Wars Muppet action figures in development
Muppet actions figures based on the Star Wars characters are scheduled
for release in the fall of 2007
Greg James, Muppet Central
May 28, 2007
25 marked the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, and as part of the
festivities several representatives from Disney's merchandising
division took part in an exclusive panel discussion at the Star
Wars fan convention "Celebration IV" in Los Angeles.
presentation covered the history and future of Disney's Star Wars
cross-merchandising. Disney gave fans in attendance a "sneak
peek" at a slue of new Disney Star Wars merchandise. And one
of the many items show is sure to excite Muppet collectors.
Disney gave a glimpse of an upcoming series of action
figures of Disney Characters dressed as Star Wars characters –
such as Mickey Mouse as Luke Skywalker, Donald Duck as Han Solo
or Goofy as Darth Vader. But one similar upcoming product they have
planned is a Muppet Star Wars gift set which will feature six well-known
Muppets as characters from the Star Wars saga.
The planned figures include Beaker as C-3PO, Fozzie
Bear as Chewbacca, Miss Piggy as Princess Leia, Kermit the Frog
as Luke Skywalker, Gonzo the Great as Darth Vader (or Dearth Nadir
as known in the Muppet-universe) and Rizzo the Rat as Yoda. The
panel at "Celebration IV" even shared some concept art
for the figures.
box set is scheduled for release later this year. The product will
be sold exclusively at the Disney Theme parks' gift shops (the shops
tied to the Star Tours theme ride). They may also become available
through online retailers as well.
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