Jedi Temple Archives has found new pictures of Rogue One toys – the Tie Striker and the U-Wing but also a first look at 2-packs previously announced and new pictures of The Force Awakens Poe Dameron/Snowtrooper pack.
Like we did with The Force Awakens toy line last year, we are doing a list of all the 3.75 inch figures and vehicles for the Rogue One toy line. This list will be updated every time there are new toys revealed.
Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sabine Wren Season 2 (Rebels)
Imperial Ground Crew
Princess Leia (Rebels)
Jyn Erso (II)
Captain Cassian Andor
Death Trooper & Rebel Commando Tao
Scarif Stormtrooper & Moroff
Poe Dameron & First Order Snowtrooper Officer
Assault Walker w/ Stormtrooper
Ezra’s Speeder w/ Ezra Bridger (Rebels)
Speeder w/ AT-DP Pilot (Rebels)
First Order Snowspeeder w/ First Order Officer Snowtrooper (repack)
A-Wing w/ Hera Syndulla (Rebels)
Y-Wing Scout Bomber w/ Kanan Jarrus (Rebels) (repack)
Tie Striker w/ Tie Pilot
U-Wing w/ Cassian Andor
The IdleHands know a source who got their hands on the Tie Striker from Rogue One that hadn’t been announced yet in the line:
And also, they have a picture of the packaging of the U-Wing (that was recently announced):
All these vehicles seem to come with the NERF missile launcher which is annoying! These should be available during Force Friday.
The fifth issue of the Poe Dameron comics series was released today. Just as the previous issues, it’s good, always entertaining! In this issue, there was a lot of The Clone Wars feels with BB-8 and his team of droids going on the adventure, it felt exactly like the droids arc from TCW and I loved it! The issue was divided in two – BB-8 and the droids in the space station working on their mission kicking ass but also having their ass kicked by a badass new droid, while on the ground Poe Dameron and his team fighting the insurgency Agent Terex created. We got a Prequel nod, after the Gungan criminal in another comics, here we had a Kaminoan scoundrel! Terex is a manipulator, it makes the perfect villain for this series! As usual, the drawings are very well done!
8/10 A fun adventure! This series doesn’t disappoint.
Rogue One has been the target of click bait sites for several months now. It all started when Page Six claimed that Disney executives were unhappy with the first cut of the movie and ordered reshoots. From then, all the click bait sites started reporting that “news,” each time claiming more and more that the movie was a disaster and everyone was in panic. The thing is when all these people wrote their articles, none of them actually thought for a minute because obviously click bait sites have an agenda and what they want is to get the most clicks no matter if what they say is true or false or interesting or totally biased. Every big movies made by big studios plan to do reshoots in their schedule and they all do reshoots, it’s either to do add things, change others but there are reshoots, if you look at the previous Star Wars movies, they got reshoots. It’s not because their first cut was bad but it was to change and add things. Then, Mads Mikkelsen talked about these reshoots not long after but it didn’t change anything to the situation in the press as click bait sites just continued their attacks and claims against Rogue One, this time claiming that Tony Gilroy was taking the lead in post-production. Tony Gilroy is credited as a writer in the trailer but there are no actual proves that he has taken more duties in post-production.
The question now is will this affect the reviews of Rogue One in December when the movie will be released? We’ll have to wait and see but it actually could, usually when a movie is attacked like that by click bait sites, it doesn’t get good reviews because right from the start, they have an agenda against that movie and it seems to be the case for Rogue One. The only site that has been defending it has been Entertainment Weekly while all the others have been attacking it. That’s really the problem today with many tent-pole movies that are constantly attacked by click bait sites often reporting rumors without any actual proves but pretending they are facts and that turn out to be entirely false. We can see how these sites have been attacking Suicide Squad and now attack Wonder Woman that will be released next year and they have been following the same pattern for Rogue One. It won’t stop the movie from doing great at box office, there is no doubts about that, it’s just that it’s annoying to see these sites reporting things that shouldn’t be reported and reading between the lines where there is nothing to read.
4LomToZuckuss got the first look at the U-Wing from the Rogue One toys line. It will be a vehicle from Class III which will cost around $50 like the X-Wings from The Force Awakens. In terms of size, it looks like they did it like it was a one-pilot starfighter and not a troop transport like it is in the movie which is a bit disappointing but in terms of how it looks, they seem to have got this right.
There will be a Cassian Andor figure with it and NERF missile launcher.