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

That Jyn Erso figure, though. So good.

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?

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