Baby Porgs will be making their debut in Star Wars: The Last Jedi next month, and new figurines have provided the characters' first look. At this point, most moviegoers will have probably seen the little seabirds native to the planet Ahch-To known - where Rey (Daisy Ridley) found Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) at the end of The Force Awakens - known as Porgs, who have been used heavily in promotional material for the new film from plush toys to action figures.
The small creatures, like the Ewoks before them, have already become the adorable stars of The Last Jedi in the eyes of some fans. While some were worried that the Porgs were being used solely of the purpose of marketing, director Rian Johnson has confirmed the Porgs will have their place in the film. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy also recently revealed on The Star Wars Show that not only will full-grown Porgs be used widely in the film, but so will baby Porgs - and people don’t have to wait until the film comes out to get a glimpse of the little guys.
A new report on Star Wars News Net reveals a first look at the baby Porgs, which were originally revealed on a Japanese website marketing sets of new figurines that will be released at as prizes at “amusement events” only in Japan. The first set will be released November 16 and will include Rey, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, a Caretaker (the first time we are seeing them as a figure) and an Elite Praetorian guard. The second set will be released November 23 and will include Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, BB-8, an Executioner Stormtrooper and another Praetorian guard, and the last set will be released in December including a First Order Stormtrooper, a TIE Fighter Pilot, General Leia, Maz Kanata and a Porg with its babies. Here is a look at the new figures and a closer look at the baby Porgs:
The baby Porgs may not be what people were expecting, but that doesn't mean they look bad at all. The little guys look a lot like cinnamon munchkins with eyes and a mouth – quite different than the adult version, who are more penguin-shaped with huge, black eyes and white, yellow and brown feathers.
It's great that Johnson made the babies different because it only adds more dimension to the creatures and the world they inhabit. Johnson could have easily shrunk down the adult Porgs and made them cuter to create the baby version, but instead he made them look entirely different showing just how much effort he and the production team put into the small details in The Last Jedi.
Source: Star Wars News Net
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