Jyn Erso action figure Rogue One

As part of a new fan contest and chapter-by-chapter reveal of its line of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story action figures and other toys, Lucasfilm has released a stop-motion video full of new characters.  Star Wars items offered by The Disney Store, Funko, JAKKS Pacific, and Hasbro are peppered throughout this clever way to advertise–and get fans excited about–so many new toys.  At the same time, action figure packages are slowly beginning to appear across the Web.

Tomorrow, September 2, 2016, online retailers will begin to take pre-orders for the new toys.  New items are expected to be available in stores September 30, well in advance of the premiere of the film, as with previous Star Wars marketing for the prequels and last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Below we have several images you’ve probably not seen yet, the new video, a behind-the-scenes look at the video revealing even more action figures, and details from Hasbro’s latest press release.

Rogue One action figures

If contests are your thing, check out the details of Lucasfilm’s latest and an opportunity to attend a screening of the film and tour of Lucasfilm in San Francisco in December at this link.

First up, see how many new toys you can find in this video:

Here’s a look behind the scenes…

These are descriptions revealed in Hasbro’s press release:

STAR WARS 12-INCH FIGURE Assortment (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Recreate the mission to steal the plans for the Death Star in 12-inch scale! Choose between new heroes and villains from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as JYN ERSO, CAPTAIN CASSIAN ANDOR, IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER, DARTH VADER, and more. Each 12-inch figure features five points of articulation and an accessory. Each figure sold separately.

TIE Striker

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH TIE STRIKER Vehicle
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Chase down Rebel starships with the 3.75-inch scale IMPERIAL TIE STRIKER piloted by the Empire’s best IMPERIAL TIE FIGHTER PILOT! Recreate epic battle scenes from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY with a NERF dart firing canon. Includes vehicle, figure, and 2 NERF darts.

STAR WARS 12-INCH InteracTech Imperial Stormtrooper Figure (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Experience The Galaxy’s most iconic soldier like never before with the 12-inch InteracTech Imperial Stormtrooper figure that responds to how you play! With more than 65 light and sound effects and accelerometer, this stormtrooper is ready for almost anything. March him into battle and listen as the InteracTech Imperial Stormtrooper leads the charge with unique sounds and phrases. Use the stormtrooper’s battle accessories to switch between blasting and flight mode. Get up close and personal with hand-to-hand combat sounds, or blast at the Rebels with a flick of the wrist. Or strap on the jetpack to unlock a library of sounds. And if the Rebels get the better of him, the InteracTech Imperial Stormtrooper yells out in defeat when falling! With these features and more, the InteracTech Imperial Stormtrooper surprises and brings your STAR WARS stories to life like never before. Includes 12-inch InteracTech Imperial Stormtrooper figure, jetpack, and blaster. Features more than 65 light and sound effects. Requires 2 AA batteries, included.

Rebel U Wing

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH REBEL U-WING FIGHTER Vehicle
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Fly into battle with the 3.75-inch scale REBEL U-WING FIGHTER and its heroic pilot CAPTAIN CASSIAN ANDOR! This Rebel starship features NERF dart firing cannons and adjustable wings to switch between flight and battle action modes. Includes vehicle, figure, and 2 NERF darts.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY RAPID FIRE IMPERIAL AT-ACT Playset (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $299.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Lead the charge against the Rebel Alliance with the 3.75-inch scale RAPID FIRE IMPERIAL AT-ACT Playset! The AT-ACT can be controlled by remote or smart device, and actually moves its head and authentically walks into battle. Features an armored cargo and cockpit that can transport multiple figures. Open up the playset to unload cargo and send Stormtroopers into battle. This powerful vehicle features rapid-fire NERF dart cannons and comes with 3.75-inch JYN ERSO, exclusive C2-B5, and exclusive IMPERIAL AT-ACT DRIVER figures. Includes one vehicle and three figures. Requires 4 1.5v D batteries, not included.

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Bring home the adventure from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY in impressive detail with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figures. Each 6-inch scale figure features extensive articulation and realistic character design for the ultimate collector. Characters include JYN ERSO, CAPTAIN CASSIAN ANDOR, K-2SO, IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER, DIRECTOR  KRENNIC, SCARIF STORMTROOPER SQUAD LEADER, and more. Each figure sold separately.

Check out these action figure sets…

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And is this Imperial Ground Crew member, from the standard figure line, really Jyn Erso in disguise, as seen in the key close-up image from the trailer?

Imperial Ground Crew

Check it out here and compare for yourself.   Plus look for even more great figures, like another Sgt. Jyn Erso…

Jyn Erso

K-250, the new droid voiced by Alan Tudyk…

K-250

And you can’t beat a classic (and it comes with Sandtrooper gear!)…

Stormtrooper

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in theaters December 16, 2016.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
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