The popularity of the unwitting The Mandalorian crew member has reached a new height as they are imagined as a vintage Star Wars Kenner toy.
A surprise cameo by a TV crew member dubbed Jeans Guy during last week’s episode of The Mandalorian has now been immortalized in an imagining of a classic Star Wars toy. The action scene during season 2, episode 4, titled “Chapter 12: The Siege,” has since made headlines after the production member was briefly seen behind the characters battling stormtroopers on an Imperial base.
The Mandalorian made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it mistake during a key scene for characters Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Cara Dune (Gina Carano), and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers). Similar to the widely reported placement of a Starbucks cup during an episode of Game Of Thrones, this accidental inclusion of the as-yet-unidentified Mandalorian production crew member has had fans across the globe calling out the blunder. Now, the mysterious extra has had a Kenner-style toy package mocked up for them.
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Posted by Bryan Ward on Twitter the day the episode premiered, this fake Star Wars action figure package is designed to look well-aged and like part of the original Kenner Toys run of the 1970s/80s, complete with the appropriate classic box design. Not only is the crew member’s visible arm and titular jean leg included, but so is a portion of the set that covers them.
This emphasis on the blunder comes after another Twitter user created a character poster of the unwitting crew member, in the style of the official Mandalorian marketing campaign. Despite all this attention, however, little is known about the crew member themselves. What is also a mystery is how they ended up in the shot for the brief second. Disney+ has not commented on the mistake, and both the action figure mock-up and character poster are unofficial.
With the Star Wars universe being so incredibly vast, in a strange way, it seems only natural that something as hilarious as this would happen. In fact, this isn’t the first time an element as insignificant as this has been blown out of proportion in the Star Wars world. In The Empire Strikes Back, a background extra who appeared to be escaping with an ice cream maker has since been named and given a backstory. Now, with a mistake as noticeable Jeans Guy on the latest Mandalorian episode, there’s plenty of fun to be had within the fandom in a creative way, as demonstrated by the inspired design of the figure and its brilliant accuracy to classic Kenner figures. Instead of taking the audience out of the world of the show and making it less enjoyable, thankfully, picking up and emphasizing the blunder seems to have kept them invested with these tweets coming to light. While, sadly, the Jeans Guy action figure won’t be making its way to shelves this Christmas, this creative imagining of the now-famous blunder means The Mandalorian is just as popular as ever.
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Source: Bryan Ward
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