Hasbro Gives Chewbacca Mom Her Own Star Wars Action Figure
Internet sensation Candace Payne, a.k.a. Chewbacca Mom, has been having the best month ever, since a video of her reacting to a Star Wars mask went viral on Facebook. Payne's newfound fame has reportedly earned her over $400,000 in gifts, including scholarships for her two children, and scored her numerous television appearances. Now, according to Entertainment Weekly, Hasbro has unveiled a Star Wars figure in Payne's honor that features her face on the furry body of the Wookie along with a removable Chewie mask.
Payne was presented with the talking figure at Hasbro HQ during a visit with her family. A spokesperson for Hasbro tells EW that there are 13 sounds programmed into the custom made toy, including Payne's laugh and other quotes from her viral video. The figure was made expressly for Payne, so don't expect to see it in the Star Wars aisle at your local toy shop. Who said fandom doesn't pay off?
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[h/t Entertainment Weekly]