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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Fans Awaken for “Force Friday”‏

by Heather

Happy Force Friday!

I don’t know about you but this is a day that we have been anxiously awaiting in our home and it is finally here… FORCE FRIDAY! The really cool thing is that this is an event that is being celebrated around the world but companies big and small and there is something “children” of all ages to enjoy and celebrate.

Check out the details below!

10412059_10206746156246591_6919829641123997858_nFans Awaken for ‘Force Friday’

 More than 3,000 retail locations in the U.S. open at midnight to celebrate new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ products

Glendale, Calif.  (September 4, 2015) – Today, merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched at retailers around the globe as ‘Force Friday’ officially got underwayHot off the heels of the 18+ hour global live unboxing event on YouTube where highlights of the new product range were officially unveiled, the celebration continued as more than 3,000 retail locations in the U.S. opened their doors at midnight for fans to be among the first to discover new Star Wars products.

“We’ve been working closely with the filmmakers to bring the characters and storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to life through an exciting array of products, and we’re thrilled to share them with fans around the world,” said Leslie Ferraro, Co-Chair, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and President, Disney Consumer Products.

Starting in Sydney and ending at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media hosted an epic global live event to unveil key Star Wars: The Force Awakens productsFans who tuned in to theStar Wars YouTube page were able to see the following toys unboxed by top digital stars from the Maker Studios network:

  • Sydney: Star Wars BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber toy from Hasbro
  • Tokyo: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Big Figs(31” and 48”) from JAKKS Pacific
  • Hong Kong: Hot Wheels® Star Wars character car assortment and Escape from Jakku™ Starship playset from Mattel
  • Seoul: LEGO Star Wars Poe’s X-Wing Fighter™
  • Paris: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Lightsaber, a Disney Store exclusive
  • Madrid: Star Wars Micro Machines First Order Star Destroyer from Hasbro
  • Berlin: LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle™
  • London: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Elite Series die-cast figure assortment, a Disney Store exclusive
  • Rio de Janeiro: Star Wars Black Series 6” figure assortment from Hasbro
  • ‘Good Morning America’ (New York): LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon™ and Star Wars BB-8 from Sphero
  • Toronto: Star Wars Remote Controlled Millennium Falcon Quad and X-Wing Starfighter from Air Hogs, Spin Master
  • Chicago: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Role Play for kids exclusive to Disney Store
  • Mexico City: Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe NERF Blaster from Hasbro
  • San Francisco: Star Wars Battle Action Millennium Falcon from Hasbro
  • Los Angeles: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Vehicle from Hasbro

Additionally, fans tuning in to watch ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on ABC were treated to a fun product reveal with Jimmy and his security guard sidekick Guillermo, showcasing Star Wars: The Force Awakens Voice Changing Masks exclusive to Disney Store.

Beyond lightsabers, construction sets, figures and collectibles, fans can find products across a wide variety of categories, including apparel for all members of the family, home décor, lifestyle accessories, books and more. New Star Wars products can be found around the world at mass and specialty retailers, such as Amazon.com, Kohl’s, Target, Toys “R” Us and Walmart, as well as Disney Store and disneystore.com.

Highlights from the merchandise line found in the U.S. include:

  • A large collection of exclusive merchandise from Disney Store including role play items, talking action figures and figure play sets, along with themed apparel, tech accessories, mugs, journals and more
  • J. Crew apparel for men, women and kids featuring the fan-favorite “Chewie, we’re home” scene of Chewbacca and Han Solo from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer
  • Star Wars collection of Rock & Republic® misses apparel and Mighty Fine juniors apparel offers female fans graphic tees, leggings, sweatshirts, hoodies and dresses available at Kohl’s
  • The ultimate Millennium Falcon children’s bed from Pottery Barn Kids, looking like something seen from a galaxy far, far away
  • A villainous take on home merchandise featuring new characters from the Dark Side, such as First Order Stormtroopers and Kylo Ren available at JCPenney

To preserve the integrity of key movie moments, an additional wave of products will be released closer to the film’s debut, when fans will be able to find additional items featuring the newest characters, including Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, BB-8 and more. On December 18, a Play Set based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens will become available for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the latest installment of the best-selling “toys-to-life” video game from Disney Interactive.

To download images of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens product collection, please visit http://www.image.net/starwars_dcpunboxing.

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About Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our company’s stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps and console games. DCPI comprises two main lines of business: Disney Consumer Products (DCP), and Disney Interactive (DI). The combined segment is home to world class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

About Lucasfilm Ltd.

Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

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10 comments

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Linda Manns Linneman September 5, 2015 - 11:03 am

I will be checking out these products. They will make some great Christmas gifts for my grandson. He is really into all of this. Thank you so much for sharing

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lisa September 5, 2015 - 12:34 pm

This article is the first that I’ve heard about it. I don’t really watch movies, and the kids are grown.It sounds like a good movie.

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Lara C. September 5, 2015 - 7:05 pm

So fun!! I grew up loving Star Wars, I’m glad it’s getting cooler for kids to be into than when I was younger 😉

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Kelly O September 5, 2015 - 9:01 pm

I am super excited for this movie. I am going to a big city near us to see the movie, so that I can have a big screen, and comfy chairs (our theater is old and not very comfy). My husband is even more excited than I am, so we are making a full family vacation out of it.

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Allyson Bossie September 8, 2015 - 11:21 am

Super fun! I loved Star Wars Growing up. My brother had an R2D2 that I was not supposed to touch, but I loved looking at it!

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Lauretta September 8, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Can’t wait for the movie and the toys will make for great xmas gifts

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Sarh S September 8, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Thank you for this informational post and not just a post w/little info, but full of affiliate links! I’ve been wondering what Force Friday was and why. Now I know.

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David Fultner September 9, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Cooolieo I have hooked almost forty years.

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Shannon September 10, 2015 - 9:37 pm

I love all of the new products! Thank you for sharing and I’m looking forward to the new movie.

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Edna Williams January 2, 2016 - 11:12 am

I heard about it here and had to see it! Thanks for the post!

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