Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Force Friday II global fan event celebrating the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi products begins tomorrow and we have an early look at all of what’s coming from Hasbro. And yes, there’s a Porg plush toy included!
Force Friday II, a followup to the record setting global event (the first Force Friday) tied to 2015’s The Force Awakens, include everything from toys and collectibles to books and apparel, and will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017.
Hasbro’s collections for this year’s merchandise frenzy include the usual assortment of action figures, playsets, vehicles, and role-play items to NERF blasters and a board game. Below is a gallery featuring 47 high-res official images from Hasbro’s Star Wars product lines from Force Friday II along with some highlights and notes below.
Most of Hasbro’s collection is inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi but also includes a few items from the original trilogy (like young Luke and his Tatooine speeder) and Star Wars Rebels (Grand Admiral Thrawn). None of the Episode VIII figures or sets are too revealing beyond what’s already been showcased in the teaser trailer and magazine cover stories thus far but Hasbro’s high-res toy assets do at least offer a better look at some of the character costume changes and the new vehicles.
Where Star Wars: The Force Awakens offered a tweaked take on the TIE Fighter and X-Wings from the original trilogy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi gives a slightly tweaked take on the A-Wing and TIE Interceptor (which is now called a TIE Silencer and is operated by Kylo Ren in a similar vein to Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced in A New Hope).
No images of any toys based on the First Order’s Mandator IV class Dreadnought or AT-M6 (All Terrain MegaCaliber Six), but there is a new set based on the Resistance Ski Speeders that will take on the new walkers in a sequence that’s alarmingly familiar to the Hoth Battle in The Empire Strikes Back. Every vehicle so far has been a variation of something from the original trilogy, and almost introduced in the same order so far… But there’s more!
One vehicle that looks entirely new is the Canto Bight Police Speeder which comes with a Canto Bight Police Officer. A blurred image of this leaked during the summer so this is our first official look at the vehicle. Canto Bight is a casino-like location that exists outside of the war between the The First Order and the Resistance and it caters to the rich and luxurious (hence the police).
On the NERF side, there’s two familiar weapons in the standard issue Stormtrooper blaster which looks similar to what shipped for 2015’s Force Friday I alongside Poe Dameron’s standard issue pistol, but the newer weapon this time is the longer-barreled, heavy duty First Order Deluxe Blaster.
Which items interest you most and will you be seeking out any? Did you participate in the first Force Friday event or last year’s Rogue Friday? What’s missing?
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