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Wednesday, February 14 2018 15:41

#TFNY Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro Action Figures and Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Revealed!

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Today is THE day for big Star Wars news out of Hasbro, and it's surprisingly happening just a little bit earlier that expected. With the 115th North American International Toy Fair taking place February 17-21, 2018 (The Rock Father™ will be there!) Hasbro is serving-up some sneak previews of product that is expected to be on-display during a special event that they're holding this Saturday (I'll be in the house for that as well). Of particular interest here at Rock Father HQ is the continuation of the classic 3¾" Star Wars action figure collection, and the latest line refresh will be for Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story. Revealed today are a handful of new action figures, along with the Force Link 2.0 technology, and the awesome Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. For the latter, there's a little bit of "spoiler" territory involved, which is both awesome, and yet not completely unexpected given the fact that the Falcon is a very old ship that tends to change in appearance based upon the tastes and care of its owner.

STAR WARS FORCE LINK 2

STAR WARS FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Bring STAR WARS adventures to life with the newly designed FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET including FORCE LINK wearable technology, which allows fans to activate movie sound effects and phrases in more than 30 compatible STAR WARS toys! Use the Force with an exclusive 3.75-inch HAN SOLO figure only available in the FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET, featuring unique sounds and expressions from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. FORCE LINK technology unlocks an extensive collection of sounds and phrases with compatible figures, accessories, vehicles, and playsets. Includes FORCE LINK wearable technology and exclusive 3.75-inch figure. Compatible with all products in the FORCE LINK line, each sold separately. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. 

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STAR WARS 3.75-INCH FIGURE Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Each 3.75-inch figure features five points of articulation and comes with unique battle accessories. Characters include classic heroes and villains, as well as favorite characters from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as CHEWBACCA, LUKE SKYWALKER, QI’RA, K-2SO, MAZ KANATA, and more. Activate an array of sounds and phrases specific to each character with FORCE LINK 2.0 wearable technology. FORCE LINK wearable technology is compatible with all products in the FORCE LINK line, each sold separately. 

Star Wars Force Link 2.0 Figures

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH KESSEL RUN MILLENNIUM FALCON VEHICLE

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Make the KESSEL RUN in less than 12 parsecs with the MILLENNIUM FALCON! Relive the adventure and imagine flying through every obstacle like ace pilot HAN SOLO with speed and action. Fans will experience flashing lights and sounds as they pretend to race along KESSEL RUN. Press the button to pretend that the iconic starship kicks in to hyperdrive with lights and sounds. Press the button a second time for accelerated lights and sounds as well as activate the rumble pack vibrations! Push the button a third time to pretend that your ship picks up even more speed and watch the panels pop off before rumbling to the finish line!

SOLO A STAR WARS STORY 3

Comes with an exclusive 3.75-inch scale HAN SOLO figure and removable mini ship. Both the figure and mini ship are FORCE LINK 2.0 enabled, with phrases and sounds activated by the wearable technology, sold separately. Includes 1 vehicle (with removable mini ship) and 1 figure. Requires 3 AA batteries, included. 

THE ROCK FATHER™ will be in NYC covering Toy Fair. Look for coverage at http://www.therockfather.com/toyfair and at The Toy insider.

For more STAR WARS news, reviews and features, including the latest on Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story, J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: EPISODE IX, STAR WARS REBELS and the new films from Rian Johnson, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, check out TheRockFather.com/StarWars

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