Last Updated on May 10, 2021 by Danielle
Disney promises to bring Rey to its Star Wars Toy line.
Disney was heavily criticized for the absence of a female action figure in its initial launch lineup of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. It was even surprising to director J.J. Abrams that the main character of the movie, Rey, the character played by Daisy Ridley, was not represented. Now Disney is answering back with Rey action figures and other Star Wars toys based on the female heroine of the movie in a second wave of Star Wars themed toys. The line of toys is geared to boys and girls ages 4 and older.
According to reports, demand for Rey related merchandise was strong before the movie released in theaters. Products were selling so rapidly that stores had trouble keeping them on shelves. And the success seems to only be growing with the stellar performance of the movie at the box office.
The second wave of Star Wars toys includes the highly anticipated Rey action figure – which was a glaring omission from the initial batch released last year. The Rey action figure from Hasbro is a 3.75-inch figure dressed in her Resistance Outfit from the movie. Other new toys based on Rey’s character include a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey (Jakku) blaster from Nerf. Hasbro has stated that an upcoming version of Monopoly will also feature the character Rey from Star Wars. Star Wars Toys were one of the hottest toys last year and we can only expect them to be one of the top toys for Christmas 2021.
Highlights from the second wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys include:
- 12-inch action figures (Rey and Finn)
- 3.75-inch action figures
- Star Wars Nerf Rey and Han Solo Blasters
- Kylo Ren reveal action figure
- Star Wars Bladebuilders Rey Electronic Lightsaber
- Deluxe Figure playset
- LEGO Resistance Troop Transporter
- Resistance X-Wing Fighter set
- LEGO Star Wars Buildable Figures
- Hot Wheels Star Wars Rey’s Speeder Ship
- Kylo Ren Electronic Voice Changer Helmet
- Build-A-Bear Plush toys