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Force Friday sees raft of new Star Wars toys hit the market

Published on: 1st September 2017

Offerings from Lego, Posh Paws and Wow! Stuff launch in advance of Star Wars The Last Jedi release on December 14th.

From Lego comes the Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon. With over 7,500 elements, the model features intricate hull detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, a lowering boarding ramp and hidden blaster cannon. The cockpit can seat up to four minifigures, includes a detachable canopy, and the outer panels can be removed to reveal the interior. The main hold has seating for additional minifigures, a Dejarik holographic game, an engineering station with a turning seat for a minifigure, plus passageway decorations. There’s also a hidden floor compartment, two escape pod hatches, an access ladder to the gunnery station seat, and a detachable hull panel with a fully rotating quad laser cannon.

From November, Posh Paws introduces a range of bag clips, 8”, 10” and 18” soft toys, including the new Praetorian Guard, stormtrooper executioner, Porgs and BB-9E from the First Order. The latest Star Wars soft toy instalment also features Kylo Ren, Rey, Captain Phasma, stormtroopers, Finn, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8. Yoda, Darth Maul, Darth Vader and Boba Fett are also available in 8”, 10” and 18” as well as bag clips. Also available will be a new premium Deco Star Wars plush range, presented in a black branded gift box. The first characters in this range will be Yoda, Chewbacca, BB-8 and Darth Vader.

Also available is The Jedi Training Remote, from Wow! Stuff. Based on the original device seen in Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the device darts up and down while firing simulated ‘sting beams’ at its opponent. Auto flight technology keeps the droid airborne while LED lights replicate random firing sting beams and repulsors. Users can choose from two modes of training – using a remote control to set the height, speed and sting beam effects, or Force Control, which uses patented sensor technology to control the droid with the hands, feet or any solid object waved below. The Jedi Training Remote comes with built-in rechargeable batteries, an infrared handset, USB charging cable and full instructions.

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