Rogue One: A Star Wars Story entered last year as a bit of a mystery, as it was the first Star Wars live-action film to take place outside of the main Skywalker saga. While it was unable to replicate the unprecedented numbers posted by The Force Awakens, it was ultimately an overwhelming success in its own right. Rogue One earned widely positive reviews from critics and fans, and recently crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. Lucasfilm’s self-proclaimed experiment to test the viability of the Star Wars brand worked out, and now the floodgates are open for all kinds of spinoffs.
As the biggest blockbuster last December, Rogue One was marketed as an event film, and that extended to the unveiling of its tie-in merchandise. Last fall, retailers participated in another Force Friday event, as the first wave of products hit store shelves in time for holiday shopping. Now that the movie has been out for over a month, the time has come for more toys to become available, ahead of Rogue One‘s presumed spring debut on Blu-ray.
In a Screen Rant exclusive, Hasbro has released images of upcoming products: the 12-inch Imperial Death Trooper Electronic Duel figure, 3.75 inch action figures of characters Admiral Raddus, Galen Erso, Lieutenant Sefla, and Fenn Rau, a 3.75 inch figure deluxe 2-pack featuring Captain Bistan and a Shoretrooper, and a Jedi Knight lightsaber Bladebuilders kit. Check out the pictures below:
All of these – with the exception of the 12-inch Death Trooper – will be available this spring, lending credence to the rumors Rogue One will hit home media in March or April. The Death Trooper figure comes out this fall. There’s no word on when exactly fans can purchase it, so it’s plausible that it could be part of this year’s Force Friday rollout. All products will be sold at most stores and at HasbroToyShop.com.
The action figures will be heavily sought after by collectors, even if most of the characters didn’t have the biggest roles in Rogue One. In Star Wars, anyone can become a fan-favorite, so there are some viewers who will proudly display Admiral Raddus or Galen in commemoration of what they did for the Rebellion. Kids are likely to have a fun time with the Bladebuilder set, as it adds a new aspect to the traditional toy lightsaber duels that have been held in backyards for generations. The ability to customize your own lightsaber is a neat feature, and like most things from a galaxy far, far away, it’s sure to capture people’s imaginations.
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