With recording on Studio Ghibli’s Only Tomorrow complete, Daisy Ridley headed back home to London, having some fun with The Force Awakens co-star John Boyega along the way. Apparently Ridley was late for her plane, but once she arrived the fun ensued. Boyega’s social media feed is a blast – Kay keeps tempting me to start a Boyega Bits regular segment. Ridley kept up her positive message by commenting on the VMA negativity, singing some Star Wars tunes, and sharing her reunion with her dog.
In case you missed it, we saw a different shot of Rey in The Force Awakens teaser dropped on Instagram.
After sharing a shot of the new Rey artwork hanging on my office wall, Daisy Ridley responded on Instagram. To answer her question, you can find Craig Drake’s Rey at Hero Complex Gallery. There is also a variant available.
This past week Disney Infinity 3.0 dropped. Very soon we’ll all get a chance to pretend we are Rey. Starwarsgirl75 tweeted a couple of great shots of Daisy Ridley introducing her Infinity figure during D23.[tweet_embed id=639162940927668224] [tweet_embed id=639163380385902592]
Which segues into the wonderful thing about Star Wars collectibles: the many ways fans can become part of the galaxy far, far away. So let’s get to it. Here’s what Ridley thinks about all her new Rey toys:
Her dog, not so interested…
At midnight local time in the U.K., Daisy and John made an appearance at the Disney Store to celebrate with fans for the release of the new The Force Awakens merchandise.[tweet_embed id=639569913015889921] [tweet_embed id=639579065679245312] [tweet_embed id=639594655084974080]
What else is out there?[tweet_embed id=639432901394722816]
Kessel Runway caught a couple of screen grabs with Rey geek fashion shown at the end of the Star Wars Force Friday live unboxing. The unboxing event focused more on toys and collectibles, but also reflected the girl power aspect of the movie rollout mentioned in the last Ridley Roundup. In fact, the unboxing was remarkably diverse, both in gender and race, and Disney Store had Rey and Captain Phasma posed front and center for their Elite diecast line.
Finally, in this commercially packed edition, let’s not forget the fanartists.[tweet_embed id=620057847016095744]
Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and strong female characters. She is one of four authors of Ultimate Star Wars from DK Publishing, has written several feature articles for Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and RebelForce Radio Presents Fangirls Going Rogue.
Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library’s successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena’s Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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