How Hasbro Is Bringing Halloween Horrors
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Product designer Eric Franer talks to StarWars.com about creating two frighteningly fun new figures.
Star Wars and Halloween go well together. Maybe it’s the dark side and black-clad Sith Lords. Maybe it’s the creepy creatures, like rancors, ice spiders, or brain worms that can reanimate the dead. Maybe it’s the feeling that Star Wars characters are tailor-made for Halloween costumes. Whatever the reason, it’s a combination that fans have enjoyed for decades, and toy giant Hasbro took notice.
This fall, Hasbro will celebrate the combined strength of the scary season and the galaxy far, far away with two new Halloween-themed figures: a skeleton-deco clone trooper and, for lack of better term, a Were-Wookiee, both coming to the popular 6-inch Star Wars: The Black Series line.
“There’s a lot of fantasy in both Halloween and in Star Wars,” Eric Franer, Hasbro’s product designer for Star Wars, tells StarWars.com. “A lot of the outfits just lend themselves really well to that kind of aesthetic. There’s a lot of scary looking aliens. There’s a lot of like, gnarly looking characters.”…
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