Go Rogue! New Stop-Motion Star Wars Videos Revealed
These are the Toys You're Looking For
By Franco Dioniso
EW and Lucasfilm have revealed the very first look at Rogue One merchandise with brand new images and an incredible stop-motion short! There will be more episodes rolling out over the coming months and these animations are made by Star Wars fans!
The team was led by James DeJulio at Tongal, and the series was written by Kevin Ulrich and brought to life by stop-motion animators and directors Dan MacKenzie and Tucker Barrie. The stories follow the adventures of Rogue One toys from Hasbro, LEGO, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and Disney Store as they try to track down the building instructions to the LEGO Star Wars Death Star set which have been misplaced by the Empire.
Fans can pre-order a handful of select items seen in the “Rogue Stories” beginning September 2 at mass retailers, Disney Store locations and DisneyStore.com. The full range of new Rogue One and Star Wars products will be available globally starting on September 30.
If you want to get involved in telling your own Star Warss Story then check out the details for the global UGC contest which begins September 30. Fans are invited to share their own short stories or skits set in a galaxy far, far away… Winning entries from around the globe will be chosen by a panel including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards. Beginning September 30, teen and adult fans can enter the Go Rogue contest on StarWars.com/GoRogue. In addition to the global contest on StarWars.com, in the U.S. and parts of Canada, kids 8-12 can participate on Disney.com/MyRogueStory. Winners will be invited to Lucasfilm in San Francisco to attend a screening of Rogue One, and see their short story on the big screen.
The Empire has misplaced the building instructions to the Death Star. Jyn Erso has followed an Imperial search team to the markets of Jedha hoping to recover the instructions first.
You can view more images at EW