Update: Force Link Band Commercial 2

There is a second version of the Force Link Band commercial that is virtually the same as the first but does feature the TIE Silencer a bit more prominently. Check it out!

UPDATE: Hasbro has officially removed the official commercial from their official YouTube page. You can’t make this stuff up.

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  • Soy basically, toy collectors and reddit readers are the only ones who really know what snoke looks like in TLJ and how tall he is?

  • General Hux

    Haha! Yep, the app was basically discontinued 2 months after it was released.

  • General Hux

    Pretty sure all you’re gonna need is the Force Link band itself, no need for the app.

  • General Hux

    That would be kinda cool, if the hyperdrive engines would light up blue.

  • Rykrof_Enloe

    I seriously can’t believe they posted the videos, then OOPS! Gotta take them down. This entire Disney micro management is a disaster, kills hype for the toys, hurts the retailers in the end, and is terrible PR. Get over yourselves, Disney.

    • bmales01

      Dizney, putting the “fun” in “fundamentalist dogma”

  • tyehyll

    At least Kylos ship looks like an old vehicle, good scale, no nerd, lights and sounds. Hasbro is slowly crawling back to its old ways

  • bmales01

    The good ones. I disregard the bad voices. When I can. 🙂

  • bmales01

    You sound like my work 🙂

  • bmales01

    The funny thing is that one of these commercials aired on my TV and Yazflow made me close my eyes and cover my ears 😉

  • Superflukullus

    Wow could they really not get the actors voice rights. It reminds of when poochie left earth and theirs and obvious contrast in voices.

    • CT-7567

      I missed it. It’s not the actual actors?

      • Stereotypical Evil Archer

        Mesa tinkin’ not, no.

        • CT-7567

          Well, then that’s $30 saved. I always thought Commtech could’ve been cool of it was actually sounds and voices from the movies. Too bad.

          • bmales01

            The original didnt have the real actors either. I also think some of the lines werent even real, or just never made the final movie edit?

          • CT-7567

            I know. That’s why it was lame. If it had actual sound effects and dialog from the movie it would’ve been cool. I was hoping this new device woukd be an improvement over Commtech. I didn’t see the commercial before they took it down.

          • bmales01

            I saw it. It was ok. The quality seemed decent but not actor accurate. Personally, I think the best sound effects and dialogue come from a person’s imagination.

          • CT-7567

            That’s how we played as kids. 🙂

          • 80sRobot

            THE DARKNESS GUIDES ME! –Emo Ren

          • The commercial only had one line of dialog (Kylo). Didn’t sound bad to me on my iphone.

      • Superflukullus

        No it’s and impersonator and blaster or light saber effects. The voice sounds nothing like the actors.

        • CT-7567

          In that case, pass. Commtech failed for that very reason. Why would they try the sa e gimmick again without improving it?

      • Kylo Ren literally sounded like Darth Vader…but its just a commercial. They dub it after the fact and dont actually record the sound as the actor presses the button. No know can say it that if you are hearing the actual sound file.

        • CT-7567

          I remember the first lines I heard from TFA were in Disney Store from those talking figures. I have a few of the early ones from ANH and the voices and sound effects are great. I’d love to see that same quality with the Force Link device. Unfortunately it’s starting to look like an easy pass.

  • bnicks87

    I know, right?
    Hoping someone shares these somewhere.

  • bnicks87

    Darn, I missed these! That’s what I get for sleeping.

  • Paul B

    Glad I watched it a few times this morning.

    • 80sRobot

      I downloaded it — Hasbro failed to prevent paid YouTube users from doing that! lol

      • Paul B

        Good!
        I tried to look for it on YouTube
        No luck

  • Paul B

    Reminds me of this.

    https://youtu.be/w3AmaFPLRZ0

  • Brian Beck

    vid down 🙁

  • 80sRobot

    In this ad, the size of the A-Wing appears much smaller relative to the figures than it does in the promo photos of it that have leaked (that go on the back of the box for other vehicles).

    I wonder how sturdy the wings of the Silencer are.

    Really looking forward to reading/watching reviews of these two toy vehicles.

  • 80sRobot

    THE DARKNESS GUIDES ME! –Emo Ren

  • Barney Dunn

    If it only sounded this good. Will likely be very inconsistent and have poor sound quality. Why not go back to that same app they used for the AT-ACT, at least that would have made more sense.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    TIE Silencer looks awesome, I’m guessing it has less than 90 seconds of screen time.

  • Sithless

    Tie Silencer, A-Wing and any TBS 3.75 SA (then TVC) figures are day one purchases for me. The playset looks clearance price cool after the holidays and Hasbro can keep their Commtech Chip wrist reader and 5 POA peg warmers. At least the ships are decent scale.

  • PeakOB1

    Connect to over 30 figures?…. sweet!

  • Rykrof_Enloe

    TIE Silencer for the win!

  • 80sRobot

    The Silencer looks to be a good decent size. The Force Link requirement to hear sounds from these vehicles seems like an unnecessary tech thing like needing a smartphone to control the AT-ACT. But for giving voice to the action figures it makes sense.

  • General Hux

    Having to have the Force Link band in order to have lights and sounds for the vehicles such as the Silencer is rather annoying.

    • CT-7567

      I missed the commercial. So it also activates lights?

      • General Hux

        Yes, it does. The Hyperdrive on the Silencer lights up with red light. It looks really awesome but once again it’s annoying that we have to have the Force Link thing to enable it.

        • CT-7567

          Got it. For me it depends on how well the Force Link device works. I wouldn’t want to have to get it just to activate lights on ships. I like the idea of keeping the action features separate from the actual toy. I wish I had seen the commercial because if the voices aren’t exact sound clips from TLJ then I won’t be getting Force Link. I can live without the Kylo figure. Do you think you’ll get the mega playset?

          • General Hux

            I heard Kylo’s voice from the Force Link in the commercial, it wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t great.