The First Order Makes Problems for the Resistance in Disney Infinity’s Latest Trailer
There's been a lot of talk about Star Wars this year, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's not going to get any better between now and Dec. 18. Actually, I don't think it's bad news at all, but that's because I'm clinging to the hype train with all my strength, hoping just to make it through the next few weeks without falling off. One of my coping mechanisms for not having The Force Awakens beamed directly into my brain has been playing Disney Infinity's Star Wars content with my wife. Soon, we'll have even more Drunk History versions of Star Wars' narratives when Disney Infinity's The Force Awakens play set arrives.
The existing Star Wars content for Disney Infinity has been decent, giving me the ability to play as my favorite characters from the prequel and original trilogies, as well as Rebels, but the stories have been seriously wacky. Maybe not the Clone Wars/Rebels era stuff, but the Rise Against the Empire play set has a narrative that's eerily reminiscent of a child who's only seen Star Wars once trying to explain the whole story while her parents capture the moment on a cell phone. It's silly fun, and makes the experience feel fresh, even if you are laughing the whole time at the inaccuracies from the original story. I'm getting that same vibe about The Force Awakens from this trailer.
The video follows some notes from the various trailers and clips that have been released, but puts that Disney Infinity spin on those moments, like putting red caps on the blaster rifles so they look like pop guns. There's even an old man Han Solo hanging around, though he doesn't yet have a figure for the set (Poe, Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren do however). Like the actual movie, very little of the play set footage shows stuff beyond Jakku and a Star Destroyer. No Phasma on display either, but little BB-8 makes an appearance to remind you that he is indeed going to be part of the game, and will infiltrate your life even more than he already has through action figures, cards, shirts, socks, sippy cups and anything else that you can stick a little robot on.
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 (with new vehicles and alternate outfits) will also be available for $9.99. All of the Force Awakens content will drop the same day as the movie.
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