We know only one truth…and that truth is that we are ridiculously in love with Porgs. If you’re not familiar with these cute little critters from a galaxy far far away then we might just have your newest obsession right here.
We’ve been greedily lapping up each and every morsel of information we can about Star Wars: The Last Jedi so we were overjoyed when Lucas Films told us about Porgs. These furry, wide eyed creatures with wings make little squawking sounds whilst wobbling around and you’ll see them in Star Wars: The Last Jedi….Ok, take a moment to let that level of cute sink in.
The inspiration for Porgs came when the filmmakers saw puffins whilst filming the final scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the Irish Island of Skellig Michael. The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson said,“if you go to Skellig at the right time of year, it’s just covered in puffins, and they’re the most adorable things in the world.” He went on to say, “when I was first scouting there, I saw these guys, and I was like, oh they are part of the island. And so the Porgs are in that realm.”
While porgs are definitely cuties in our eyes, we’ve learned that they cause problems, are mischievous and end up in places they aren’t wanted – they even wander onto the Millennium Falcon, much to the anger of Chewbacca.
Ever since that roadside scavenger let out that belch outside Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi, the idea that there’s an entire animal kingdom living amid the drama and adventure of the Star Wars saga is a compelling one. Besides, porgs are cute and you’ll fall into those deep, soulful eyes.
We’re so ready for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to come to theaters and we can’t wait to meet these new alien creatures. In the meantime, shop the all new Star Wars: The Last Jedi range at Disney Store now and check out the a-porg-able products below!
Porgs Small Soft Toy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Snuggle up to our soft and squeezable Porgs soft toy - the native creatures of Ahch-To island in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Chewbacca Pop! Figure by Funko, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Join the rebellion with our Pop! Chewbacca figurine, which makes a great addition to your Star Wars collection. Made from vinyl, it features a fun bobble head.
Porgs Mug, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Awaken the Force and your mornings with this sturdy ceramic mug, sculptured as a Porg--the native creatures of Ahch-To island in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.