When Force Link is with you, these new Star Wars toys come to life.
Hasbro revealed the Star Wars Force link on Thursday. You can play with this series of toys and plays on your own, but if you use a special wristband, they will play sound and voice effects from the movies as they come together.
The system uses NFC, the same technology supportsin iPhones and similar mobile payment systems, allowing the wearable to recognize which toy you’ve picked up and play a corresponding sound.
For example, if you pick up Luke Skywalker, he will say something when the hand strap recognizes him. Then if you shake the toy while continuing to hold it, you will hear new phrases.
The same is true for the vehicles in this line-up. If you are using the largest transmitter, the wrist strap should be able to tell when you are placing a character in a particular room.
You can buy the wristband in a $ 25 starter kit (roughly that converts to £ 20 or AU $ 30), which includes a Kylo Ren figure. Or you can get a $ 200 BB-8 transmitter. It opens into a Mega Star Destroyer complete with Stormtrooper barracks, Snoke villains, collapsing catwalks, and a garbage compressor to throw characters in. The price of the BB-8 drama converts to around £ 155 or AU $ 255.
Room recognition makes that big BB-8 transmitter shine. If you put a hero like Luke Skywalker into Stormtrooper barracks, Stormtroopers will threaten to kill him. But if you brought Kylo Ren into that room, they would honor him. You’ll see similar effects when placing characters in other rooms, including special exchanges when Kylo Ren visits Snoke’s estate.
Vehicles in this set include A-Wing Fighter with Tallie Resistance Pilot for $ 30, Resistance Skiing Comes with Poe Dameron for $ 40, and Kylo Ren with the First Order TIE Silencer for $ 50. Those prices convert to £ 25, £ 30 and £ 40 respectively. Either AU $ 40, AU $ 50 and AU $ 65 for Australia.
Other metrics, including C-3PO and, being sold separately for $ 8 (about £ 5 or AU $ 10) or in a two-character package for $ 15 (about £ 10 or AU $ 15).
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