TL:DR – this Chewbacca Mask with moving mouth is awesome!
There have been scores of Star Wars masks over the years. Those based on characters with helmets tend to be the best realised – such as Darth Vader or Stormtroopers. The detail is usually pretty accurate, and there are additional features such as voice changers in Vader or Kylo Ren that can elevate them above the usual run-of-the-mill dress up masks.
But this Chewbacca mask is probably the best Star Wars children’s one I’ve seen so far. It’s made of a hard durable plastic, has a good cartoony likeness of the lovable Wookiee, and is a comfortable fit (for a child) with secure straps.
But what really makes this so great is that is has a hinged lower jaw, so the mask’s mouth opens when the wearer’s does – and doing this triggers Chewbacca’s distinctive howls and roars.
There are a number of distinctive Chewie sounds that those familiar with the films will recognise, with different ones being triggered by how much the jaw is opened.
My daughter is really enamoured with it, and the overall effect is pretty theatrical.
Check out the Chewbacca mask with moving mouth in action:
Adorable eh? And as you can see, it’s perfectly paired with a Dorothy dress 🙂
This is a great addition to my daughter’s dress up box, and she really enjoys terrorising friends and family with it.
As with many of the toys available in this new wave of Star Wars merchandise, I would have loved this as a kid too.
The Star Wars The Force Awakens Chewbacca Electronic Mask has an RRP of £29.99.
- Movie-like appearance
- Open mouth slightly to hear Wookiee howl
- Open it wider, and Chewbacca’s roar gets louder
- Adjustable straps
Disclosure: We were gifted this item free of charge for the purposes of this review.