Disney's consumer products division showed off new toys from its Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and Planes properties at a press conference today during the 2014 Toy Fair industry event in New York City. It also brought Freddie Prinze Jr. on-stage to discuss Star Wars Rebels and show off some of the Rebels toys that will be launching this year. Newsarama's Lucas Siegel was there, and here's what he says about the Rebels segment of the event:
Freddie Prinze Junior took the stage with two Stormtroopers to talk about the new toys. After looking at the LEGO "Ghost" ship, Prinze said that when he went to the audition, he didn't know he was going in for a Star Wars show.And here are some tweets and a video from the folks at Stitch Kingdom, who were also in attendance:
He walked in the door and said "is this ___ing Star Wars? You guys have to give me a minute" and left the room, collected himself, then came back in for the audition. His excitement about the show is palpable.
They shoot Rebels all together, Prinze said. They have about half of season one done now, and he said "when there's a week we don't record, I'm bummed out. I jones for it!"
Prinze did joke that they call Stormtroopers "Bucket heads" on the show, then did a Jedi Mind trick on them on stage saying "I'm not the Rebel you're looking for" before leaving the stage.
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