The Good: Good stitching, Safe for children, Looks very much like the Chewbacca Angry Bird.
The Bad: Overpriced, Low playability.
The Basics: The Star Wars Angry Birds plush Chewbacca is, arguably, the best of the bunch and might be the only Star Wars Angry Bird plush worth picking up!
Every now and then, I discover something kicking around that I just never quite got around to reviewing. When it comes to the Angry Birds Star Wars plush collection, it seems I overlooked the Chewbacca! There is a certain irony to that, in that the Chewbacca Brown Angry Bird plush might well be the best of the line. For sure, Angry Birds has probably jumped the shark, but I figured it was a good time to check out the Chewbacca Angry Birds plush!
For those unfamiliar with the Chewbacca character from Star Wars Angry Birds (reviewed here !), it doesn’t matter; the birds in Angry Birds do not have actual personalities. Instead, this is a parody of Chewbacca and a combination with one of the largest birds, the Brown Angry Bird.
The Star Wars Angry Birds plush Chewbacca is part of a current movement in toys where recognizable characters are changed into something else entirely. This looks only vaguely like Chewbacca as he appeared in A New Hope and with his sash, he only looks slightly like the Brown Chewbacca Angry Bird. This version of Brown Angry Bird Chewbacca is a 5” in diameter stuffed character that is essentially a big head with a white and black sash that is supposed to pass as Chewbacca.
The Chewbacca Angry Birds plush does not include any sort of extended costume or body; this is a very pure representation of the Angry Birds Chewbacca with embroidered black eyes and brown fur, a bright yellow beak and the costume sash onto it.
There are no accessories with this plush doll, though the sash is sewn onto the plush.
The playability of this Chewbacca is severely limited as it is a plush and it does not have a body. As one might expect, this plush falls over or rolls over constantly, so it is poor for posing as well. One supposes little children may snuggle with it because it is entirely soft, but that is about it.
The Commonwealth Toys Star Wars Angry Birds plushes was one of the few that sold out everywhere I went when they were new and they have, surprising to me, appreciated in the secondary market. That said, I'm convinced their peak price has come and gone and now they are a generally poor investment toy.
The Brown Chewbacca Angry Bird plush is fun and the closest to the source material, which makes it the only one truly worth picking up!
For other Star Wars Angry Birds plush toys, please check out my reviews of:
Han Solo Yellow Angry Bird
Luke Skywalker Red Angry Bird
For other toy reviews, please visit my Toy Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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