For toy collectors, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is going to bring a bonanza of new action figures, ships, weapons and other merchandise that will be completely fresh to the franchise. And it all kicks off with a Star Wars: The Black Series action figure for Jyn Erso. This coveted toy was already teased by star Felicity Jones, who proudly showed off her plastic likeness at the Star Wars Celebration Rogue One panel last weekend. Now, we have a detailed look at the action figure and its packaging.
Fans heading to San Diego Comic-Con this week will get a chance to own this first ever Rogue One action figure. Hasbro announced today that the hero of this first Star Wars spinoff will be the inaugural toy that launches their impending line. The action figure will be exclusively available for purchase at the Con, and retails for $24.99.
The highly-articulate figure is based on the likeness of Felicity Jones, and stands tall at 6 inches. It is realistically designed and screen accurate. She comes with two blasters, a removable cloak and a special booklet that contains for different photo cards of the toy. While Comic-Con is the place to secure this figure, afterwards, a very limited run will be made available online at HasbroToyShop.com. The Jyn Erso Black Series Star Wars action figure will also be made available for our friends to the north at this year's Fan Expo Canada, which kicks off in September. Jones had this to say at Star Wars Celebration about getting her own action figure.
"I feel very privileged to have joined the Star Wars doll universe."
We're not sure how some fans will react to the Rogue One star calling the action figure a 'doll'. When The Force Awakens came out last year, LucasFilm and Hasbro came under fire for not including enough Rey toys, especially since she was one of the main leads in the long awaited sequel. Some consider releasing Jyn Erso as the first action figure from Rogue One a smart move, since she is the central character this time out. Here is the official description of the toy from Hasbro.
"Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Jyn Erso Pack (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99). Bring the action of the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film to life with The Black Series Jyn Erso Pack! A highly skilled soldier in the Rebel Alliance, Jyn Erso is an impetuous, defiant warrior eager to bring the battle to the Empire. This impressive 6-inch scale figure features extensive articulation and realistic character design."
Plenty more merchandise will be released from Rogue One when the Star Wars spinoff gets its own Force Friday this September. Action figures for all of the new characters are expected. It isn't known how much of a presence, if any at all, Rogue One will have this week at Comic-Con but a new trailer should be just around the corner.