Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Once Force Friday arrived back in September, it wasn’t just kids who were excited to get their hands on the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. In fact, part of me wonders if there were more adults anxious to get their hands on some toys that night instead of the youngsters. But that doesn’t mean any of the toy commercials are geared towards adults…until now.
Last night, Saturday Night Live debuted a new Star Wars toy commercial for The Force Awakens action figures and playsets, complete with a wholly accurate representation of some adult collectors snatching up toys out there.
Here’s the Saturday Night Live Star Wars toy commercial from the SNL YouTube channel:
Please note that while this does mock some adult Star Wars fans out there, it’s hardly a low blow just making fun of people for being nerdy and passionate about something they love. There are people who are super obsessive about these Star Wars toys and definitely act like this. I’ve met collectors who buy three different versions of the same toy, and I even have some from my youth that I kept in the package.
It’s a harmless mockery of a real sect of Star Wars fans out there. And just in case some of you out there want to get angry about it, remember that cast member Bobby Moynihan is one of the biggest Star Wars fans around. Check out these photos of him attending the special outdoor Star Wars concert that was put on for fans who attended The Force Awakens panel at Comic-Con:
I love her. She knows. #SWFanConcert A photo posted by Bobby Moynihan (@bibbymoynihan) on
Plus, he was even excited to meet a familiar face at the 40th anniversary celebration earlier this year:
Honestly, all I can say about this commercial, including Moynihan’s accurate portrayal of the landing of the Millennium Falcon is that it’s true. All of it. And you can bet your bottom dollar that I asked for a few Star Wars toys for Christmas. The Black Series line is one of the best ever produced, and I’ll always be a bit of a kid at heart.Cool Posts From Around the Web: