To say I buy a lot of Star Wars toys for myself is an understatement, nothing makes me happier than a new toy from the galaxy far, far away and I know I’m not alone in this. On Thursday, Candace Payne has become an internet sensation simply by making a toy purchase just for herself.
In her Facebook video, Payne struggles to take the toy out of the box. We’ve all been there — packaging is the worst — which makes the suspense even greater. Right around the 2 minute mark you can feel the crescendo of her joy, that feeling of opening something that you just know will bring you so much happiness.
The toy is revealed to be an electronic Chewbacca mask, one that was released last year by Hasbro for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, I own one of these masks and I can tell you first-hand it’s one of the best Star Wars toys I’ve ever seen. This mask is genius because it’s fitted to your mouth to mimic your movements when you talk, and when you extend your jaw all the way…out comes the familiar Chewbacca roar!
While the mask is tons of fun, it’s Payne herself that brings the action to life. As she watches herself talking in the mask she almost doubles over in laughter, screaming “I”m such a happy Chewbacca!” I can’t even imagine being the person sitting next to her in this mall parking lot. Her unbridled happiness and infectious laugh makes her the happiest wookiee you’ve ever seen and you just can’t help but smile.
This is basically the best unboxing video ever and I expect sales of this 6-month-old toy to go through the roof. Also, what are the odds that she uploaded this video on Chewbacca actor, Peter Mayhew’s actual birthday? Never tell me the odds.