ByRicky Derisz, writer at Creators.co
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Ricky Derisz

Fitting with Star Wars tradition, Rogue One comes loaded with an eclectic variety of official memorabilia to keep fans' collections thriving, no matter what their price range. As well as keeping the shelves stacked with up-to-date models, the latest Rogue One toys also give some insight into characters we know little about.

Although an anthology movie, events in Rogue One — where Jyn Erso and a team of rebels will attempt to steal the plans to the Death Star — lead directly into the opening of Lucas's original. As well as the new recruits being represented, this also means a brand new, true-to-the-film model of Darth Vader at his evil peak.

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Darth Vader In Toy Form

The Sith Lord's Hot Toys's, 1/6th scale collectable model is worth the cameo in the movie alone:

Darth Vader is glorious toy form [Credit: Hot Toys / Lucas Film]
Darth Vader is glorious toy form [Credit: Hot Toys / Lucas Film]

Vader is also joined by both model Stormtroopers and Shoretroopers:

Model Stormtroopers [Credit: Hot Toys / Lucas Film Ltd]
Model Stormtroopers [Credit: Hot Toys / Lucas Film Ltd]

Model Shoretroopers [Credit: Hot Toys / Lucas Film Ltd]
Model Shoretroopers [Credit: Hot Toys / Lucas Film Ltd]

As Well As Life-Sized Rebel Alliance Members

The Rebel Alliance's team — including Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus — are also involved on the merchandise action. All of the below are to-scale cardboard cutouts (produced by Topps), a welcome addition to ward off any unwanted visitors, or, you know, planet destroying weaponry:

The Rebel Alliance Team [Credit: Topps / Lucas Film Ltd]
The Rebel Alliance Team [Credit: Topps / Lucas Film Ltd]

Oh, and let's not forget Orson Krennic for that extra villainous special feng shui touch to your humble abode:

Orson Krennic [Credit: Topps / Lucas Film Ltd]
Orson Krennic [Credit: Topps / Lucas Film Ltd]

Interestingly, Topps cutouts also provide designs for some less familiar characters, including Moroff, a character who will be introduced in Rogue One and looks similar to a Wampa in appearance, as well as droid R2-BHD.

Moroff and droid R2-BHD [Credit: Topps / Lucas Film Ltd]
Moroff and droid R2-BHD [Credit: Topps / Lucas Film Ltd]

If that's not enough to get the taste buds tingly for some more Star Wars action, I don't know what is. Until then, though, check out Movie Pilot's Rogue One hub, a place for all things Star Wars.

Rogue One is released on December 16, 2016.

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