Massive spoilers ahead so do not read unless you want to be spoiled.
RebelScum.com provided a list of the upcoming Hasbro toy line for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. There is noting really exciting in the list, since it is just names, but one name that sticks out more than others is “Darth Vader”.
(This is only a section of the toy list. The rest can be found at RebelScum.com)
Star Wars 7 Signature Lightsaber
Star Wars 7 Deluxe Villain Lightsaber
Star Wars 7 Electronic Lightsaber Assortment
Star Wars 7 Extendable Lightsaber Assortment
Star Wars 7 Villain Extendable Lightsaber
Star Wars 7 Foam Lightsaber Assortment
Star Wars 7 Force FX Lightsaber
Star Wars 7 Force FX Lightsaber Assortment
Star Wars 7 The Black Series Villain Helmet
Star Wars 7 Mask Assortment
Star Wars 7 Chewbacca Electronic Mask
Star Wars 7 Lead Villain Electronic Mask
Star Wars 7 Darth Vader Voice Change Mask
It’s also interesting to note that Hasbro recently announced that they would not be revealing their “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” toy line at this year’s New York City Toy Fair.
The following is a press release from Hasbro:
As usual, Hasbro will be exhibiting a variety of fun and exciting Star Wars products from across its portfolio of brands, including Star Wars action figures, Star Wars Galactic Heroes and more. There will be no toys based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Star Wars Episode VII) shown at Toy Fair this year.
Obviously, we know that there’s a huge amount of anticipation for Star Wars toys this year, and we wanted to be forthcoming about this as we know it might make a difference for some of you in regards to travel plans. While we’re happy to host all of you at Entertainment Brand Preview Day and look forward to having you check out the latest and greatest toys from Star Wars and Hasbro’s other exciting brands, we want you to have as much information as possible to be able to plan your travel and coverage.
More than likely the reason that this particular toy line is being held back from Hasbro is because it will contain spoilers for the movie. To see Darth Vader packaged in their “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” toy line would reveal a huge spoiler.
Does this mean that Darth Vader will be in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? I do think it is a safe bet that at the very least we will see Darth Vader’s helmet in the movie or maybe even in some kind of flashback. We also have seen some evidence through concept art (see below) that his presence will somehow be in the film.
Guess we will have to wait until December 18th before we all know for sure.