While there were certainly bits and pieces of merchandise featuring Rey in the original run of toys relating to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there were some who felt as if the character was a bit neglected. They won’t be having that problem anymore, as she’s one of the most prominently featured characters in a new line of over 20 toys being released. The following gallery contains more than 20 images of these toys, which feature Rey alongside other characters such as Finn, Poe, Captain Phasma, an unmasked Kylo Ren, and many, many more.
Be warned. If you haven’t seen the film, one or two of these toys may give away certain plot aspects that you might wish to remain secret for the time being.
According to Paul Southern, head of Lucasfilm licensing, spoilers were one of the main reasons these toys were held back from production as long as they were.
“This new wave of product has got key elements from the film. You see Rey with a saber, her blaster, and a number of other elements we wanted to hold back until the film had been released. The timing is good to try to address some of the social discussion that has been created through the ‘Where’s Rey?’ movement.”
Whether you’re a fan of Rey or simply The Force Awakens in general, there’s certainly no shortage of merchandise to be had. The above gallery appears to include everything from classic action figures to LEGO sets and even a speeder by Hot Wheels. Top it off with a talking Chewbacca and a set of nesting dolls, and there’s quite a bit of new merchandise for you to go out and buy. For your kids, naturally.
Are you happy with these new toys? Are there any that might make your shopping list in the near future? Feel free to share your opinion on this new line of merchandise in the comments below.