Star Wars: The Last Jedi Packaging Shows Rey, Finn, & Poe; Force Friday Date Announced.

The first packaging for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has been unveiled, and while Poe and Finn both look the same, Rey is rocking a new haircut. In addition, Force Friday II has officially been announced.



An image of what the packaging is going to look like was just unveiled on the official Star Wars website.



If you remember from ages ago, Daisy Ridley was previously seen hiding her haircut under a pillowcase while working out. Now we know why!




Our reader Ulek Calus made an interesting dscovery. There is some blood over Rey’s left eyebrow:



Anyway, Lucasfilm’s press release for the next Force Friday is as follows:

Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products inspired by the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2017, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars.

“The first Star Wars Force Friday event was truly unique, uniting fans across five continents in an unprecedented global live unboxing event ahead of thousands of midnight openings at retail,” says Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’re excited to confirm that Star Wars Force Friday is back for ‘The Last Jedi’. Plans for this year’s world-wide event are top secret but expect something befitting the excitement around the next episode of the Star Wars saga.”

Star Wars fans around the globe embraced Force Friday in 2015, with hundreds of thousands turning up to stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on merchandise from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Toys from the new line were revealed via a global live-stream unboxing event that unfolded over 18 hours, 15 different cities and 12 countries, attracting millions of views on YouTube. Fans took to social media to share their experiences with nearly 3 billion Twitter impressions about the events, using #ForceFriday.

Jill Wilfert, Vice President of global licensing and entertainment from The LEGO Group comments, “It was so much fun to be a part of Star Wars Force Friday, and we can’t wait for fans to join this year’s celebration as we reveal new ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ products during Force Friday II – a global event that will connect fans and families, and allow them to build, create and share their experiences with others.”

Details of how fans can participate will be revealed closer to the event but the world-wide launch will tap new technology and Star Wars mythology to create a unique experience for fans. Just like 2015, products for “The Last Jedi” will be kept under wraps until Force Friday II to preserve surprises for fans. As well as introducing new characters from the movie in toy form, the line will build on the success of products like Sphero’s BB-8, introducing more innovative technology to bring the characters and stories from the film to life in unique ways.

“Toys play a unique role in the Star Wars universe, and we’re proud to have been part of that incredible legacy for the past forty years. The new line for ‘The Last Jedi’ is our most innovative yet, and we’re excited to unveil it on Force Friday II,” said Samantha Lomow, Senior Vice President at Hasbro.

Also being revealed today is a first look at packaging for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” products which feature leading heroes: Poe Dameron, Rey and Finn. The trio will be featured on Star Wars packaging beginning September 1, 2017.

Fans can stay tuned to for more details on Force Friday II events, and can follow the conversation on social using #ForceFridayII.

There are sure to be some products previewed at Star Wars Celebration Orlando in a few weeks and most likely the days leading up to it. We’ll be sure to cover those products and more as we edge closer to the release of The Last Jedi (which is officially less than ten months away).


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

145 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi Packaging Shows Rey, Finn, & Poe; Force Friday Date Announced.

  • February 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    So they are wearing the exact same clothes at the end of TFA?


    • February 16, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Rey besides new hair style seems to have darker Tunick under greyish / sepia outer robe.

      Also is it weird angle, or does lightsaber looks kinda odd / modified?

    • February 17, 2017 at 5:36 am

      The new film picks up at the very end of the first one, so it does make sense.

    • February 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Do you want to be surprised now or in December?

      • February 17, 2017 at 6:59 pm


  • February 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I love her new haircut. It’s impressive they can keep something like that hidden. It makes me excited to think what else is kept secret and just maybe everything hasn’t been spoiled.

    Also, Finn has a new outfit under Poe’s jacket it looks like.

  • February 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    She had her hair covered she is working out in that picture? I never noticed. 🙂

  • February 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I love her. Thoughh she reminds me of an elf now.

  • February 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    There’s a new poster out as well…

  • February 16, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Is it just me, or is that blood on her left temple?

    • February 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Good catch! Either that or the red patterns from the box.

      • February 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

        That could be why she was covering her head on instagram a couple of months back, to hide the wound.

    • February 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Still has a few dings from the fight in the snow.

  • February 16, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Overanalyze the toy box day is here

    • February 17, 2017 at 8:19 am

      And boy have I been waiting for this holiday.

  • February 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Looks like Luke isn’t taking the saber.

    • February 16, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      I’m glad he’s not, she was drawn towards it after all, plus he’s still got his RotJ lightsaber.

      I’m looking forward to what new direction VIII can now take the series.

  • February 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Love her new haircut. And she’ll still be the owner of anakin’s lightsaber, so Luke will have his greewn lightsaber from ROTJ.

    Why does she have blue eyes now?

    • February 16, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Maybe it’s the reflection of the lightsaber

  • February 16, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Love Rey’s new look! They all look great AHHHHHH FUCK HOW CAN ONE PIC GET ME SO PUMPED?!

  • February 16, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    How anyone can look at Rey and not think “awesome” I dunno. I’m laughing at myself for being hyped over a hair change!

  • February 16, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I thought this would be force Friday III? Rey looks bad ass

    • February 17, 2017 at 3:35 am

      Rogue One was “Go Rogue” I believe.

  • February 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for the credit, SWNN!

  • February 16, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Maybe episode 8 “will begin to make things right”. I can’t believe JJ Abrams was chosen to destroy episode 7, but then for him to have a go at the creator of Star wars and the prequels with this dialogue is utterly disgusting.

    • February 16, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      Only a smaller percentage thought he destroyed it. Most people liked it. You wanna complain on Lawrence Kasdan too, the writer of Empire. TFA made an enormous amount of money and all the reviews concensus were 80 to 90 percent positive. As with anything, there will always be a percentage of those who didn’t like it, and there will always be with any movie.

      • February 16, 2017 at 9:52 pm

        Yeh a lot of people are easily pleased, what can i say. Im pretty sure Kasdan wasn’t responsible for the stupid and illogical things in ep7, they have JJ written all over them. Episode 7 made big money, that doesn’t say anything about the quality of the movie. I went to see it 3 times, it was entertaining on some level, but then it lost it’s mistique with every viewing and reality kicked in. Being born in 83 and having star wars as a huge part of my childhood I was one of those people that munched on the memberries.

        • February 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm

          “Yeh a lot of people are easily pleased…”

          The weakest response possible…

          • February 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm

            Why its true. I see plenty of “casual viewers” to put it kindly, that don’t question anything. It doesn’t matter if the film has Inconsistencys, stupid dialogue, bad character, bad direction, illogical plot, overtly physics defying and improbable events, unnecessary exposition etc etc. I guess some people are just happy with a few bright colors and explosions. Im not excluding myself from that criticism, i deluded myself completley during the first viewing.

          • February 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

            Those criticisms have been made about every Star Wars movie ever released.

          • February 17, 2017 at 5:05 am

            Thats because it’s true. But do the critics of the fans care diffirentiate between the quality of the OT and Episode 7 if they didn’t give a crap about sw in the first place?

          • February 17, 2017 at 4:18 am

            physics defying…..LMAO

          • February 17, 2017 at 4:44 am

            You really think the falcon should have survived without a scratch when Rey crashed it in to the ground and then the gate on Jakuu? The thing looks like it weighs like 80 tons its rediculous. And it even survived Han’s crash landing on star killer base. Is it made of adamantium? how did the occupants brains not splat. What about when Poe did the rediculous loop the loop and killed all the bad guys on takodana, it looked like a scene from a cartoon. Even fictional planets have gravity, Flying like that in atmosphere is even more implausable. Theres lots more but i dont know if i care to watch it again. I think the physics of SW should be held to some standard instead of no standard. I am lenient with it because it is a fantasy and the force etc, but cmon. Just look at the F22 Raptor, the most manouverable fighter atm, how satisfying would it have been if in atmosphere flight was constrained to something like what the f22 can do?. Who ever was responsible for the movement of those craft doesn’t know anything, its easier to blamee JJ since he should have applied some quality control to his movie.

          • February 17, 2017 at 5:34 am

            You’re complaining about physics in movies where planets are blown up by moon sized space stations.

            It’s space fantasy. Comparing anything in Star Wars to reality is a non-starter for an argument. You’re being nit picky to be nit picky.

          • February 17, 2017 at 5:58 am

            We could destroy our own planet with just a hand full of nukes, Death stars arent as crazy as you think, last year physicists explored how we might one day build the real thing, for fun of course. The only thing that is absolute fantasy about star wars is the force. Aliens aren’t implausable. The tech is out there but you can’t write it off as something that can never exist. That is the thing i always loved about star wars, it is a fantasy that seems almost plausable, lived in and real. For me the OT was more of an immersive experience than 7. Also the characters where more fallable, vulnrable genuine and endeering, and i guess more “real”. Sorry for being nit picky, i will try to not think so much the next time i watch a movie.

          • February 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm

            It sounds like you just want to complain. So I will let you.

          • February 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

            I don’t need permission.

          • February 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

            Please tell me the periodic table for the GFFA.

            Provide it and then we can discuss how metals react, plus speed, shields, lasers in a fictional galaxy.

          • February 19, 2017 at 1:27 am

            According to your logic just because it’s fiction means it can’t be held to any standard. Where do you draw the line, if it’s too wacky then imersion is broken.

          • February 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

            Please relay the rules of physics as they exist in the GFFA and metallurgy, shields, hyperspace refraction in and out of atmosphere and then we can accurately discuss what a ship, in hyperspace, into atmosphere, with or without shields up and an analysis of the species of flora on Starkiller base.

          • February 17, 2017 at 5:32 am

            Is it?

            About half of Star Wars fandom despises the Prequels. They were not easily pleased.

          • February 17, 2017 at 6:26 am

            So they shouldn’t be. So did IQ’s drop over 10 years? maybe you can explain that. Maybe it’s a generational thing, lets be honest there’s a lot of dumb movie’s out there and people lap it up. Marketing these days is like psych warfare, i can see how they get people to buy tickets, but to actually convince people it was good thats impressive, like that joke Taranteno tells Steve Buschemi in Desperado. They piss on you and your happy about it.

          • February 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm

            Or we just like the film

    • February 16, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Nice use of the quote. I’m with you on TFA. It is more of a mixed bag, but really it rates very low on my favorite SWs movies. It was number five until Rogue One appeared. And that movie I enjoyed. Had its problems, but was a step above.

      I’m more willing to trust TLJ as Rian Johnson is that good of a director. I’m very biased as he is one of my favorite directors. And I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t looking more towards episode eight than seven. But I’ll give Rian the benefit of the doubt.

      My hope is that JJ didn’t screw him over. And that he doesn’t make ESB. Because, if anyone thought the backlash towards TFA’s similarities to ANH was bad, then ESB will be tenfold. But I doubt Rian would do that. He’s smart enough to realize that you cannot rest upon the laurels of what made a franchise great.

      • February 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm

        I think Rian Jhonson will do a much better job than JJ, but i am not blown away by him either. If they wanted a heavy weight star wars movie on par with ESB in terms of quality, then they should have got Denis Villeneuve.

        • February 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm

          Or Matthew Vaughn.

        • February 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm

          I personally think he’s a phenomenal director, but I will agree he is a better choice than Abrams. As for ESB quality, I wouldn’t jump the gun. I like Rian, but I’m not expecting TLJ to reach ESB. Because, that was really Kershner doing his own thing and was very much lightning in a bottle.

          And no matter how much LucasFilm wants it, they will never capture ESB again. If anything, the tone, smaller story and characters aside, I want Rian to craft his own movie. One, that isn’t relying on ESB.

          Because, what Abrams crafted was something I cannot really respect. And if TLJ is a lot better, it will only make TFA even more superflous in the ST.

          • February 16, 2017 at 11:38 pm

            Your right ESB was lightning in a bottle, but even with lightning you can do things to increase your chances of catching it or even being struck by it… like hire JJ. I agree Rian should realise his vision, because i think all the great film’s where probably made by people who were desperately trying to bring to life this amazing thing from their minds that they wanted to share with other people.

          • February 16, 2017 at 11:47 pm

            Hence, why I was nervous about Abrams. The only good movie he’s directed is MI3. But that was due to his style actually working for spy movies. When i watch TFA, I notice just how witty and fast-paced it is.

            To be fair, the OT worked because of that witty banter. But it was slowed pace. The one thing that could have made TFA so much better was if we had more moments like this. Cut that Rathar sequence(great Han Solo moment, but superflous to the movie) and just have them all interact on the Falcon.

            Maybe, a newscast of the New Republic plays via a holonet to give us some exposition. And have be less obvious by having characters react. And oh yeah, have Poe Dameron travel with the group.

            You know that JJ Abrams in his infinite wisdom wanted to kill off Oscar Isaac’s character? Keep in mind, he’s phenomenal. Because, really Poe should have been the Han Solo for this ST.

            Regardless, I hope that Rian will be smart enough to capture those heartfelt,warm moments. ESB is full of them. Whether it be Han and Leia’s romance, Luke and Yoda’s interactions.

          • February 17, 2017 at 4:10 am

            I found the banter in the OT more genuine and believable, TFA seemed a bit forced excuse the pun. I never cringed when watching the OT, TFA had some cringe moments. Hans ” I like this thing”, and the conversation between Han and Leia when they basically turn to the camera and look the audience in the eye and explain everything, Finn’s gay slip of the tounge when he inquires about Rey’s boyfriend. Why did Maz giving Finn the Sabre made no sense, what made even less sense was the first order troopers not shooting Finn, but stoppng to have a duel with him instead(facepalm). Leia ignoring Chewie, unforgivable. Oh hux, how nausiating was his acting, or should i say JJ’s directing. Domhnall can act, weve seen that elsewhere, im yet to see JJ direct well. Theres plenty more, i don’t care to remember tbh, and then the stupidity that was the star killer base and the rediculous two part map. Like you said the pacing was manic. They didn’t stop to savour anything. Han and Leias tender moments in the OT come to mind, Luke and Leia in Jedi, “my sister has it” .

          • February 17, 2017 at 12:14 am

            Truth is what did Irvin Kershner give us filmwise before or after Empire that would made us think he can make a film like Empire?

        • February 16, 2017 at 11:44 pm

          Villeneuve is not a Star Wars director. His style is way too slow for it. R. Johnson is probably the best choice. And production so far goes very well…

          • February 16, 2017 at 11:48 pm

            Was Kershner a star wars director?

          • February 17, 2017 at 12:04 am

            No. But he didn’t do any sci-fi-fantasy before. Villeneuve did with Arrival. That movie is as far from Star Wars in terms of style as possible. I think Villeneuve was perfect for the Blade Runner sequel, but for Star Wars… I think RJ is a better choice.

          • February 17, 2017 at 3:46 am

            Villeneuve has made films with emotional impact and good directing of actors, that was the bit worth noting.

          • February 17, 2017 at 10:11 pm

            JJ also made movies with emotional impact and good directing of actors.

            And so did M. Night Shyamalan with his early movies for instance. He has his own style (handheld camera movements, lots of uncut scenes, lots of dialogues etc) and he’s best at making movies around 100 min.
            Does that make him capable of doing 2hours+ epic fantasy?
            No, as shown by The Last Airbender.

            Same with Villeneuve. He makes slow character studies, which are great for his own movies and similar styled films (like Blade Runner). But for Star Wars? I don’t think so…

          • February 19, 2017 at 12:44 am

            Villeneuve did Hard Sci FI with Arrival, not fantasy at all. Both Villeneuve and Kershner did nothing you could say was in the style of star wars, that doesn’t help your argument that VL is not a good choice for star wars. The thing VL and Kersh have in common and what it all boils down to is intelligent filmaking.

            JJ was a star wars ‘style’ director according to many pundits, to me he is the worst choice possible and one of the most low brow directors out there.

            Villeneuve shows quality in every aspect of his films, and he would contribute to any project he did wether you think it was his style or not.

            You say Villeneuve style is too slow, i say JJ’s was too fast. JJ made movies that some praised as star wars like, to me they are terrible and the same flaws carried over to TFA.

            I have no issue with Rian Johnson, i think he will make something good.

          • February 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm

            JJ was a good directorial choice for Star Wars. I don’t think any of the movie’s flaws come from directing. I’d say it was mostly the writing.
            I’ve seen most Villeneuve films. All good. However, Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, Arrival… absolutely nothing like Star Wars. This isn’t about style (although I’d say that neo-noir isn’t that far from SW), but direction. Camera movements, editing direction, tone etc. As I said, way too slow and different from Star Wars.

            Looper? Direction wise almost a Star Wars movie. The camera movements, the edits and the tone is very similar. Rian Johnson is definitely an intelligent director and a better choice than Villeneuve imo. Villeneuve movies are very slow character studies with little to no action. Rian Johnson movies are more story driven and action packed.
            Arrival isn’t hard sci-fi imo. Time travelling language? It’s a fantasy story with sci-fi elements. Hard sci-fi is Solaris or Moon.

            And last, but not least: Rian Johnson is more eager to prove. He has only a couple movies. He’s “hungrier” than Villeneuve.

        • February 17, 2017 at 11:36 am

          With all respect to all of you people, 😛 J.J. did a tremendous job, i really think Rian will do a tremendous job, and Villeneuve really could do a tremendous job. Wait to the new Blade Runner and Dune. Then we will see better (but definetly i actually can see it. he is an amazing director)

    • February 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm


    • February 16, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      I think episode VIII will be much better than TFA and will silence all the haters.

    • February 17, 2017 at 3:34 am

      “but then for him to have a go at the creator of Star wars and the prequels with this dialogue is utterly disgusting.”

      Tin foil hat. That’s all I’ll say.

      • February 17, 2017 at 3:44 am

        You think this dialogue accidentally ended up in TFA?, don’t be naieve. Disney and JJ have shown they are aware of the backlash from the prequels wouldn’t you agree? George Lucas has talked about his dealings with disney, it is not an unwarrented assumption. I don’t have time for it but if you want i will sit through hours of interview and dredge something up.

        • February 17, 2017 at 3:49 am

          They aren’t fans of the prequels, that’s plain to see. But you’re paranoid if you think that every little line of dialogue is a blasphemous slight at God Emperor George.

          • February 17, 2017 at 6:52 am

            It was the first spoken words in a star wars movie since the prequels. Episode 7 was supposed to be the one to redeem the franchise after the prequels. You really think that wasn’t a wink to the fans? Wether it was intentional or not it was very disrespectful to GL. Im not the only one that thinks it was a dig at GL, just google it and see the articles written about it.

          • February 17, 2017 at 9:09 pm

            I never took it that way. But it’s clever. And I didn’t see it as a dig at GL. Besides, TFA referenced the Sith AND the Clone Army. AND Kylo suggested the Clones would be better soldiers than the stormtroopers so based on your logic JJ was suggesting PT was better than OT.

          • February 19, 2017 at 2:04 am

            It was a dig at the prequels, but that is quite insulting to GL either way. Seeing JJ and GL’s interactions during the TFA premier was very telling that not all is well.

          • February 20, 2017 at 5:47 am

            To say with certainty that it was a direct dig at the prequels is stretching. In any case its a good line that works in the context of the movie. Now if the movie directly said the prequels sucked then i would have a problem. To be honest im surprised it mentioned events from the prequels at all.

          • February 18, 2017 at 4:16 am

            George Lucas doesn’t care, and you’re making a mountain out of a mole hill.

    • February 17, 2017 at 6:02 am

      *sigh*, when will people know that the topic of Episode VII’s reception is being a tiring dead horse?

      • February 17, 2017 at 7:08 am

        Im not really interested in how it was recieved tbh, it bothers me that it was a wasted opertunity to make a better movie than the one we got. Fingers crossed for 8 and Rians damage limitation operation.

  • February 16, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Exciting. ^_^

    Rey’s new hairstyle reminds me of Qui-Gon Jinn’s hairstyle.

    • February 17, 2017 at 1:19 am

      I was thinking the same, even with the same words, and about to write it, but I decided to look for a similar comment before and now we are here

  • February 16, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I think I’m in love.

    • February 17, 2017 at 6:01 am

      Same here. :3

  • February 16, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Interesting look for Rey. I like it. I hope it ties into perhaps Luke’s old Jedi Order. Maybe, he adopted the ponytails for Padawans as well as the look. Though, I hope it isn’t a full carbon copy. That like a religious order, the style of clothing adapted. But still, I’m excited.

  • February 16, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Guessing Rey isn’t Leias daughter, no way they’d miss a chance to throw in some hair doughnuts.
    Is it me or does Finn look a bit like a school kid trying to hide his Jedi after school class robes under his cool kid leather?
    Luke is/was the last Jedi and also the Skywalker to instigate final balance in the force….Luke has realised Grey is the way. All of the force should be embraced, he is making way for the new balanced none Jedi or Sith/Ren/night sister etc etc order….maybe needing a light force user allied with a dark side user(no need for a daddy killer redemption) to start to blend the new path….This order would then mean Luke was the last Jedi.
    Just an old geezers ramblings

  • February 16, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Cool new Rey look.

    Poor photoshopping on the lightsaber…..

    And also, I wish they would just get rid of Poe. Not an interesting character in the least.

    • February 16, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      I’m hoping for more of his character’s development in TLJ as he didn’t get much in TFA (I believe it’s due to the fact he was meant to die and they changed it later) but at least he was hella likeable in VII, so i’m glad he’s still there.

    • February 17, 2017 at 3:31 am

      “Not an interesting character in the least.”

      You’ve seen like 5 MINUTES of him. What is it with Star Wars fans and judging characters after like 5 minutes of screen time?

      • February 17, 2017 at 4:15 am

        Because without a 30182 page backstory, then we can’t like them. We just can’t.

        We needed the prequels to like Artoo and Threepio. We needed that. We needed to see Kashykk to like Chewie. We needed that. Helloooooo

        • February 17, 2017 at 4:23 am

          Honestly, Nostalgia Critic made this argument. I can’t right now. Thank you for actually being a logical human being. There aren’t enough of us out there.

          • February 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm

            It’s bizarre.

            It’s come to the point where commenters criticize for getting a fun character that we all want to spend time with….and get mad about it. It…….whaaat?? Its a franchise.

            Like, why was Admiral Ozzel so different from General Viers and Piett? Why were they all different? Don’t they train them all the same? Why was Jerjerrod in charge when he couldn’t get the job done? Why…..UGH WTF

      • February 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm

        Yes, 5 minutes, yet he’s treated like a lead in the movie, at least by all the marketing and hyperbole surrounding Star Wars. He is basically new Wedge with a few more lines. I enjoyed his first scene. I thought he looked cool. I thought he acted cool. But then he just disappears and turns up as Guy Who Says “Buddy” and “Wooo”. For the rest of the movie (inside TIE fighter and on) I don’t find him as likable. He is a static character. I guess what I’m saying is, (opinion) Poe is overrated.

        • February 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm

          Being overrated is different from being bad. I grade the character based on what he does/is in the film, not how many toys they made based on him.

          • February 18, 2017 at 12:20 am

            I agree. For me, I just don’t like the character that much (and I feel like he’s missused…overused? underused? not sure)
            But tons of people love Poe. Different strokes for different folks.

    • February 18, 2017 at 9:03 am

      He is a breakout character. I agree, he was very underserved in screen time due to the script being re-written to undo his demise in the first scene of the film, but I’m glad he’s not dead. Finn is to comical and Everyman to be the dashing Han Solo type and now we at least have a chance to have him develop more. Honestly he falls into the same pitfall as Hux, not bad- just not really given the screentime to make them feel as important as the movie is telling us they are, but hopefully episode 8 can correct that

  • February 16, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Honestly, the photoshop is pretty bad in my opinion.

    Rey’s right eye is higher than the left one. The lightsaber looks really bad, too.

    It’s just packaging though, I’m sure the film will be great.

  • February 17, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Rey, the heart of this trilogy, finally front and center — fuck yeah

    • February 17, 2017 at 3:30 am

      Hopefully they actually make TOYS of the main character this time around.

      • February 17, 2017 at 6:26 am

        I thought there were plenty of rey toys?

      • February 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

        I saw plenty of Rey merchandise.

        • February 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm

          But I didn’t see enough. When Rey isn’t even included in Star Wars: TFA monopoly, you know that something is wrong.

          • February 17, 2017 at 9:04 pm

            They fixed that. But I agree. I think they put toys out based on past performance of “girls” boys toys (which makes sense since Hasbro is in the business of making money, not being PC) and were really surprised by the demand for Rey toys. I don’t think that will be a problem the next time around as already they have shown an increase in Rey related material since the initial TFA release where the first version of the TFA monopoly came out.

  • February 17, 2017 at 12:41 am

    She looks like Arwen.

  • February 17, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Yes! Rey’s letting her hair down and is front and center with her inherited lightsaber. Also, I love how Poe went from “going to die in the opening 5 minutes” to “member of the new ‘big 3’ on packaging materials” lol.

  • February 17, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Finn is wearing a different shirt under his jacket

    • February 17, 2017 at 4:12 am

      Looks almost like a robe.

      • February 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

        It also resembles Poe’s shirt from the TFA.

    • February 17, 2017 at 10:36 am

      To me, it looks like the shirt he’s wearing at the end of TFA, when he’s of to sleepy land.

  • February 17, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Rey looks great

  • February 17, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Rey looks even more beautiful.

  • February 17, 2017 at 3:29 am

    She looks amazing!!

  • February 17, 2017 at 5:11 am

    To all the Photoshop complaints. The original posted photograph of the packaging is set at an angle, what we are seeing here was someone correcting the distortion within the two point perspective shot using a crop tool feature in photoshop. The tool isn’t perfect and that is largely why her right eye looks weird. If I went and redid it myself I’d have similar problems trying to undo the distortion completely. I’m sure the packaging, when we see it in person, won’t have the same distortion in Rey’s face. The light sabers almost always look too airbrushed/refined in kids packaging.

  • February 17, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Could Rey’s injuries stem from the training or some sort of battle in Ach-to?

    Other than that, so hyped for the new direction of the film, just hoping it doesn’t get overly dark to cause DIAA.

    • February 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Keeping it spoiler free but if you’ve read/seen some of the few articles that managed to share pictures and minor details… I think you’re on the right path. There’s nothing wrong with it being dark in my opinion, it makes sense for the second part of a trilogy to be the part where the light at the end of the tunnel seems dimmest. The real worry anyone should have if it is a beat by beat retread of ESB. But I personally just roll my eyes at that worry, there’s no way it will be that way. Honestly out of all three films this is probably going to be the most original and interesting, not because of where it fits in the trilogy but because of the director who also wrote the film. That doesn’t mean 7 and 9 will be bad in my opinion, but that 8 will just be the film that will do what everyone seems to want which is go back to introducing new and interesting things while taking us on a compelling journey with real feeling characters.

      • February 17, 2017 at 8:08 pm

        Ah, yeah.

        But at least let’s hope it still has a clear hopeful ending like in ESB.

        • February 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

          Well it’s not the “ending” that will be in Episode 9 most likely. But I do hope it has a sort of sense of resolution like ESB. Of course, I didn’t see ESB until well after it was in theaters so I had the knowledge of ROTJ to perhaps skew my perspective of the way ESB ends.

  • February 17, 2017 at 6:27 am

    That’s a really awesome look for Rey! I had to do a double take because it feels so different from her force awakens look. I dig it

  • February 17, 2017 at 9:03 am

    She kind of looks like Qui Gon here.

  • February 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Hair down looks better on her imo. Can’t say I’m crazy on recycling Poe/Finn’s look though unless they were just lazy and re-used TFA stills.

    I’m hoping that Rey gets some time with Poe at least since they have never even had a single scene together in TFA which is why it’s hard for me to buy this new trio so far since at least Luke/Han/Leia and Anakin/Obi-Wan/Padme seemed chummier in ANH and TPM.

    • February 17, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      It actually does look like re-used TFA stills for Finn and Poe, IMHO.

      • February 18, 2017 at 4:14 am

        Finn has a new shirt.

        • February 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

          … ..are you sure?? :/
          It looks like Po’s jacket.. possibly ‘space dry cleaned’..

          • February 19, 2017 at 12:28 am

            It’s the same jacket, but he has a different SHIRT. It’s the tunic from the end of TFA.

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