It’s almost expected for movie toy merchandize to spoil something about the movie before it hits the big screen these days. It’s gotten so bad that James Gunn suggested that they not make a dancing Groot toy to ensure the final scene remained a surprise for fans. J.J. Abrams has been trying to keep the lid on Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers and leaks, but leave it to the toy makers to let some character spoilers out of the bag.
The folks over at Rebelscum.com have an image of five of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures. It seems that a member of the 501st that lives in China got his hands on the image, (or took it himself?), and posted it to Rebelscum.com’s forum.
*UPDATE – Image removed at the request of Hasbro.
Well, starting from the right we’ve got Chewbacca, sans robotic arm that he was rumored to be sporting.
The rolling droid BB-8 is next. I am still blown away by the reports that the moving droid in the trailer was a practical effect.
The third appears to be Daisy Ridley‘s character Rey, we saw her on the fudgesicle shaped speeder.
The fourth has to be Jon Boyega‘s Finn character without the Stormtrooper armor we saw him wearing in the trailer.
Last but not least is what must be the tri-bladed lightsaber wielding Kylo Ren, who’s playing the character hasn’t been officially announced. Another possibility that is being discussed is that this might be Gwendoline Christie‘s as yet unnamed character. She is rumored to be an Imperial Inquisitor type of character and could end up being Kylo Ren.
These are just a few of what must be a massive amount of action figures and vehicles that will hit store shelves in huge quantities next year. That’s not even counting the LEGO versions we all know are coming.
There’s just under a year to go until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theater screens. I’m sure there will be more leaks and inadvertently revealed secrets before then.