Of all of the holidays that I am familiar with, I've learned of yet another one recently: May 4th is International Star Wars Day.
Did you know that? More importantly, do you know why that particular date was chosen? For the appropriate reason that May the 4th is short for "May the 4th be with you," a pun on the popular "May the force be with you" phrase. Who doesn't love a little Star Wars humor?
This year it is even easier to get in on the Star Wars fun by not only donning your gold bikini and putting your hair in buns, but by pulling out one of Hasbro's newest additions, Star Wars Fighter Pods.
New from Star Wars, Fighter Pods are miniature collectible versions of the characters from all six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series. Including battle pods so that they're ready for action, the tiny characters are used to knock down as many of your opponent's figures as possible by spinning, launching or rolling the pods into battle. Can anyone say intergalactic bowling?
Although my kids aren't all that familiar with Star Wars, I had no doubt that they would be excited about setting these little characters up and knocking them down in some head-to-head battling play.
The Star Wars Fighter Pods Millennium Falcon Pack included eight figurines (one of them was concealed in the vehicle, so it was a surprise!), four pods and the Millennium Falcon itself. Pulling them out, we were amazed at just how small and cute they were!
Of the figures, two are exclusive to this set and we were excited to see that those were Chewbacca and our favorite robotic C-3PO. Together with R2-D2, these are two of the classic characters that have been a huge hit every since my childhood and seeing the in miniature form with such detail has been a big hit!
With no set rules for how to play with the Fighter Pods, we've loved the open-ended fun and entertainment that has happened with them. Spin! Launch! Roll! By placing the characters right into the clear pods, we've moved them in all sorts of ways to try to knock down each other's figures while in "battle," leading to laughing and giggling each time.
No matter how you play with these micro heroes, there are plenty of mega battles that result! Any Star Wars fan will love seeing the iconic characters get a collectible new gaming twist, and the Fighter Pods are an easy, portable option to provide hours of fun and play anytime and anywhere. You can even attach the small pods together to form a bigger battle with more power!
With more than 100 Star Wars Fighter Pods figures available in a unique new style from all six Star Wars films and The Clone Warms animated series, kids will surely want to collect them all. Due to the small size, these sets are recommended for children ages 4+ who want to set them up and knock them down for endless battling play.
The Millennium Falcon Set retails for only $9.99 and would be a great starter set. Purchasing options range from Mystery Bags (containing two surprise figures and one pod) for $2.99 up to a Snowspeeder vs. AT-AT 16-figure pack for $19.99, so it's easy and affordable to get started collecting these cute little guys soon! Find out more information or make a purchase right from Hasbro or on Amazon.
Or, thanks to Hasbro's generosity, one person will find out that imagination is all you need to be entertained by these miniature classic characters, because...
One lucky person will receive a 16-pack of figures and Fighter Pods and 2 Fighter Pods Mystery Bags from Hasbro!