Rogue One Toys Revealed in Robot Chicken-like #GoRogue Stop Motion Web Series

That Jyn Erso figure, though. So good.

Recommended Videos

The minds behind the new line of toys based on Rogue One have devised a pretty clever way of showing off their brand new, recently-unveiled action figures, LEGOs, and collectibles: they brought in a team of Star Wars superfans to develop a short, four-episode stop motion web series highlighting said toys. The above video, and the forthcoming episodes, are part of what Disney and Lucasfilm are calling the #GoRogue series. What’s more, each of these fans creating the shorts are all competing for a chance to attend a Rogue One advanced screening at Lucasfilm in San Francisco.

It’s all stop motion, and judging by the first episode, there’s a very strong Robot Chicken-like feel so far. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing; Robot Chicken had some of my most favorite Star Wars-based parodies, and they made excellent use of actual Star Wars toys to create them. This just seems like the next logical step, really.

We’ve already shared how excited we are about how Jyn Erso was the very first action figure revealed for Rogue One. We took it to (hopefully) mean that Hasbro’s learned from the backlash that occurred after the #WheresRey and #WheresBlackWidow campaigns popped up in response to their action figures’ absence.

All the episodes are slated to be released by September 30th. What do you think of #GoRogue’s first episode?

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—

Follow The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google+.


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article The Supremely Unsurprising Ending of ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’
Godzilla and King Kong in 'Godzilla x Kong: New Empire'.
Read Article Cue the Frank Sinatra for Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson’s New Film, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’!
Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum standing on a bridge in Fly Me to the Moon
Read Article James McAvoy Channels His Sinister Side for ‘Speak No Evil’
James McAvoy as Paddy and Aisling Franciosi as Ciara in Speak No Evil
Read Article This Iconic Queer Classic Finally Gets a Long Overdue Sequel
Three drag queens stand on top of Kings Canyon in 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'.
Read Article The 10 Best Disney Movies to Put On For Your Toddler, Ranked by How Tolerable They’ll Be for You
Moana and Maui in the Disney animated film 'Moana'
Related Content
Read Article The Supremely Unsurprising Ending of ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’
Godzilla and King Kong in 'Godzilla x Kong: New Empire'.
Read Article Cue the Frank Sinatra for Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson’s New Film, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’!
Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum standing on a bridge in Fly Me to the Moon
Read Article James McAvoy Channels His Sinister Side for ‘Speak No Evil’
James McAvoy as Paddy and Aisling Franciosi as Ciara in Speak No Evil
Read Article This Iconic Queer Classic Finally Gets a Long Overdue Sequel
Three drag queens stand on top of Kings Canyon in 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'.
Read Article The 10 Best Disney Movies to Put On For Your Toddler, Ranked by How Tolerable They’ll Be for You
Moana and Maui in the Disney animated film 'Moana'
Author
Jessica Lachenal
Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.