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Saturday, February 04 2017 13:20

Hasbro Reveals new Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels Action Figures & More...

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As Toy Fair New York and Star Wars Celebration Orlando approach, Star Wars fans are getting exceptionally eager to learn what plans have been made to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Star Wars Saga. While May is likely the big month (A New Hope was released on 5-25-77), we've got some time before that, and the folks at Hasbro have no shortage of new toys yet to come. Yesterday some rumors were confirmed as my favorite line - the 3.75" action figure assortment - will get new characters from Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels. Check out a full gallery below, along with details on some new offerings beyond the realm of figures!

Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Rogue One & Rebels Action Figures

IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER 12-INCH ELECTRONIC DUEL FIGURE

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)

Bring ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY to life with this 12-inch electronic figure! Jump into action with the elite IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER, by squeezing the figure’s legs to activate authentic battle sounds. Each figure sold separately. Requires one 1.5V AA battery. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.

STAR WARS BLADEBUILDERS JEDI KNIGHT LIGHTSABER

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Build a custom lightsaber fit for the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy! Extend the JEDI KNIGHT LIGHTSABER with a flick of the wrist and attach the double lightdaggers for close combat. Compatible with BLADEBUILDERS LIGHTSABER components, each sold separately. Includes yellow lightsaber, 2 purple lightdaggers, and 5 adjustable connectors. 

Looking to complete your Hasbro Star Wars action figure collection? See my handy checklists for Rogue One toys and Star Wars Rebels toys.

For the latest news from the Star Wars Galaxy, including Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller's Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels, and all of the newest toys and more, check out TheRockFather.com/StarWars!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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