7:46am PT by Ryan Parker
'Star Wars' Toys Offer First Glimpse at 'The Last Jedi' Characters
Thursday was a huge day for us nerds as it marked the first time we got to see some of our favorite new Star Wars characters appearing in the upcoming The Last Jedi.
Now, Rey, Poe Dameron and Finn are only shown on a preview of the packaging for the new toy due out in September, but still, without a single trailer yet, this hits the spot!
The most striking image on the box is the lightsaber-wielding (appears to be Luke's) Rey, who looks like a total badass and has noticeably longer hair. Poe is wearing a helmet and Finn looks healthy, so he obviously made a full recovery from his fight with Kylo Ren.
Walt Disney and Lucasfilm also on Thursday unveiled plans for Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 1, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars.