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December 14, 2017

Celebrate The Last Jedi with Hasbro

Apparently tomorrow is an important day for Star Wars fans. I know this because I live with one. On December 15, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theatres. This is Episode VIII, the second in the third trilogy and NOT the last one. (I've tried to wrap my head around this many times, but have now given up) There's one more coming, released in 2019. I went to my in-house Star Wars Wiki for all these stats.

This is not a movie review, because, believe it or not, I haven't seen one episode. Shame, I know. I really should watch these films. One day, I'll do it. I'm a bit embarrassed actually, and think by now, I just NEED to watch them so I understand wtf everyone is talking about.

Of course, the Star Wars craze has transcended to clothing, and decorative items (I DID buy Donny a Stormtrooper Nutcracker), and of course, toys. Hasbro has an extensive collection of Star Wars products from masks to action figures, light sabres and Jedi gear. Sounds like I know what I'm talking about, right? And because kids -- and adults -- of all ages are into Star Wars, there are toys designed for the tiniest and largest of fingers.

I actually really love this Mr. Potato Head Mini Multi-Pack. I received this one so the girls could play with Donny. It's aged 2+ because the pieces aren't too tiny to pose a hazard, but you do need a bit of dexterity to snap the pieces together. The 4-pack includes 18 pieces to mix and match, and features Mr. Potato Head as Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and R2-D2, and Mrs. Potato Head as Rey.

Speaking of Rey, I understand she's one of the leads in the new episode, helping to unlock mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past (I totally took that from the Synopsis!). Earlier this year, Star Wars Forces of Destiny launched. This animated micro-series celebrates some of Star Wars' most beloved characters on Disney YouTube. Lucasfilm's President, Kathleen Kennedy, says Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for "anyone who has been inspired by Leia's heroism, Rey's courage, or Ahsoka's tenacity."

And of course, there are toys! The toys are 11 inches in scale and feature multiple points of articulation, and they actually move! Of course, Donny was jacked to get these toys, Isabelle really enjoyed playing with them, and while I'm admittedly ignorant to the storyline, I always appreciate girl power. Toy Villains are on their way to the collection.

Notice Isabelle's wearing a Star Wars dress!

Of course, there are thousands of Star Wars toys to choose from, and Donny would have them all, but we need to stop somewhere. Add some to your collection this holiday. Even if you're not a kid. It's not that weird.
And if you're headed out to see the film in the wee hours of the morning: "do not go gentle into that good night". 

No, that's wrong. 

May the Force be With You. 

Enjoy the movie!


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