From the Mashable post:
Players will be able to unlock their favorite Angry Birds Star Wars characters in the app whenever they want, with new toys.
Hasbro’s Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods work with Rovio’s upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars II game. Each playset comes with different figures that can function independently or can be scanned into the game.
The Telepod figures are each about an inch high and depict Angry Birds versions of popular Star Wars characters. There are characters fans already know from the previous game, as well as new additions from the Star Wars prequels — like Jar Jar Binks, General Grievous and Darth Maul. There are 30 figures in all.