Force Friday Arrives! We Pick the Best New Star Wars Toys
It's all about the Porgs, 'bout the Porgs, cuter than Borgs...but they'll assimilate their way into your heart! Everything is proceeding exactly as we have foreseen.
But what else? Everyone's busting out new Star Wars stuff today, and these are the highlights:
Lego Ultimate Collector's Series Millennium Falcon. The biggest Lego set ever, at 7,500 pieces, is a near-scale model of the franchise's favorite Kessel Runner, with parts to make it either original or sequel-trilogy style. Detailed interiors allow you to recreate scenes from all four movies it has appeared in so far, and it even includes both Mynocks and...yep, Porgs.
Black Series Supreme Leader Snoke. Who knew the top bad guy was so into gold? We have to assume this spells trouble for Threepio, as Snoke seems like the kind of guy to skin a droid alive just so he he could wear its hide. But are droids really alive? Or do they just think they are? Is there a difference? You can ponder these issues while trying to find a Gamestop that isn't sold out of this exclusive figure.
C-3PO and R2-D2 Mice Pet Toys. Speaking of skinning Threepio -- which totally should be the title of Bill O'Reilly's next book, by the way -- these mice already have, though more in the sense of video game "skins," since they're nowhere near droid size and are obviously cosplaying. Look at us, trying to apply logic to plushes made for cats to shred. Meow.
Wicket Halloween Collector Pin. If you think this whole story somehow took a dark turn, blame or thank Disney, who are selling this new collector pin of Wicket the Ewok wearing the helmet of a Stormtrooper he killed, and probably ate. (Your standard reminder that Ewoks eat human males, spare human females, yet worship human-shaped gold robots. Space teddy bears lack logic.) And let's not even start on the fact that this is the Endor equivalent of dressing up as a World War II German soldier. A really edible one.
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