Candace ‘Chewbacca Mom’ Payne – the woman whose Facebook Live video brought joy to millions – has now been given her own Hasbro action figure.
Back in May, Candace bought a talking Chewbacca mask and, on returning to her car, could barely contain her excitement – broadcasting a video of her pure, unadulterated joy at wearing the Wookie’s face while sitting in her car.
It’s fair to say the footage went viral, becoming the most viewed Facebook Live video ever, bringing a hell of a lot of joy to a hell of a lot of people in the process.
And it seems like Hasbro are keen to cash in on her fame, as their new action figure is of Candace as Chewbacca with a tiny removable mask, reports Mashable.Brian Goldner unveiled Candace Payne’s very own custom #ChewbaccaMom action figure @ Hasbro HQ! #HasbroStarWars pic.twitter.com/aTpQaCp1XW— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) June 17, 2016
According to Entertainment Weekly, a Hasbro representative confirmed that the ‘Chewbacca Mom’ action figure has 13 catchphrases – including Candace’s crazed laugh from her original video.
But don’t get over excited just yet. The action figure isn’t available online at the moment, but it shouldn’t be too long, as somehow the demand certainly seems to be there.