Maz Kanata action figure among new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toys
Star Wars is famous for making practically every background creature into an action figure, no matter how obscure – Hammerhead, Walrus Man, Snaggletooth, just to name a few. But many major characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens have yet to appear in toy form. Finally, we’re getting one of the cooler new aliens in action figure form: Maz Kanata, the 1,000-year-old mystic and barkeep played by Lupita Nyong’o. EW has the exclusive reveal just in time for New York’s annual Toy Fair convention on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Here is Maz Kanata in all her glory as a Hasbro action figure, complete with blaster to help fend off The First Order’s invasion of her flag-draped castle. The toy includes her headgear with goggles (all the better to see your eyes), but she also comes with much more. For now, Maz cannot be purchased individually, but will be available at an unspecified date this spring as part of the Takodana Encounter 3-75-inch playset, which features three other characters, Rey, Finn and BB-8.
In addition to the four characters, two blasters, and Rey’s staff, the Takodana Encounter playset will have two lightsabers — both of them the blue-bladed one from the movie that once belonged to Luke Skywalker and his father before him. But one will be extended, and the other will just be the handle. The chest from the movie where Rey finds the saber is also included in the multi-pack, with the handle inside (but unmovable.)
Also debuting at Toy Fair will be a pair of Star Wars themed Super Soakers. Chewbacca’s Bowcaster and the First Order Stormtrooper Blaster will be unveiled along with an 12-inch InteracTech Stormtrooper figure, retailing for $29.99.
A complete gallery of all these Hasbro products can be viewed below.