In celebration of the annual Star Wars tradition May the 4th, Build-A-Bear Workshop is introducing a new R2-D2 plush set. That's not all though, as Star Wars fans can also get their hands on a new Dark Side vs Light Side Bear.
The R2-D2 set, which includes a 13" pre-stuffed plush as well as a 6 in 1 R2-D2 sound chip, are available right now at buildabear.com and buildabear.co.uk. Both will be in short supply, and it makes sense, especially considering that the sound chip features six of the character's trademark sounds. The exclusive set will retail for $42.00, and you can view the official description below.
Build-A-Bear Workshop isn't stopping there either, as they recently, introduced a Dark Side vs Light Side Bear. The adorable plush bear has ears that can flip from red to blue, as well as paws that flip to either show the Rebel Alliance logo or the First Order logo. The Bear's fur is covered in Star Wars logos, and of course, you can add a lightsaber if you want the full Star Wars experience. The Dark Side vs Light Side Bear will retail for $25.50, and you can view the official description for it below as well.
There will also be Stormtrooper outfits for your existing bears, but you can also grab one for your Dark Side Light Side Bear if you so choose. Both new additions can be viewed in the gallery as well.
An iconic movie character beloved by generations of Star Wars fans, R2-D2 is even more special in furry friend form! This online exclusive item features the resourceful R2-D2 in plush form with the signature sound chip included. Celebrate the epic space fantasy series and give R2-D2 as the perfect gift for fans of all ages!
One bear, two sides — you choose! With the Star Wars Dark Side vs. Light Side Bear, you determine which side shows the true nature of this furry friend. Flip the ears and paw pads of Dark Side vs. Light Side Bear to choose from the red First Order side or the blue Rebel Alliance side. Familiar Star Wars icons emblazon the soft fur of this adventurous bear. Add plush lightsabers, accessories, and outfits to Dark Side vs. Light Side Bear and relive the action of the movies!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017, release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is slated for release on December 15, 2017. Han Solo: A Star Wars Story hits on May 25, 2018, while Star Wars: Episode IX has a release date of May 24, 2019.