-- Five sets of toys and action figures based on heroes and villains from the highly-anticipated film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" were revealed today on "Good Morning America" in an epic stop-motion animated short video created by "Star Wars" super fans. Now fans can make their own "Rogue"-inspired short films for an upcoming contest.
Disney and Lucasfilm will launch “Go Rogue,” a contest for fans to create their own “Rogue” stories through mini-movies for the chance to win a trip to Lucasfilm in San Francisco and attend an advance screening of the film. Participants will be able to act out their entries, make their own stop-motion animation, use props from home, or create scenes with toys.
The new "Rogue One" collection includes the Lego Rebel U-Wing Fighter set, Hasbro’s Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT play set, along with action figures of Jyn Erso, Captain Cassian and Bodhi Rook and other characters from various lines, including Disney Store’s Elite Series, Funko POP! and JAKKS Pacific.
A clip from the stop-motion animated short created by “Star Wars” super fans using some of the “Rogue One” toys debuted on Star Wars YouTube today and serves as inspiration for fans wanting to enter the contest.
“GMA” also aired video of "Rogue One" actor Riz Ahmed -- who plays Rebel Alliance pilot Bodhi Rook –- as he sees his character’s Disney Store Elite Series action figure for the first time.
“Oh my God,” Ahmed said when he unwrapped a box and got a good look at the action figure, which he described as being “better-looking” than himself. “To have this, it’s kind emotional, man. So It’s amazing. Thank you very much ... .”
Lucasfilm’s "Rogue One" is a new "Star Wars" film set just before 1977’s iconic "A New Hope." It focuses on a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
“Rogue One” hits theaters on December 16.
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