Who is your favorite Star Wars Character? It might depend on your age and the particular Star Wars films that you grew up with. But Han Solo’s furry best friend and co-pilot Chewbacca must be on any Star Wars fans shortlist. Chewbacca appeared in the first Star Wars movie and over 40 years later he is still one of the most popular characters.
The movie Solo: A Star Wars Story was released in May, 2018 and many youngsters were introduced to Chewbacca for the first time whilst others will love that this loveable character appears on the big screen again. This movie chronicles the early adventures of Han & Chewie and we get to see the younger versions in action.
Hasbro has now launched the latest in their FurReal line of interactive animals and yes this one is surely our favorite Wookie, Chewbacca. You might know of FurReal from other toys in the ranger like Roarin’ Tyler the playful tiger and Torch the dragon.
Chewie stands 16 inches tall and has 100 different sound and movement combinations so the more he is played with the more features are discovered. The toy uses an accelerometer which means that it responds to movement so he reacts when he is picked up in different ways.
Obviously, he speaks Wookie and when he is talked to he replies in his own language, Shyriiwook. Younger children might find his Wookie roar a little scary. The toy is recommended for 4 years and older which should be fine with Chewie’s friendly growl. We were impressed with how close the sound was to the real character in the movie and his face has some great expressions as well.
Star Wars Ultimate co-pilot Chewie is a bit more cuddly and soft compared to the movie wookie so kids can rock their toy Wookie to sleep once he is tired enough and as he falls asleep he will shut his eyes and even snore!
This is a great toy for young Star Wars fans and will be on many kids’ gift wish lists [and maybe a few adults too!]. The toy also will require 4AA batteries that are not included with the toy. We think the Star Wars Ultimate co-pilot Chewie is a great new addition to the FurReal range.
Star Wars Ultimate co-pilot Chewie is available for sale on amazon.com.