Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, and they’re all Stormtrooper-flavored! If you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con, you’ll get a glimpse of one of the new First Order soldiers as the classic 6-inch Hasbro figure, as a Hot Wheels car (OK, we’re still with you), and—the coolest-looking one—a LEGO Buildable Stormtrooper. Comprised of 81 pieces and standing 9 inches tall, it’s the kind of LEGO piece we’d like to see more of—perhaps in Rey or Kylo Ren form? Check out the rest of the toys at Entertainment Weekly!
Afternoon Roundup learns that far-future NYC still has present-day NYC’s quirks, finds another reason to love Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, and assembles the best crew of Rebels and scruffy-looking nerfherders for an intergalactic heist.
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- Clearly, all of those years of yelling “IT’S A TRAP!” have turned Admiral Ackbar into a criminal mastermind, as Ackbar’s Eleven demonstrates: