With the success of DC Super Hero Girls, Disney has shocked and surprised me by replicating the idea with their new Forces of Destiny fully articulated dolls with rooted hair and fantastic cloth costumes. Just when I thought I didn't have anything more to buy I am fooled again. This means I will have my Asohka Tano one day and that is something I thought I would never see at this size. I mean look at how gorgeous they 'dollies' are.
“We learn by observation,” Scarlet noted. “Heroic stories with female characters or heroic toys tell girls that they are capable. We need to teach our girls how to be courageous, how to feel fear and do the right thing anyway. We need to show them that they are capable of more than they realize.”
Disney and Lucasfilm are teaming up to introduce something new to the doll aisle: The Force. Star Wars Forces of Destiny is a new initiative showcasing the female heroes of the Star Wars universe; including Rey, Jyn Esro, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and Padme Amidala. The initiative includes toys, animated shorts, clothing and books.
“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage or Ahsoka’s tenacity,” said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm.
The centerpiece of Forces of Destiny is a new doll line-up that Disney is referring to as “Adventure Figures” — a hybrid between action figures and traditional 11” dolls for girls. The dolls might be the same height as a traditional fashion doll, but that’s where the similarities end.
But before the dolls launch, fans will first be introduced to Star Wars Forces of Destiny as a web micro-series on Disney’s YouTube channel. The two-minute episodes will show moments of small heroism from the women of the Star Wars universe, and will be firmly rooted in the established canon. The 2-D animation is impressive, but fans will likely be most excited by the cast.