On today’s episode of The Star Wars Show, featured a segment on Leland Chee, Lucasfilm’s Keeper of the Holocron, which included his Hasbro action figure. Chee’s figure, Selig KenJenn, is based off of his illustrated likeness and was also named by the Star Wars content historian. This figure was released in a 2013 Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive multi-pack along with Jedi Que-Mars Redath and Khaat Qiyn (both of which who were featured in Attack of the Clones) and Clone Captain Deviss (who like Kenjenn did not appear in the Prequels).
Jedi KenJenn is just one of the many figures Hasbro has created that have been based on non-actors like Chee. Others on the list include the Maker himself George Lucas as well as his three children, Hasbro manager Darryl DePriest, real 501st troopers, director Richard MarQuand, Star Tours cast members and even a one-off of talk show host Jon Stewart.
With new revelations about Rogue One, thanks in part to its digital release last week, and the fact that director Gareth Edwards played the part of a Rebel Fleet Trooper and director Rian Johnson played a Death Star Gunner in the spin-off film, the potential for additional figure cameos is great.
Until we get to become a Star Wars action figure,
May the Figures be with you!