Candace Payne, a.k.a. Chewbacca Mom, received the ultimate monument commemorating her viral fame: a custom Chewbacca Mom action figure.
The Internet star visited Hasbro headquarters with her family and was presented with her very own one-of-a-kind toy by Hasbro Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner. The figure maintains Chewbacca’s body from the neck down, but the head is modeled in the likeness of Payne — and it even comes with a removable Chewbacca mask.
A rep for Hasbro also confirmed to EW that the figure features 13 catchphrases, including, “That’s not me making that noise, it’s the mask,” “I am such a happy Chewbacca,” and her signature laugh.
— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) June 17, 2016
Payne became an online sensation after posting a video of herself reacting to the purchase of Hasbro’s Chewbacca Electronic Mask at Kohl’s. Thanks in large part to her contagious laugh, the video became the most-viewed Facebook Live video of all time.
The Texas mother of two has since received Star Wars merchandise from Kohl’s, as well as 10,000 Kohl’s reward points. She also toured Lucasfilm headquarters, appeared on an episode of the official Star Wars YouTube series, guested on The Late Late Show With James Corden, and met Stan “The Man” Lee.
“Thanks SO much, HASBRO. You literally rolled out the red carpet for me and my family,” Payne wrote on Instagram of her recent visit. “Thanks for making play so much fun!”
By Nick Romano