Since first spied in one of the many, many teases of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the “crystal fox” has given the porgs some serious competition in the attention stakes.

Mind you, if inevitably released as toys they’ll lose big time to porgs in the area of cuddliness. Seriously, one of these things could have your eye out!

Officially known singularly as a vulptex, or as a group vulptices, these kind of half fox, half chandelier creatures inhabit the underground of the planet Crait. Hmm, we wonder how they’ll help in the latest Star Wars episode?

We also wonder whether actress Crystal Fox – of In the Heat of the Night fame – is enjoying the inadvertent attention that she’s getting online at the moment.

Anyway, here’s a look at the creation of the “crystal fox” for the movie, complete with John Boyega cameo…

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