The Porgs have invaded Star Wars at the box office, they’ve invaded it in the world of merchandising, and now, they’re gunning for reality itself. Virtually speaking, of course.
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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly round up of the toys that we’ll be buying immediately after we’re done staring at everything at San Diego Comic-Con next week. While there’s all that ahead of us, right now we have LEGO Movie 2 sets, a very stylish Half Life hero, and, as always, adorable porgs. Check it out!
The breakout star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi wasn't Kelly Marie Tran's Rose Tico, it was those half-bird-half-pug creatures called Porgs that endeared themselves to Chewbacca, and audiences. So is it any surprise that one of Hot Wheel's forthcoming San Diego Comic-Con exclusives is a Porg that's commandeered the Millennium Falcon? Give this bird its own backstory movie.
Good news! Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting a digital and Blu-ray release next month. Even better news: There are a ton of deleted scenes included, complete with commentary from director and resident explainer-in-chief, Rian Johnson.
Video: Before he got to know the little space-puffins of Ahch-To, Chewie was all in on his roasted Porg. Now that he's befriended them, and even seemingly turned a few into fellow co-pilots by the end of The Last Jedi, he'd probably be more inclined to snack on this giant, bento-box-friendly alternative.
Porgs may not taste like chicken - at least according to the people we talked to - but they sure do talk like them.
Ever since they were revealed, the porgs have taken over Star Wars discourse like a Hutt at an all-you-can eat buffet. But none have been more beloved (or meme-ified) that the the little blighter that comes aboard the Millennium Falcon in the recent trailer. It turns out, this porg in particular was designed to emulate his more famous friend.
Video: What's a porg, you ask? Well, it's not quite a pigeon, and it's not quite a hog, so to answer your question, I have no idea. What I do know is that before you become completely sick of the tiny creatures you need to watch them sing the Star Wars theme, courtesy of some clever sound effects sampling.