Animated Shorts Reveal “Rogue One” Toys

When it comes to “Star Wars,” the toys are an integral part of each release and the upcoming spin-off film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is no different. How they’ve been unveiled for this particular film however, now that is quite different.

The Star Wars YouTube Channel has just unveiled the first wave of toys for the film via a superfan-created stop-motion film. The film ties in with a competition in collaboration with creative network Tongal in which a team has been assembled to write, direct and produce original fan-made stop-motion shorts starring toys from the new line.

Beginning September 30th, fans are invited to create and share their own ‘Go Rogue’ videos. Teens and adults can submit their entries via the Star Wars site while a separate contest will be held for kids on Disney’s website.

Winners will fly to Lucasfilm in San Francisco to watch their winning shorts alongside “Rogue One” itself. Additional stop-motion shorts like the one above created by Tongal will roll out through the month of September as part of a four-part series.