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Things We Saw Today: Rogue One Reveals the First Jyn Action Figure at the “Star Wars Celebration”

“Where’s Jyn” will definitely not become a hashtag campaign following the release of Rogue One, because the Star Wars toy-making team has learned to put its heroine’s merchandise front and center this time around. Felicity Jones, who plays Jyn Erso in the movie, presented the first action figure of her character today at the Star Wars Celebration event!

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What’d you see out there today?

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