Disney and Lucasfilm have finally released the Tico Sisters action figures for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, and many Asian American fans were quite pleased with the studios’ toys.
The studios released several products from Hasbro involving the two characters, Rose and Paige Tico, who are played by Vietnamese-American actress Kelly Marie Tran and Vietnamese actress Veronica Ngo, respectively, during its recent Force Friday II event just after midnight on September 1.
— Sarah Kuhn (@sarahkuhn) September 1, 2017
— jes vu (@jesthevu) September 2, 2017
It is important for young female Asian and Asian American fans of the franchise to see themselves represented in the movie as part of the resistance that will help save the universe, the Mary Sue noted.
The Force Friday event also really means a lot and shows positive impact whenever a big company releases new merchandise that represent a community.
asian women front and centre in major sci-fi film???? i’m going to sob my eyes out this december https://t.co/dAPX8YFQmt
— rebecca heesh (@AsparagusBeauty) September 2, 2017
It’s safe to say that Lucasfilm and the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” toys have made everyone feel overwhelmed with joy.
Even Tran was excited while posing with fellow actress Kaitlyn Tanimoto after seeing her Rose Tico merchandise.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is scheduled to premiere in the United States on Dec. 15, 2017.