For years it was nearly impossible for women to find female action figures of their favorite lady protagonists, but lately retailers have realized that female geeks aren’t going anywhere. To Hasbro’s credit – the first action figure for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to debut was the film’s female lead, Sergeant Jyn Erso. Not only that, Hasbro came out with an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Jyn Erso action figure variant for the upcoming, and highly collectible Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figure line as well.
This speaks to the excitement among fans to see a character like Jyn onscreen. There has been a lot of interest around the character since the first teaser of Rogue One premiered. Enthusiasts of the Expanded Universe (now called Star Wars Legends and not currently considered canon by Disney) have noted that Jyn has Mara Jade tones, which have only fueled the fervor. It’s great to see a film franchise like Star Wars have more female protagonists. The films have done an amazing job not falling into the stereotype trap, making sure each heroine – whether it’s Padmé, Leia, Rey, or now Jyn – has different strengths, weaknesses and flaws. Sergeant Erso brings a more defiant vibe to the table. “I rebel” has already become a fan favorite, showing that people everywhere are ready to see this tough and likely flawed woman’s story unfold in Rogue One.
As part of Hasbro’s highly collectible Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch line, Jyn Erso will be the first action figure that collectors will want to pre-order. Speaking to the character’s skill as a fighter, the Jyn Erso figure features a wide range of motion. Jyn also comes with removable scarf and blaster, perfect for those pesky desert missions!