Saturday Night Live is poking fun at adult toy collectors through one of their signature spoof commercials.
Featuring Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection, SNL’s spoof commercial begins innocently enough with kids playing with Hasbro’s latest toys from the upcoming film. When the kids declare the force is with them, two adult collectors enter interjecting that the force is with them too. The jokes start there. From suggesting that Star Wars figures are for ages 6 and up…way up, to poking fun at collector tendencies like keeping toys in their original packaging, owning multiples of the same figure and looking, but not playing with their toys, SNL captures the neuroses of the obsessive adult collector comedically. What’s more, the spoof’s theme and tone are reminiscent of the classic Kenner-era Star Wars toys commercials of the ’70s and ’80s making it that much more amusing.