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News 28 : 22 Dec 2016
Hot Toys Collectibles @ Rogue One China Premiere
Disney brought the international publicity tour for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to China as director Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen reunited in Beijing yesterday (Dec 21) for the China premiere.

With two well-known Chinese actors joining the main cast of Rogue One, it's clear the Star Wars fever has started to catch on with the media and audiences in China. The cast and crew first attended the press junket in the afternoon to meet journalists from all over the country. We were proud to be involved in the occasion, too, as each guest star was presented with a special gift from Hot Toys!

Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen were happy to receive 1/6th scale collectible figures of Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus, respectively, and both of them marveled at the Hot Toys figures' extraordinary resemblance to their characters from the perfectly accurate face sculpts to the detailed costumes and weapons. Jiang was particularly enthusiastic about his gift, since he became the first in the world to own the as-yet-unannounced Baze Malbus figure!

For Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, who were open about their keen interest in Chinese culture, they were excited to receive the 1/6th scale Stormtrooper (Porcelain Pattern Version) collectible figure, a stylish collectible developed from an original design by Hot Toys.

In the evening, the team rocked the red carpet and greeted legions of passionate fans at the film's gala premiere held at Beijing's landmark "Water Cube", the entrance to which was lined with imposing live-size Death Trooper statues. With the event webcast to 10 Chinese cities simultaneously, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story looks certain to set the box office on fire when it opens in China on Jan 6, 2017.