Here's your first look at Hasbro's insanely detailed "Heroes of Endor" Black Series set that includes Luke, Leia and Han along with an ewok and a speeder bike.
It’s easy to imagine that the only thing as cool as being in a Star Wars film is getting your own Star Wars action figures. Thus, when we sat down with the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we made sure to ask what they thought of their toy likenesses. In our exclusive new video (watch it above), Riz Ahmed gives Alan Tudyk a lesson on the proper way to handle action figures when you’re playing “fighty-fight” — the British term for playing with toys, apparently?
Daisy Ridley was the breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — no huge surprise in retrospect, given that her character Rey is the story’s primary hero — but in the pre-release merchandise plans, she somehow received short shrift. Rey was conspicuously absent in numerous toy sets, perhaps most notably in the initial tie-in version of Monopoly. The disrespect didn’t sit well with fans or with director J.J. Abrams, and though the issue was retroactively rectified, it still shadows the franchise as eyes turn to the marketing of the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017. ...
When we first met Saw Gererra in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, he was a vigorous young man transformed by tragedy into a vicious fighter. So it was a surprise to see him resurface in the Rogue One trailers in the form of Forest Whitaker’s wheezy, obviously battle-scarred warrior.
With the release of the latest round of Star Wars merchandise set for this year’s so-called “Rogue Friday” (riffing on last year’s Force Friday) on Sept. 30, Yahoo Movies is looking back at movie merchandise through the years. In today’s third installment, writer Gwynne Watkins looks back on some of the weirder movie tie-ins. __________________________When the blockbuster film emerged as a category with Star Wars and Jaws, another lasting trend was created: movie tie-in toys. Though dolls of film actors and characters had always been popular, the post-Skywalker era brought the new expectation that toys should be manufactured immediately, and marketed aggressively, before the film was even released. While that practice continues today, there have been some embarrassing blunders along the way: Toys that collected dust on the shelves because the films were major flops, and/or not intended for children in the first place. From Dune to Demolition Man, Over the Top to Django Unchained, here are 11 toy lines that you probably didn’t know about… for good reason.
Candace Payne's viral video stardom continues to pay dividends, as she and her family visit Hasbro headquarters, where she was gifted with a custom-made Chewbacca figurine inspired by her record-setting selfie clip on Facebook