Angry Birds Get Launched to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

It’s only a matter of time until something super popular finally gets the George Lucas seal of approval. Yes, Teased last week, a Star Wars themed Angry Birds will officially be a thing early this November. To celebrate, Toy’s R Us at Times Square featured an event debuting new plushies and toys. I snapped a few pics just for you. More after the break.

There was a huge Chewie plush posing for all the cameras. He also brought several of his rebel pals along to take down the porcine Empire.

Besides huggable plushies, there were a few of the Star Wars toy sets for those who like a little destruction during playtime. These should be available in late October.

At first, I thought these were awkwardly shaped pillows but after closer inspection they’re Halloween costumes for your little Star Wars fan.

Here’s the full release:

NEW YORK – (October 8, 2012) –Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today a new blockbuster entertainment franchise collaboration; Angry Birds Star Wars. Launching worldwide on November 8, the unique partnership will combine all the fun of the classic Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space with the characters, stories and settings of the epic space fantasy, Star Wars.

From the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Death Star – the game and merchandise will feature the Angry Birds characters starring as the iconic heroes of the beloved Saga.

“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done. It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in a galaxy far, far away,” said Peter Vesterbacka, the Mighty Eagle and CMO of Rovio. “As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”

In addition to the game, this fall will also see the unveiling of a massive retail launch for Angry Birds Star Wars. Merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes and apparel to action figures and collectible plush toys will be available at select retailers, starting October 28.

“Both Star Wars and Angry Birds share the instant and irresistible appeal of hands-on fun,” said Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd. “People seem to instinctively know what to do when handed a lightsaber or a bird in a slingshot, so this is a natural combination.”

In the coming weeks, fans can expect additional new videos, characters, and much more exciting content to be revealed.

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