‘Star Wars Rebels’ Comes to Galactic Heroes (Plus Giveaway)

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swgalacticheroes-featuredStar Wars Rebels, my personal favorite Star Wars show and story, has finally come to Hasbro and Playskool’s Star Wars Galactic Heroes toy line.

Between our podcast and various articles, I’ve talked repeatedly about how much our family loves the Star Wars Galactic Heroes toy line. We have more of them than all other toys combined. Combine that with my love of Star Wars Rebels and the latest offerings in the line are absolutely amazing.

My personal favorite from the new fall line is the Ghost Playset. The Ghost, as you may already know, is the ship the rebels fly around in on Star Wars Rebels. The ship includes Ezra and Chopper figures and even has a docking bay for the Phantom (which is sole separately and should be coming out in the next wave of figures in the winter).

swgalacticheroes-ghostVery similar to the previous Millenium Falcon playset, the top of the Ghost opens up when not in flight to reveal a bunch of cool play opportunities. There is a removable crane, cannon, and rover along with four launchable projectiles (which we keep safely put away for now). There are multiple mounting points for the crane and cannon that are the same hex mounts as other playsets so they can be mixed and matched at will.

swgalacticheroes-duelOne cool feature that is new to the line is a duel deck. You place two figures onto the foot pegs facing each other. There are two levers underneath the ship that allow them to swivel. It’s not hi-tech, but it adds a cool level of play that my son really enjoyed.

swgalacticheroes-rivalsNext up in the new wave is the Galactic Rivals set. This set includes ten figures for recreating the most epic duels in Star Wars history. The figures included are Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader, Rey (in her Resistance outfit, not a retread of the previous figure) vs Kylo Ren, Yoda vs Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca vs Stormtrooper, and Obi-Wan Kenobi vs General Grievous. The new Rey with lightsaber is my favorite of the set, while General Grievous is my son’s favorite (even if he does only have two arms and a single lightsaber). We’ve not only re-enacted every duel, but we’ve mixed and matched and created some of our own epic battles.

swgalacticheroes-xwingThe final entry in the Galactic Heroes line for this wave is the addition of Poe’s X-Wing to the Deluxe Vehicle line. The previously released TIE Fighter Advanced and Snowspeeder are also making their return in this assortment. While these aren’t packed with a bunch of features like the big playsets, there’s still plenty of fun to be had with these. The foils open and close and the laser cannons actual fire off as projectiles. There’s even a spot to stick an astromech droid! It’s also the only way to get your hands on a Poe Dameron, which almost makes it worth it alone. We already have Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter from a few waves ago so now we can have some epic TIE vs X-Wing battles (yes, I know Poe and Darth Vader would never have an actual dogfight, but that’s what pretend is for).

swgalacticheroes-potatoThe final new addition to the Star Wars line-up is not actually part of the Galactic Heroes line but to the Mr. Potato Head line! Two new figures join the mini Potato Head line–Yoda and R2-D2. These figures are about two-inches tall and include a potato body and a three-piece costume. Although they are mini figures, they are scaled perfectly to go with our Darth Tater.

And now for the part you’ve been waiting for–the giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Hasbro and Playskool to do a giveaway of one of all of the above toys–The Ghost Playset, the Galactic Rivals Set, the X-Wing from the Deluxe Vehicle Line, and the R2-D2 Mr. Potato Head! Just fill out the form below before midnight on October 6th and one lucky winner will be selected at random and announced on October 7th.

UPDATE: This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to our winner–Nan Lara!

Note: I was sent review copies of the above toys, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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