Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy even promised that we would see baby porgs, which would no doubt turn the cuteometer up to 11, right?
A Japanese website has posted pictures of new Star Wars merchandise, including our first look at the 'porglets'.
There's lots of (inappropriate) things we could compare them to, but we're going to go with 'sticky buns with creepy old man faces'.
The only slender thread of hope lies in the other toys, some of which have a kind of chibi style that hopefully indicates the baby porgs won't look quite so horrible in the movie.
Otherwise, they could be the worst misstep since Jar Jar Binks was introduced as 'your favourite new lovable goof'. And we know how that turned out. But then again, this is the franchise that gave us those unsettling mutant teddybears, the Ewoks.
Still, those crystalline foxes are beautiful and majestic, and nothing can take that away from us.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on December 14 in the UK and on December 15 in the US.
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