With Solo: A Star Wars Story to be released, Hasbro has unveiled a slew of new and shiny products based on the upcoming film and, as can be expected, Star Wars fans will probably want all of them. Below are just some of the products revealed.
First up is the Star Wars Monopoly: Han Solo Edition. We’ve seen the Monopoly brand teaming up with various franchises over the years, with each team-up being more successful (and enjoyable) than the next. The Han Solo Edtion sees players moving across a Star Wars inspired game board as they uncover memorable moments from Han Solo’s life. Naturally, the game will include some sweet figure player tokens, as well as the regular houses, hotels, cards, dice and the obligatory Monopoly paper money (albeit with a Star Wars theme).
Han Solo is known for being crafty and, thanks to the Star Wars: Han Solo Card Game, you too will be able to outwit your opponent just like Star Wars’ most lovable rogue. The card game sees players drawing cards as they attempt to score as close to zero as possible and trying to collect the most valuable bounty tokens. It’s a game where taking risks can result in either victory or defeat. Luckily, Han Solo doesn’t back away from risk.
For the younger fans, there is the Play-Doh Chewbacca Set, which allows kids to create their own Wookie hairstyles. Fill up the little smiling Chewbacca (doesn’t he look cute) with Play-Doh, press down and watch Chewbacca’s hair grow. It’s all about being creative while having loads of fun.
Want to re-create scenes from the upcoming film, then the Solo: A Star Wars Story Nerf Glowstrike Qi’Ra Blaster (that’s a mouth full) is for you. Light up each battle with this Nerf Blaster based on the gun carried by the film’s female character, Qi’Ra. The blaster fires Nerf darts up to 75 feet and features light and sound effects. This means that you can continue playing Star Wars with your friends long after the sun has set.
Now, while the Qi’Ra blaster is quite awesome, if you are hankering for something with a bit more punch then the Solo: A Star Wars Story Nerf Glowstrike Chewbacca Blaster is just the gun for you. This double barrel Blaster can fire two darts at the same time up to 75 feet. As with the above Blaster, the gun features light and sound effects for added realism.
If getting close up and personal is your thing then the Star Wars BladeBuilders Electronic Riot Baton is another toy to consider. Wielded by the First Order Storm Troopers, this unique weapon can be used just as seen in the movie. The Baton can be flipped extending the prongs and activating its movie-inspired lights and sounds. No Jedi or Rebel will dare oppose you when wielding this.
Of course, no Star Wars movie merchandise line would be complete without some really cool figures, luckily Hasbro has your back. The Han Solo’s Landspeeder and Han Solo figure will form part of the Solo: A Star Wars Story Class B Vehicle sets which will include the Resistance A-Wing Fighter and Resistance Pilot tallie figures. Each of these will be Force Link 2.0 enabled with phrases and sounds activated by wearable technology, which you will have to buy separately.
For the collectors out there, there is the Solo: A Star Wars Story Black Series Chewbacca. This 6-inch figure has been created with the utmost attention to detail which is sure to take your Star Wars collection to the next level. It’s Wookie-tastic.
Lastly, there are the Star Wars 12-Inch Hero Series figures based on the film. With five points of articulation and tons of detail, these figures will fit right in between your other collectables or toybox. The series includes Han Solo, Qi’Ra, Imperial Patrol Trooper buIt’so name a few.
Its a good time to be a Star Wars fan, thanks to Hasbro and Disney. Let’s hope Solo: A Star Wars Story manages to live up to the hype.