Hot Toys Announce TV-Inspired ‘Star Wars’ Figures
by Gary Catig
May the Fourth is a day for Star Wars fans to celebrate the film and television juggernaut and a bit of wordplay. It’s also a day for companies to take advantage of all the love for the franchise and announce new products. Hot Toys took the opportunity to reveal several new figures from the Star Wars Disney+ shows.
First, from The Mandalorian is the beast of burden that appears in the first season, the Blurgg. Though these creatures have been seen previously in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, their presence in The Mandalorian was their first live action appearance in canon. These Blurrgs are highly detailed 1/6 scale figures that are either stand-alone or come paired with Din Djarin in the deluxe collectible set.
You can’t talk about The Mandalorian and not mention Grogu. The Child has its own collectible set that comes with three skillfully crafted 1/6 figures along with a bevy of accessories and creatures including a Loth-cat.
Hot on Grogu’s tail are Moff Gideon and his Stormtroopers. Collect this 1/6 scale Stormtrooper commander which features weathered Imperial armor, two blaster rifles, and a distinctive orange pauldron of rank.
Then from Star Wars: The Bad Batch, is team member Echo. Though not an original member, this clone joined up in the final season of Clone Wars after they helped rescue him. He is the very first in a new line of 1/6 scale Television Masterpiece Series collectibles.
The Blurrg, Grogu, Stormtrooper commander and Echo are all up for pre-order on Sideshow Collectible’s website.