If you’re coming to this year’s Toy Fair expecting Lucasfilm and Disney to roll-out hundreds of tie-in toys for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you should prepare yourself for disappointment, because the movie is still more than ten months away, and most of the toy manufactures aren’t quite ready for those big reveals.
Even so, LEGO, one of the companies who has been keeping their Star Wars line going strong even in the dry years with no new movies, has a lot of cool new building sets and mini-figs coming out in the next few months and they gave ComingSoon.net a preview of them during an opening day breakfast at Toy Fair 2015.
The highlights of their upcoming Star Wars line includes the Slave 1 and the Tie/LN Starfighter (pictured at left), both which will be available in May, but they also previewed the Imperial Assault Carrier which includes four tie-fighters that attach to the bottom, a playset of the Death Star Final Duel including Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine and two Royal Guards, and Imperial Shuttle Tydirium, all of which will be out in June. The latter includes Han Solo, Leia, Chewbacca and two new Endor Rebel Troops.
In September, LEGO are getting into action figure territory (sort of) with their Battle Figures of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, which are larger scale buildable figures with the same quality as the vehicles.
One thing that might not exactly be evident is a new initiative from LEGO which are holiday advent calendars, those cool things where you open up a door each day leading up to Christmas and behind each door is a Star Wars mini figure. There are some cool mini-figs and vehicles in there including R2D2 wearing reindeer horns and C-3PO in a santa beard. It’s a little strange but a fun idea nonetheless and probably healthier than the candy one usually gets in an advent calendar.
You can check out a full gallery of everything on display in the LEGO booth below.