It’s no secret that we’re massive Star Wars fans and this past weekend’s Star Wars Celebration was every fan’s dream. We got to see the first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi, Battlefront 2 trailer and details were revealed and much more for fans of the popular franchise to delight in. One of the exciting things to be revealed was the new Forces of Destiny storyline and merchandising focused on Star Wars females.
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Although Forces of Destiny isn’t directly marketed as a Star Wars female focused endeavour, the description makes it pretty self-explanatory:
Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, and other icons of a galaxy far, far away will take center stage in Star Wars Forces of Destiny – a new animated micro-series and initiative celebrating some of Star Wars’ most beloved and inspirational characters.
This Star Wars females focused series of animated shorts (2 to 3 minutes each) will debut in July 2017 on the official Disney YouTube channel. These animated shorts will be exploring all-new adventures, spotlighting Star Wars females.
The Star Wars females will then be reprising their roles in eight additional shorts to be aired on the Disney Channel after the micro-series is aired on YouTube. Significantly, our favourite Star Wars females including Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), will all reprise their roles for the show. One of the ultimate Star Wars females, Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata) will be narrating the series.
On top of the cool new series spotlighting Star Wars females, toymaker, Hasbro is set to release a line of Star Wars Forces of Destiny toys called Adventure Figures – a fusion of traditional dolls and action figures. In addition to Adventure Figures, Hasbro will also release role play items and accessories, from your favourite Star Wars females like Rey’s Extendable Staff to a new, electronic Jedi Power Lightsaber toy, which are part of the Star Wars Bladebuilders system.
More products based on the series focused on Star Wars females are coming, including books, apparel, bedding, and more. The covers for books Star Wars Forces of Destiny – Daring Adventures Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are revealed in the gallery below, both featuring three stories starring Star Wars females from across the saga.
This new line of stories and toys focused on Star Wars females couldn’t come at a better time when everyone is still mourning the sad passing of one of the most beloved Star Wars females of all time – Carrie Fisher who portrayed the role of the iconic Princess/General Leia Organa.
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