During today’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel at Star Wars Celebration in London, we got a sizzle reel revealing new footage, characters, and behind-the-scenes work on the anticipated prequel; we got a look at some concept art; we got the poster. And we got our first action figure.
At one point during the hour-long panel, moderator Gwendoline Christie gleefully pulled out her personal Captain Phasma and remarked how special it was to have your own toy.
“Last year I had the surreal experience of being made into a Star Wars action figure. And today I would like to welcome you to the club.”
Then she presented Rogue One star Felicity Jones with a 6-inch Jyn Erso action figure from Hasbro.
“I feel very privileged to have joined the Star Wars doll universe,” Jones said, waving the figure in the air.
“This is actually the very first toy being revealed from Rogue One,” said Christie. “It’s not as good as mine, but it’s great nonetheless.”
“I don’t know,” retorted Jones. “She’s got a pretty cool Han Solo gun belt. Oh yeah! Inspired by Han Solo.”
The Rogue One toys will be launched later this year, reportedly in early September during a “Force Friday” event similar to last year’s The Force Awakens merchandise debut.
(Felicity Jones photos by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)