Hasbro announces SDCC Exclusive Star Wars Angry Birds Set
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 by Pixel Dan
The Hasbro SDCC exclusives are being revealed slowly but surely. Collectors have been waiting with baited breathe to find out what items they’ll have to wait in absurdly long lines for a chance to maybe buy. So far, we’ve only seen the Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett. But Hasbro has finally unveiled another exclusive, also under the Star Wars theme. Thanks to io9.com, we get a look at the new Star Wars Angry Birds Special Action Figure Set.
ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS®SPECIAL ACTION FIGURE SET Approximate Retail Price: $24.99
The original 12 STAR WARS action figures are re-imagined for San Diego Comic-Con with a twist based on the mega-hit mobile game ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS from Rovio Entertainment! LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, HAN SOLO, OBI-WAN KENOBI, CHEWBACCA, R2-D2, C-3PO, DARTH VADER, STORMTROOPER, SAND PEOPLE, IMPERIAL NAVY COMMANDER and a JAWA are all re-imagined as heroic birds or evil pigs in this set, with each figure in a unique vintage-style blister card featuring ANGRY BIRDS homage to the classic Kenner artwork! The individual blister cards are all packaged together in a collectible package!
Pixel Dan’s thoughts:
Well….idunno what to say about this one. I mean, I don’t mind the Angry Birds games. I thought the Star Wars one was fun, though the novelty has certainly worn off by now. I didn’t mind the Angry Birds Star Wars toys too much. I get the marketing appeal. Angry Birds is hot, and Star Wars wants to stay hot. I thought the little blind bag figures were fun, though only picked up a couple and never planned to nor had the desire to “collect them all.” Now we’re being given an exclusive version of these same figures at SDCC. Carding them like vintage Star Wars figures is kind of neat, but let’s be honest…that’s sort of been done to death by this point, hasn’t it? This set is definitely not for me. I’ll pass on picking this one up.
What do you guys think?
Pretty liberal use of the term Action Figure. I mean, no part of these figures even moves! They've no limbs! I'd prefer staction figure, figurine or even mini bust. I love Star Wars. I don't like these birds.
I don't think Lucasfilm needed "Angry Birds" to "stay hot." I think the Sequel Trilogy, spin-off films, and "Rebels" will do that quite nicely.