If there is one thing that Star Wars has done successfully for decades, it's sell toys. Ever since A New Hope, toys have flown off the shelves. After Star Wars teamed up with Lego for licensed products, it became the biggest toy franchise in the world ... with that position being recently taken over by Marvel.
But Star Wars is coming back strong in 2017 as hype for The Last Jedi builds. Toy companies like Hasbro and Lego have just released a new lineup for #ForceFriday, and while Lucasfilm made sure they gave no major plot points away, they've still definitely got us excited for December. Here are our favorite new Star Wars toys:
11. Giant Porg
They are the cutest Star Wars creatures ever, and now you can own porgs far larger than the average family pet (and maybe larger than the average family). WANT.
10. Resistance Transport Pod
While it may be the smallest set that Lego unveiled this year, it gives a bit of insight as to what may be going on in the movie. Alongside BB-8 and Finn, new character Rose is featured in the set. This just confirms that they will indeed be working together in some way. Another cool thing about Rose is she actually had her own Black Series action figure featured this weekend as well!
9. Stormtrooper Executioner
Probably the coolest-looking action figure to come from Hasbro's new collection is the stormtrooper executioner, whose look is similar to that of TR-8R, a stormtrooper made famous after The Force Awakens.
8. Elite Praetorian Guard
There is no doubt that in the original trilogy, the Emperor's Imperial Guard were some of the coolest yet most underrated characters. But now, it looks like they are making a comeback, this time in slick new outfits. If the original Imperial Guards were for the Emperor, then it can only be assumed that these will be the Guards of Supreme Leader Snoke.
7. First Order Scout Walker
First, they were the dreaded "chicken walkers." But now, it seems that the First Order has upped the ante when coming for the Resistance. This walker's upper area is very similar to that of its ancestor, but instead of legs, it seems to roll now. Say what you want about the First Order, but they learn from the Empire's mistakes... most of the time.
6. Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter
By now, we all know that Kylo Ren is obsessed with everything that his grandfather, Darth Vader, did. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that like Vader, Kylo would give himself his own personal TIE Fighter. It has been mentioned before that Kylo is an excellent pilot, and we can expect to see that on a forefront in The Last Jedi.
5. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
It is something every kid has dreamed of: being a Jedi. And now, for a handful of cash, you can be — in augmented reality. Star Wars is giving fans the opportunity to face off in epic lightsaber battles, as you can see in the video above.
4. First Order Stormtroopers
The Star Wars Black Series has been a place for several cool action figure versions of different Star Wars characters. Now, Hasbro is adding to that collection, with not one but three new versions of Stormtroopers. Just by this, we can tell that the First Order is going to mean business in The Last Jedi.
3. First Order Heavy Assault Walker
It wouldn't be Star Wars without some sort of giant walker. Much like the First Order Scout Vehicle, they are taking inspiration from what the Empire used.
2. First Order Star Destroyer
Yeah, at this point, it is obvious that the First Order is copying a lot of what the Empire had. But what's interesting about this set is the fact that it comes with a mini-figure version of one of the most mysterious characters, Supreme Leader Snoke.
1. Lego BB-8
Every year, Lego comes out with buildable figures for some of their most popular characters, and this year is no exception — the new batch includes figures for a TIE Fighter Pilot, Rey, the Elite Imperial Guard and Chewbacca. But probably the most exciting buildable character to be released this year is everyone's favorite new droid, BB-8.
All of the toys announced during #ForceFriday look to be worth emptying our wallets for. Just by the look of them, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be one of the biggest Star Wars adventures yet!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi flies into theaters on December 15.
Do these toys have you excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Which one will you buy first? Sound off in the comments below!