GALLERY: ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS Game Announced, Extended Toy Line Debuts
Published: October 8, 2012 - 9:58am
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 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. The game will be available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8.
For more information about Angry Birds Star Wars, visit www.angrybirds.com/starwars
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has announced today it has entered into agreement with LucasFilm to manufacture and globally market a variety of products based on the newly launched STAR WARS edition of the wildly popular ANGRY BIRDS mobile game from Rovio Entertainment. The new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS line from Hasbro will launch in the beginning of November 2012.
Hasbro will introduce the line with several new toys based on the ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS property including the AT-AT ATTACK BATTLE GAME. The line will also feature new products based on a variety of existing Hasbro properties including the popular JENGA brand and the recently re-launched KOOSH brand, to introduce new play experiences featuring iconic STAR WARS characters re-imagined as high-flying ANGRY BIRDS and villainous pigs.
“We've developed a selection of innovative toys and games featuring ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS that delivers new ways to play for fans of these two great franchises," said John Frascotti, Chief Marketing Officer for Hasbro. “We’re proud of our heritage of delivering STAR WARS toys that have entertained generations of kids and we’re excited to offer fans of both STAR WARS and ANGRY BIRDS the opportunity to experience their favorite characters and icons in exhilarating new ways.”
The ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS line from Hasbro will feature the following products in 2012 with more planned for 2013:
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® BATTLE GAMES Line
New from Hasbro – the ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS app comes to life! The new line of Hasbro toys captures all the launching and destroying fun of the app in physical form and features your favorite STAR WARS characters re-imagined as high-flying ANGRY BIRDS and villainous pigs! Stack up signature STAR WARS structures and vehicles, then use your LIGHSTABER LAUNCHER to launch your ANGRY BIRDS and destroy them! Each battle game sold separately.
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® AT-AT ATTACK BATTLE GAME
Stack, launch, and destroy with the AT-AT ATTACK BATTLE GAME, which includes 21 blocks to create the signature AT-AT, a LIGHTSABER LAUNCHER and 12 ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS figures — including two that are exclusive to this set! Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS content in-app with a special code in each pack. Approximate retail price: $39.99; Ages: 5 & up.
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® BATTLE GAME PACKS
Stack, launch and destroy with these packs, which each feature three characters (one exclusive to the set), a LIGHTSABER LAUNCHER, and signature pieces to create an Imperial Pig structure for your ANGRY BIRDS to knock down. Choose from DARTH VADER’S LIGHTSABER, JABBA’S PALACE, and FIGHT ON TATOOINE. Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS content in-app with a special code in each pack. Approximate retail price: $14.99; Ages: 5 & up. Each sold separately.
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® EARLY ANGRY BIRDS Package
Celebrate the original Kenner Star Wars Early Bird package with this special pack that introduces ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS! Just like the original Star Wars Early Bird pack from 1977, this pack features the same four characters from the movie saga… well, sort of. This time our Rebel heroes have beaks, wings and a bad attitude about the Empire's evil pigs. So take aim with your Lightsaber and launch into the fun of ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS! The ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS EARLY ANGRY BIRDS package includes R2-D2 EGG, LUKE SKYWALKER BIRD, PRINCESS LEIA BIRD, CHEWBACCA BIRD, 2 blocks, and 1 Lightsaber Launcher. Approximate retail price: $9.99; Ages: 5 & up.
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® Mystery Bags
For a surprise, pick up ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS Mystery Bags, which offer two figures — the perfect way to build up your collection of ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS characters! Approximate retail price: $2.99; Ages: 5 & up. Each sold separately.
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® JENGA GAMING Line
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® JENGA DEATH STAR Game
Get ready to unleash the birds to destroy the Death Star and in the new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS JENGA DEATH STAR game! Take turns trying to topple the Empire in an intergalactic battle. Pull back the X-Wing Fighter to launch an epic squawk attack with LUKE SKYWALKER, HAN SOLO or CHEWBACCA birds. Knock the pigs’ block off and explode the Death Star. Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS content in-app with a special code in each pack. Approximate Retail Price: $29.99; Recommended Age: 8 and up; Players: 1-2.
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® JENGA LAUNCHERS Game
Expand the battle and try to wipe out the enemy pigs with new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS-themed launcher sets, just like in the app! In each round, players decide who will be the builder and who will be the launcher. Choose HOTH™ to set up ice blocks and take turns bombarding an Imperial pig in the frozen terrain. Or, take down the porky kingpin with the Millennium Falcon launcher in the sandblasted terrain of TATOOINE™. Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS content in-app with a special code in each pack. Approximate Retail Price: $14.99, Recommended Age: 8 and up; Players: 1-2.
ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® KOOSH Launchers
Blast into a galaxy far, far away with the new KOOSH ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS collection! Combining the soft, active fun of KOOSH with the characters from the ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS app, the new KOOSH collection is light years ahead of its time and designed for indoor and outdoor imaginative play. With ball launchers inspired by iconic heroes LUKE SKYWALKER and HAN SOLO and collectible KOOSH Faceballs featuring favorite characters, the KOOSH ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS collection is out of this world.
KOOSH ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® JEDI Slingshot
Kids can ‘use the Force’ and transform into heroic Jedi Knights with the easy-to-use KOOSH ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS JEDI Slingshot. With one swift pull and release of the sling, they can launch the LUKE SKYWALKER Bird Faceball at the DARTH VADER Pig target. Comes complete with one LUKE SKYWALKER Bird Faceball and one DARTH VADER Pig target. Approximate Retail Price: $14.99; Ages 4 years & up.
KOOSH ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® GALACTIC EMPIRE Faceball Refill 3-Pack
Kids can create their own IMPERIAL ARMY and keep their KOOSH ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS ball launcher ready for galactic action with the collectible DARTH VADER and STORMTROOPER Pig Faceballs. Collect them all! Each pack sold separately. Approximate Retail Price: $6.49; Ages 4 years & up.
KOOSH ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® MILLENNIUM FALCON HEROES Faceball Refill 3-Pack
Kids can join the REBEL BIRD ALLIANCE and add galactic fun to their KOOSH ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS ball launcher with the collectible HAN SOLO, PRINCESS LEIA and CHEWBACCA Bird Faceballs. Collect them all! Each pack sold separately. Approximate Retail Price: $6.49; Ages 4 years & up.
KOOSH ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS TATOOINE HEROES Faceball Refill 3-Pack
Armed with their KOOSH ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS ball launcher, kids can take on the EMPIRE and save the galaxy with the collectible LUKE SKYWALKER, OBI-WAN KENOBI and C-3PO Bird Faceballs. Collect them all! Each pack sold separately. Approximate Retail Price: $6.49; Ages 4 years & up.
Toys R Us in Times Square, New York, hosted today's Angry Birds Star Wars announcement with representatives from Rovio and Hasbro. Here are a few images from the event including the toy line debut and Toys R Us' new Angry Birds section: