Mando Mondays: Become The Mandalorian With Hasbro's New Helmet

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Unless you’ve been trapped in a subterranean ice cave with a nest of space spiders, you’ve surely heard by now that The Mandalorian is back on Disney+ for a second season. And new episodes of The Mandalorian can only mean one thing—more scenes of adorable, ever-hungry Baby Yoda attempting to devour entire endangered species before they can get to their new homeworld. But also… more cool merch! 

Hasbro’s new Mando Mondays initiative is giving us a ton of great Mando products each Monday, and this week sees the debut of an amazing way to rock our favorite bounty hunter’s favorite headwear. 

Check out that new release below, along with some other recent items related to both seasons of The Mandalorian.

1. Star Wars: The Black Series The Mandalorian Electronic Helmet

Star Wars: The Black Series The Mandalorian Electronic Helmet

Hasbro’s Black Series talking Star Wars helmets and masks have been hot ticket items for collectors ever since “Chewbacca Mom” made them famous (or infamous, depending on your take) back in 2016. Now you can not just look but talk like Din Djarin himself in this highly-detailed and completely adjustable replica of Mando’s iconic helmet. 

In Star Wars lore, Mandalorian helmets were devised in their present style during the group’s extended war against the Jedi. Many of the specific elements were specifically designed with combat against a Jedi Knight in mind, which may well come into play during Season 2 of The Mandalorian, when you think about it, as our hero is currently on the search for other Mandalorians who can help him find the Jedi. Ultimately, the armor (and particularly the helmets) became a symbol of fear and intimidation throughout the galaxy. 

For the new Black Series Electronic Mandalorian Helmet, the tactical light on the side is removable and there are red interior lights that can be activated. And the whole thing runs on just two AA batteries.

Plus, unlike the real thing, you’ll have the option to actually take the helmet off, assuming you haven’t taken the same vow as Din Djarin. Which is nice…

 

$119.99

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Hasbro’s Black Series talking Star Wars helmets and masks have been hot ticket items for collectors ever since “Chewbacca Mom” made them famous (or infamous, depending on your take) back in 2016. Now you can not just look but talk like Din Djarin himself in this highly-detailed and completely adjustable replica of Mando’s iconic helmet. In Star Wars lore, Mandalorian helmets were devised in their present style during the group’s extended war against the Jedi. Many of the specific elements were specifically designed with combat against a Jedi Knight in mind, which may well come into play during Season 2 of The Mandalorian, when you think about it, as our hero is currently on the search for other Mandalorians who can help him find the Jedi. Ultimately, the armor (and particularly the helmets) became a symbol of fear and intimidation throughout the galaxy. For the new Black Series Electronic Mandalorian Helmet, the tactical light on the side is removable and there are red interior lights that can be activated. And the whole thing runs on just two AA batteries. Plus, unlike the real thing, you’ll have the option to actually take the helmet off, assuming you haven’t taken the same vow as Din Djarin. Which is nice…

Buy on Hasbro

2. The Mandalorian and the Marshal T-Shirt

The Mandalorian and the Marshal T-Shirt

Celebrate the coming together of the two fastest guns on Tatooine by sporting this classic tee, featuring Mando and his latest ally, the armor-swapping Marshal of Mos Pelgo, Cobb Vanth. The movie poster-inspired design features Mando’s distinctive look, complete with shiny new Beskar armor (we’re sure there’s a mudhorn signet on his pauldron, even if you can’t see it) and Cobb’s face sans that familiar-looking helmet we first glimpsed him in at the start of Chapter 9. He’s not a Mandalorian, after all, so he’s allowed to show himself. 

The character of Cobb Vanth, played by Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood, Justified) in the series, was not actually created for The Mandalorian TV show. Vanth first appeared in author Chuck Wendig’s spin-off novel Star Wars: Aftermath in 2015 and then in two follow-up books; the trilogy charts his journey from a mere resident of the town of Mos Pelgo to a respected local lawman. Not to mention krayt dragon hunter. So now you can boldly wear his image on your new favorite T-shirt, secure in the knowledge that you’re not just a Cobb Vanth fan… you’re an expert.

$22.99

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Celebrate the coming together of the two fastest guns on Tatooine by sporting this classic tee, featuring Mando and his latest ally, the armor-swapping Marshal of Mos Pelgo, Cobb Vanth. The movie poster-inspired design features Mando’s distinctive look, complete with shiny new Beskar armor (we’re sure there’s a mudhorn signet on his pauldron, even if you can’t see it) and Cobb’s face sans that familiar-looking helmet we first glimpsed him in at the start of Chapter 9. He’s not a Mandalorian, after all, so he’s allowed to show himself. The character of Cobb Vanth, played by Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood, Justified) in the series, was not actually created for The Mandalorian TV show. Vanth first appeared in author Chuck Wendig’s spin-off novel Star Wars: Aftermath in 2015 and then in two follow-up books; the trilogy charts his journey from a mere resident of the town of Mos Pelgo to a respected local lawman. Not to mention krayt dragon hunter. So now you can boldly wear his image on your new favorite T-shirt, secure in the knowledge that you’re not just a Cobb Vanth fan… you’re an expert.

Buy on Amazon

3. Funko Pop! Deluxe: Mandalorian on Bantha with Child

Funko Pop! Deluxe: Mandalorian on Bantha with Child

From the geniuses who can make ANY character cute (even the Star Wars universe’s most mangy beasts of burden) comes this Funko Pop! commemorating Mando and The Child’s memorable Bantha ride from the Season 2 premiere. The statue—which stands about five inches tall, atop its base—is part of Funko’s “Deluxe” collection, which is larger than the usual Pop figures. Though this is the first ever Deluxe Pop! to feature either Din Djarin or a Bantha, it’s NOT the first featuring a character wearing Mandalorian armor. A Boba Fett with Slave One Deluxe Funko! Pop dropped back in 2017 as a NYCC exclusive.

Banthas, of course, were first introduced in the very first Star Wars film, 1977’s Episode IV: A New Hope, as the mammoth-like creatures are native to Luke Skywalker’s home world of Tatooine. The creatures were first mentioned by name in George Lucas’s third overall draft of the film, written in 1975, as the rides favored by Tusken Raiders. In the film, they were brought to life by a pair of Asian elephants in costumes.

$32.99

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From the geniuses who can make ANY character cute (even the Star Wars universe’s most mangy beasts of burden) comes this Funko Pop! commemorating Mando and The Child’s memorable Bantha ride from the Season 2 premiere. The statue—which stands about five inches tall, atop its base—is part of Funko’s “Deluxe” collection, which is larger than the usual Pop figures. Though this is the first ever Deluxe Pop! to feature either Din Djarin or a Bantha, it’s NOT the first featuring a character wearing Mandalorian armor. A Boba Fett with Slave One Deluxe Funko! Pop dropped back in 2017 as a NYCC exclusive. Banthas, of course, were first introduced in the very first Star Wars film, 1977’s Episode IV: A New Hope, as the mammoth-like creatures are native to Luke Skywalker’s home world of Tatooine. The creatures were first mentioned by name in George Lucas’s third overall draft of the film, written in 1975, as the rides favored by Tusken Raiders. In the film, they were brought to life by a pair of Asian elephants in costumes.

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4. The Mandalorian Premier Collection Statue

The Mandalorian Premier Collection Statue

From collectible maker Gentle Giant Ltd., this 11.5”-tall statue brings Din Djarin to gorgeous three-dimensional life, with painstaking digitally sculpted detail. Mando’s seen in his familiar desert gear, poised and ready for action with a Stormtrooper helmet at his feet. Only 3,000 of the impressive resin sculptures, which weigh in at a burly 3.5 pounds, will be produced in total.

The statue features Mando holding his trusty Amban phase-pulse blaster, sometimes also known as an Amban sniper rifle, which might look like a long salad fork but actually electrocutes unsuspecting opponents. The weapon was introduced in the animated segment of the 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special, where it was used by another Mandalorian armor aficionado, bounty hunter Boba Fett, making his own first appearance in that special, two years before The Empire Strikes Back opened.

$148.00

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From collectible maker Gentle Giant Ltd., this 11.5”-tall statue brings Din Djarin to gorgeous three-dimensional life, with painstaking digitally sculpted detail. Mando’s seen in his familiar desert gear, poised and ready for action with a Stormtrooper helmet at his feet. Only 3,000 of the impressive resin sculptures, which weigh in at a burly 3.5 pounds, will be produced in total. The statue features Mando holding his trusty Amban phase-pulse blaster, sometimes also known as an Amban sniper rifle, which might look like a long salad fork but actually electrocutes unsuspecting opponents. The weapon was introduced in the animated segment of the 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special, where it was used by another Mandalorian armor aficionado, bounty hunter Boba Fett, making his own first appearance in that special, two years before The Empire Strikes Back opened.

Buy on Amazon

5. Star Wars Retro Collection: IG-11 Toy

Star Wars Retro Collection: IG-11 Toy

This IG-11 figure is part of Hasbro’s “Retro Collection,” which features details and designs inspired by the original ‘70s Star Wars figures from Kenner. You know, those ones you ruined by bringing them into the bathtub, but would probably be worth something if you’d just left them mint in the box. The toys even come in packaging designed to look like that classic Kenner branding, just to make sure they hit you right in the nostalgia feels. 

This particular figure celebrates the Mandalorian assassin droid turned nanny-bot IG-11, who’s voiced in the series by sometime director Taika Waititi. When the character was first previewed for audiences ahead of The Mandalorian Season 1, a lot of fans understandably mistook IG-11 for the iconic droid bounty hunter IG-88, who first appeared in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The creators of the new series decided to make IG-11 a completely different character, so as not to step on any toes regarding the backstory of his infamous robot cousin. Unlike a lot of other characters in The Mandalorian, and the Star Wars series more generally, IG-11 was not performed by an actor via motion-capture, but was only ever animated or fashioned as a puppet, so he could move around in an irregular or unnatural way. And now you can bring his weird inhuman aesthetic to life in toy form!

$9.99

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This IG-11 figure is part of Hasbro’s “Retro Collection,” which features details and designs inspired by the original ‘70s Star Wars figures from Kenner. You know, those ones you ruined by bringing them into the bathtub, but would probably be worth something if you’d just left them mint in the box. The toys even come in packaging designed to look like that classic Kenner branding, just to make sure they hit you right in the nostalgia feels. This particular figure celebrates the Mandalorian assassin droid turned nanny-bot IG-11, who’s voiced in the series by sometime director Taika Waititi. When the character was first previewed for audiences ahead of The Mandalorian Season 1, a lot of fans understandably mistook IG-11 for the iconic droid bounty hunter IG-88, who first appeared in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The creators of the new series decided to make IG-11 a completely different character, so as not to step on any toes regarding the backstory of his infamous robot cousin. Unlike a lot of other characters in The Mandalorian, and the Star Wars series more generally, IG-11 was not performed by an actor via motion-capture, but was only ever animated or fashioned as a puppet, so he could move around in an irregular or unnatural way. And now you can bring his weird inhuman aesthetic to life in toy form!

Buy on Amazon

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