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PLAYSKOOL SET TO LAUNCH STAR WARS JEDI FORCE TOY LINE FOR PRESCHOOLERS
In 2005, the “force” returns with PLAYSKOOL’S new STAR WARS JEDI FORCE toy line that includes figures and role-playing toys from the entire STAR WARS franchise. Preschoolers will enjoy STAR WARS play as they “become” their favorite characters like LUKE SKYWALKER, HAN SOLO, ANAKIN SKYWALKER, YODA and DARTH VADER. Experience the STAR WARS adventure in your home and choose the side you want to be on.
BASIC FIGURE ASSORTMENT 1
($7.99 each; 3 and up; Fall 2005)
YODA & SWAMP STOMPER “Enjoy Yoda, you will!” As the green, big-eared master of the JEDI, the YODA figure comes complete with his SWAMP STOMPER and GREEN lightsaber ready to travel through the swamps and protect against the Dark Side.
LUKE SKYWALKER & SPEEDER BOARD Put your LUKE SKYWALKER figure’s JEDI skills to the test! Equipped with his SPEEDER BOARD and his BLUE lightsaber, take the LUKE SKYWALKER figure on his journey to rescue his friends and his father, DARTH VADER.
DARTH VADER & PROBE DROID Fight as or against the DARK SIDE with the DARTH VADER figure! Attach the PROBE DROID to the DARTH VADER toy’s arm and press the red button on the top to open up the DROID CLAW. He also comes with his infamous RED lightsaber.
MACE WINDU & JEDI GRAPPLER The MACE WINDU figure, one of the more experienced JEDI, comes with a JEDI GRAPPLER and PURPLE lightsaber! Children can launch and reload the hook from the JEDI GRAPPLER by pressing the red button on top and help him fight alongside his fellow JEDI warriors.
BASIC FIGURE ASSORTMENT 2
($7.99 each; 3 and up; Fall 2005)
C-3PO & R2-D2 The famous gold and silver robot duo from the STAR WARS movies returns! The C-3PO figure, the gold and shiny robot, and the R2-D2 figure, the white and silver droid, are packaged together to provide preschoolers with the sidekicks needed to help defeat the Dark Side. Features include: pushing a button to watch C-3PO’s eyes light up and pushing R2-D2’s head to release an arsenal of tools required to repair the X-WING FIGHTERS.
HAN SOLO & JEDI POD Take off across the galaxy with the HAN SOLO figure and his JEDI POD. Dressed in blue and carrying a white helmet, place the HAN SOLO figure into the pedal straps and snap his hands onto the handle bars to prepare him for launch. Press the red button to release the wings and fly the JEDI POD!
ANAKIN & JEDI POD Before becoming the evil DARTH VADER, the most famous JEDI, ANAKIN SKYWALKER, took to fighting against the Dark Side. Dressed in a blue tunic with a black vest, children can use the BLUE lightsaber and JEDI POD of the ANAKIN SKYWALKER figure to protect against enemies.
CHEWBACCA & WOOKIEE SCOUT FLYER HAN SOLO’s favorite furry sidekick, CHEWBACCA, returns to action! The CHEWBACCA figure comes with a WOOKIEE SCOUT FLYER, used to fly into combat. Preschoolers can snap the wings on “CHEWBACCA’S back, press the button and turn the small handle to flap the wings. Attach other figures onto the hook and press the yellow button under the dial to release them.
(Approximate Retail Price: $14.99 each; Recommended Ages: 3 and up; Available: Fall 2005)
OBI WAN & BOGA
The OBI WAN figure and his large, lizard-like animal, BOGA are featured in the DELUXE ASSORTMENT. OBI WAN sits on top of BOGA and moves around in battle. The OBI WAN figure also comes with a lightsaber that lights up by pressing the button on the bottom.
No word on how many re-paints there will be, but it looks like we'll see at least Luke, Anakin, Vader, and Chewie repainted a few times in 2005.