The other day, the kiddos and I were walking around Walmart and, because I bribed Huff the Tot with looking at the toys if she behaved, we found ourselves on the doll aisle. I let her do her thing and then heard her shout, “Mommy! Look! It’s Leia!” And sure enough, there was Princess Leia, in all her awesome glory! Turns out, Hasbro has just released a bunch of all female Star Wars action figures called Star Wars: Forces of Destiny!
There’s Princess Leia in her Hoth gear with R2D2:
The princess rockin’ her look from Endor (complete with a cute ewok sidekick):
Rey from The Force Awakens:
Rey and BB8:
(I LOVE the freckles!)
And (my fave) Jyn Erso from Rogue One!
This is super exciting to me! I feel like, in the action figure department, female characters really get the raw end of the deal. Store shelves are packed with male characters from super hero/nerd culture films, but their equally bad-a female counterparts get fewer figures. Plus, not only can you snag some of these for your little BAMF-girl in training, but there are also books all about the lightsaber-wielding ladies as well:
Hashtag, intergalactic girl power!