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Coming Tsum to Our Galaxy!

| Star Wars , Toys

By turning beloved characters into roly-poly Tsum Tsum plushies, Disney struck gold. Coming from the Japanese phrase tsumu tsumu, meaning to stack together, the Tsum Tsum versions of Mickey and pals have a ton of assorted merchandise. And now Disney has the rights to Star Wars we are excited about this new Tsum Tsum "episode."

Disney officially launched its Star Wars Tsum Tsum line on February 16, with three sizes of squishy plushies. The small size measures five centimeters tall by five wide and eight long (1.97 x 1.97 x 3.15 inches) with each retailing for ¥648 (US$5.40).

In addition to R2-D2, the other small-size Tsum Tsum are Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, an Imperial Stormtrooper, Yoda, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Wicket the Ewok, and Jabba the Hutt.

If you want something that’ll fill up more than just the palm of your hand, the ¥1,944 (US$17.18) medium Tsum Tsum are 15 x 19 x 28 centimeters (5.9 x 7.5 x 11 inches) in size. Not only do they have slightly different proportions, they also have a bit more facial detail than their tinier brethren.

And for maximum impact, there’s the 25 x 28 x 46-centimeter (9.8 x 11 x 18 inches) large size, for ¥3,780 (about US$35), although your options are limited to Jabba the Hutt and Chewie.

The Star Wars Tsum Tsum can be ordered here from the online Japanese Disney Store. Hopefully they’ll be as big a success as their animated counterparts, and the designers will expand beyond the original trilogy and give us Tsum Tsum versions of Darth Maul and BB-8 as well.

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