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Toys are a necessary part of blockbuster filmmaking, but they’re also the bane of its existence. On seemingly every single major Hollywood film, it’s the toys that reveal our first look at something major. For Jurassic World it was the D-Rex; for Transformers 4 it was Grimlock; the list goes on and on. It took longer than usual but the same thing has begun to happen for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. An image has appeared online that shows Finn, Rey, BB-8, Chewbacca and a mystery character that may or may not be Kylo Ren. However, an additional piece of concept art was released that almost certainly is Ren. Find out more about The Force Awakens toy leak below.

Chinese Star Wars site (via Making Star Wars) posted the image. We aren’t going to post it here but feel free to click over.

Basically, you’ve got Finn dressed in a vest a la Han Solo; Rey dressed in sort of a cloak/robe, like a mix of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia costumes; Chewbacca and BB-8 looking as you’d expect; and then a mystery character with an almost “Stormtrooper meets Darth Vader” helmet, a cloak and then indented fabric robe. There’s no guarantee that this is Kylo Ren, but it could hypothetically be the character we’ve seen in the trailer. The Stormtrooper helmet also could suggest Phasma, the rumored name of Gwendoline Christie’s character.

So who is it? Well, Indie Revolver is at it again, posting a concept image of a very similar looking Stormtrooper meets Darth Vader helmet, with yellow marks around the eyes, making for a very menacing look. Like an evil bumble bee. They claim this is Kylo Ren. Again, we aren’t going to post it here, but check it out on their site.

Pretty cool stuff if you’re a Star Wars fan. On the other hand, it’s a little disconcerting that we’re just under year away and the toys are already starting to leak. At least, in this case, it’s characters we’ve already seen – just in different outfits. Next, it could be a major spoiler.

What do you think of the image?

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