“Star Wars” toys have come a long way since the 1970s. When the original trilogy was released, the action figures were just pieces of plastic. They kind of resembled the movies’ heroes, but they came with hardly any accessories. Instead, they depended entirely on the make-believe adventures kids could create with them.
Today’s action figures have evolved to merge with video games in the genre dubbed “Toys to Life.” A leading example is “Disney Infinity,” whose two earlier iterations incorporated Pixar characters, Marvel superheroes and figures from other company properties.
But now, in the third edition, Disney adds its most valuable franchise, “Star Wars” and its characters — including Play Sets and figures from the original trilogy, the prequels and, in a few months, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which opens in theaters Dec. 18.
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