The Force Awakens Finally Makes its Disney Infinity Debut
Though it was announced as part of the Disney Infinity plans quite a while back, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens figures and Play Set hadn't been shown or teased at all beyond its mere existence. Today, Disney Interactive finally unveiled the first four figures planned, though they shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention to the Force Awakens release plans since Force Friday.
Heroes Rey and Finn will be included with the Play Set itself when it arrives on Dec. 18, with Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron being offered as separate figures on the same date. Little is known about what we'll be doing in the Play Set itself (shocking, I know), but it will be compatible with all the other Star Wars figures that have been released to this point. So yes, you will be able to team Darth Vader with the man rumored to be his biggest fan, and give Rey a chance to hang with Han and Chewie before they had so much gray in their hair.
It's a bit strange seeing characters we haven't even gotten used to seeing in their normal, human forms rendered in Disney Infinity's Pixar-inspired style, but it works. Like we saw with the previous Star Wars sets, these heroes and villains lend themselves quite well to the new style. Part of that's due to the Clone Wars animated series having established a bit of a template for this kind of interpretation, but it's mostly due to how talents of the design team. Whether we're talking Star Wars or Marvel, or even other existing Disney properties, the successful style of Disney Infinity is all owed to them. Sure, the gameplay is part, but if the figures didn't look as good as they did, Disney Infinity might not be the juggernaut it is today.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set will be available for $34.99, with the individual figures retailing for $13.99. A Power Disc set will also be available for $9.99, though we still don't know what's included there.
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