Earlier this month, Disney and LucasFilm held Star Wars Celebration in London, where the new poster and footage from the first Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was unveiled. Last weekend, Disney and LucasFilm didn't bring this movie to Comic-Con, but the spinoff still did have quite a presence on the convention floor, with a number of retailers debuting new products from this movie. Today we have photos featuring some of the new Hasbro toy line for Rogue One.
Hasbro and the Star Wars Twitter feed unveiled these action figures over the weekend, which include the new 6″ and 3.75″ Star Wars action figures, featuring characters from Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There is also a figure of Jaina Solo, who was the winner of the 6" fans choice poll. We don't know for sure when these will go on sale, but we also have an intriguing toy photo featuring the AT-ACT from Rogue One.
We previously got our first glimpse of the AT-ACT which stands for All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport, on the Star Wars Celebration poster. With the December 16 release just around the corner, this massive toy could be a hot seller during the Christmas shopping season this year, but we'll have to wait and see. there will certainly be many more toys and action figures released from this Star Wars movie soon, so stay tuned.
Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, telling the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Rogue One will be followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII (December 15, 2017), Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25, 2018), Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) and a third Star Wars spinoff, reportedly centering on Boba Fett, arriving in 2020. There has been talk that Disney plans on releasing one new Star Wars movie a year, indefinitely, but we'll have to wait and see if that plan holds up.
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cast includes Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed and Wen Jiang. The movie is directed by Gareth Edwards. The script is by Chris Weitz, with the story coming from Gary Whitta and John Knoll based on characters and ideas created by George Lucas. Take a look at the action figure photos below, and stay tuned for more on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
AT-ACT comes w/ 3 figs - driver, Imperial astromech, & Jyn. Sounds, lights. Fires Nerf darts. Head moves. Walks. CONTROLLABLE BY PHONE.— Coffee With Kenobi (@CoffeeWthKenobi) July 22, 2016