Construction/destruction game sets detailed; Packs unlock special in-app content.
The first flock of Angry Birds Star Wars toys from Hasbro will be on selves on November 14th. A further wave of products based on the Rovio/Lucasfilm co-produced app is also scheuled for release in 2013.
The toys replicate the classic Bird-flinging gameplay from the games as players use a Lightsaber launcher to catapult Angry Birds Star Wars characters at stylised structures from the app.
The focal product is the £34.99 21-block AT-AT Attack Battle Game, modelled after the iconic AT-AT walker made famous in Empire's Battle of Hoth scene:
Next up, Angry Birds Star Wars Battle Game Packs feature three characters (with one of them being exclusive to that set), a lightsaber launcher and signature pieces which can be put together to create an Imperial pig hideout - sets include Jabba’s Palace, Fight on Tatooine and Darth Vader’s Lightsaber. RRP £12.99.
Replicating Kenner’s original Star Wars ‘Early Bird’ pack circa 1977 is the introductory Angry Birds Star Wars Early Angry Birds package. It features the same four characters that Kenner’s package did, albeit in ‘Bird form. There’s R2-D2 Egg, Luke Skywalker Bird, Princess Leia Bird, Chewbacca Bird, two blocks and a Lightsaber launcher, for a retail price of £9.99.
All of the above products also include special codes which unlock unique in-app content.
Finally, complementing the range are Angry Birds Star Wars Mystery Bags, which include one figure at a pocket money price point of £1.99.
To promote the toys Hasbro has also put together some retro propaganda-style posters:
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