A Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker toy leak reveals Rey's training will have a link to A New Hope. Toy leaks are about to become a lot more common as the release date draws near. There have been a lot of questions about Rey's Jedi training in the sequel trilogy from Star Wars fans, especially considering how fast she took to learning everything. Now, we're about to see a bit of a time jump from The Rise of Skywalker, so Rey should be even more powerful than ever in the ways of the Jedi.

The Hot Toys MMS559 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 1/6th scale Rey and D-O Collectible Set is currently not up for pre-order just yet. Besides the new droid, the set features Rey with a helmet which features a familiar looking blast shield and a classic Jedi remote training ball as seen first in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. These pieces, paired with the fact that Rey is using the same Lightsaber as Luke Skywalker is a cool nod to classic Star Wars, without being too over the top.

In The Rise of Skywalker promotional footage that we've seen thus far, there is a shot of Rey in the jungle dropping a helmet and running. Star Wars fans started to speculate about what the helmet could be and some attributed it to Leia Organa's helmet in Return of the Jedi. However, it appears that the helmet in question is actually a part of her Jedi training and is actually closer to Luke Skywalker than anything. Will Force Ghost Luke be guiding Rey through her training in these scenes? That's unclear at the moment, but it is a possibility.

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Going even deeper, and back to Leia Organa, this new toy from The Rise of Skywalker may confirm the rumors that Leia has been training Rey. This is obviously speculation, but there has been a lot of talk about Leia and her Force abilities since The Last Jedi. With that being said, we do know that there is only around eight minutes of Carrie Fisher footage in total used in the upcoming movie. It's entirely possible that this bit of training gear is all random and something that Rey picked up along the way.

The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20th, which is just right around the corner. Star Wars fans are enjoying The Mandalorian on Disney+ and some are wondering how J.J. Abrams and crew are going to be able to live up to what Jon Favreau has brought to the small screen. The live-action series has been praised for building a new storyline with a mysterious character rooted in the perfect amount of nostalgia. There's plenty of familiarity in the show, but it isn't too much. Will The Rise of Skywalker be able to end the Skywalker Saga on a high note? We'll just have to wait and see. You can check out the upcoming Rey figure over at Hot Toys.

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