For Star Wars super fans and collectors, Sept. 4 is going to be "the big one." It is on that day Hasbro will be releasing all of their new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, three months ahead of the movie's theatrical release.
The Hasbro catalog for what is being called "Force Friday" has now made it's way online, and it is filled with new images for characters both old and new. There will be new figures from The Force Awakens for new villains Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma, as well as figures for heroes Finn, Rey and X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron. Sadly, it doesn't look like we'll be getting new figures for the Episode VII versions of Luke, Han and Leia.
No new plot information can be gleamed from these images (unless the Millennium Falcon now has a giant cannon under the hood), but all the new promotional artwork is definitely cool to check out. One image features Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars Rebels dueling Darth Vader himself. The new colors for Tie Fighters and X-Wings is interesting to see, and the Micro Machine 3-Packs seem to confirm a number of other new vehicles coming in the Force Awakens as well.
Nerf is getting in on the action with Chewbacca's Bowcaster and First Order Blaster Rifles. Fans will also be able to pick up masks for Chewie, Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtroopers.
Star Wars toys wouldn't be complete without some new lightsabers, and Hasbro has the department covered as well. The toy maker's Force FX lightsaber series will be getting some new additions, as well as new Star Wars "Bladebuilders" lightsabers. These lightsabers are fully customizable and can be combined in a number of different ways to create some unique (if incredibly impractical looking) weaponry.
Hasbro's popular "Blac Series" of larger, more detailed action figures will be getting several new additions from The Force Awakens in the form of Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper Rey with BB-8 and Finn.
Oh, and Chewbacca is becoming a Furby, one that even speaks Wookie. You can check out more images below, or view the whole catalog here.