6 (or mouse droid.)
Another of the new characters in The Last Jedi is Rose's sister, Paige, played by Veronica Ngo. Paige is a gunner with the Resistance who has fought frequently on the front lines alongside Poe Dameron and other high profile heroes.
Among the new vehicles is Kylo Ren's personal starfighter, the fang-winged TIE Silencer. It includes the villain in flight outfit, and retails for $49.99
Canto Bight Police Speeder
These security vehicles look like something our police would throw into a road to burst a bad guy's tires. This vehicle includes an officer from the galactic casino and retails for $29.99.
We saw the A-wing fighters in the original trilogy, but here's a new variation for a different generation. It includes the Resistance pilot named Tallie. (First name, last name? That's unclear.) This vehicle also sells for $29.99.
Here's Oscar Isaac's character in X-wing, deep-space gear. But there's also another version of him for sale with a new vehicle ...
Poe Dameron trades his X-wing for this significantly less stable fighter, which was seen in The Last Jedi trailer stirring up a plume of red mineral as it skims the surface of the planet Crait. This ship sells for $39.99.
Supreme Leader Snoke
He looks small here, but golden-robed Supreme Leader Snoke (played by Andy Serkis) dwarfs his 3.75-inch Praetorian Guard in this battle station playset, modeled on a BB-8 exterior. It sells for $179.99.
Should we read much into the fact that The Last Jedi toyline includes a Darth Vader? Maybe, maybe not. Vader is omnipresent in every toy collection, and at least his spirit and memory hover over every Star Wars film.
Those seeking just the scarfaced dark-sider can get this figure, complete with crossguard lightsaber.
12-inch Kylo Ren
The villain comes in much larger form with this foot-tall, interactive figurine, which includes than 65 light and sound effects — including a lightsaber that glows Sith red.
Rathtar and Bala-Tik
The new line also includes some figures from past films, including this space monster and Bala-Tik, who came to collect from Han Solo in The Force Awakens. This retails for $19.99.
Han Solo and Boba Fett
I don't remember Boba Fett having these dual flamethrowers in the original trilogy, but hey ... they're cool. This set sells for $14.99 and is among the many here that is Force Link enabled to make sound effects.
Darth Vader and Probe Droid
Another throwback is this Empire Strikes Back-era Darth Vader with Imperial "Viper" probe droid. It sells for $14.99 and is also Force Link enabled.
BB-8 Adventure Base
The roly-poly droid opening up to form a space-battle base, with a small version of BB-8 and Rey included to scale the vehicle landing pad, jail cell, catwalks and other levels. It sells for $79.99.
Before we get to the Black Series figures, let's just stop and hug this soft Porg. It retails for $39.99 and is battery operated to waddle, flap its wings, and chirp and coo.
Black Series Rey
These more detailed, collector-friendly figures stand 6-inches and retail for $19.99.
Black Series Luke Skywalker
Black Series Kylo Ren
Black Series Hera Syndulla
The Rebels pilot gets the collector treatment.
Black Series Classic Stormtrooper
Black Series Grand Admiral Thrawn
Another villain from the animated Rebels series.