‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Launches Force Friday Unboxing Livestream
May the Force be with all of you incredibly loyal fans who endeavor to sit through all 18 hours of Lucasfilm’s special livestream event, during which time all the new toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be unboxed and profiled while you anxiously await the commencement of Force Friday — it’s like Black Friday, but instead of waiting in line with your mom at midnight to buy discount kitchen appliances and outerwear, you get to purchase BB-8 and Kylo Ren action figures.
The livestream is officially…well, it’s live, is the thing. Unfolding over 15 locations worldwide over the course of 18 hours, the event is hosted by Anthony Carboni and Star Wars social media pro Andi Gutierrez, and will feature all the new toys in the first wave of officially licensed Star Wars: The Force Awakens merch. Retailers like Toys-R-Us and select Disney Stores will be opening at midnight tomorrow night, September 3, to let fans pick up their very first new Star Wars toys. Amazon and Target are also participating in Force Friday, offering special deals to eager fans.
Force Friday Toy #1: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber. “The definitive LIGHTSABER of the BLADEBUILDERS system provides kids with the unique components needed to create 100+ combinations from their imagination. The JEDI MASTER LIGHTSABER comes with a main LIGHTSABER featuring lights and sounds, two independently-lit lightdaggers, expansion hilt, two elbow connectors, dual connector, and cross connector.” ($49.99)
Force Friday Toy #2: Black X-Wing with squad leader Poe Dameron and BB-8. “Battle the FIRST ORDER head on in POE DAMERON’S X-WING! Lead BLACK SQUADRON into battle with this starfighter equipped with a projectile cannon, opening and closing wings and an exclusive 3.75-inch special edition POE DAMERON figure.” ($49.99)
Force Friday Toy #3: 31-inch Kylo Ren action figure, 31-inch First Order Stormtrooper with First Order blaster, and a 48-inch First Order Stormtrooper with sound effects and First Order blaster. “The 31 inch Massive Big Figs have 5-7 points of articulation and a signature weapon ready for battle. Kylo Ren: A dark warrior strong with The Force, Kylo Ren commands First Order missions with a temper as fiery as his unconventional Lightsaber. First Order Stormtrooper: Equipped with sleep armor and powerful weapons, the Stormtroopers enforce the will of the First Order. Standing at a whopping 48 inches, our Colossal scale Big Figs are interactive with an amazing motion detection feature. When you enter the room, they will recognize your presence and respond with movie lines and sound effects. The Stormtrooper also has an additional elbow joint to allow him to pose with his blaster.” ($34.99 for 31-inch figures, $99.99 for 48-inch figure.)
Force Friday Toy #4: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hot Wheels set. “Recreate the high-flying, launching and blasting starship action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this play set inspired by one of the movie’s most exciting scenes! Play as the light side or the dark side in the Hot Wheels® Star Wars Escape from Jakku play set. Press the controller to pilot the ship and activate battle sounds that amp up the action. With sound modes, you can choose your side and take out the enemy with motorized action on the 360 loop. The set comes with one die-cast Millennium Falcon starship and three TIE Fighter targets for battling excitement right out of the box.” ($49.99
Force Friday Toy #5: LEGO Black X-Wing with Poe Dameron, BB-8, Resistance Pilot and Resistance Pit Crew minifigs.
Force Friday Toy #6: Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber. “Step into the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when you wield our Kylo Ren Lightsaber featuring the mysterious villain's distinctive cross hilt blades, lights, motion-sensor sounds, battle-clash rumble and dueling effects.” ($29.95)
Force Friday Toy #7: LEGO First Order Transporter with Captain Phasma, First Order Flametroopers, First Order Stormtroopers and Resistance Soldiers minifigs.
Force Friday Toy #8: Micro Machine First Order Star Destroyer with Kylo Ren, Finn, a TIE fighter, and a black X-Wing. “The fate of the galaxy fits in the palm of your hand with these all-new STAR WARS MICRO MACHINES playsets! What appears to be the evil KYLO REN’S flagship the FIRST ORDER STAR DESTROYER opens to become a battleground playset, as POE DAMERON’S X-WING FIGHTER faces off with a BATTLE-DAMAGED FIRST ORDER TIE FIGHTER, while FINN battles KYLO REN. Playset comes with two microfigures and two MICRO MACHINES vehicles, as well as a firing missile and simulated flight!” ($39.99)
Force Friday Toy #9: LEGO Kylo Ren Command Ship with Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Gunners, First Order Officer and First Order Storm Trooper minifigs.
Force Friday Toy #10: Kylo Ren, First Order Storm Trooper, Rey with BB-8, Finn, Captain Phasma and First Order Flame Trooper Elite Series figurines. “Introducing the Star Wars Elite Series by Disney Store, a new line of highly articulated and detailed die cast action figures. Figures included in the initial launch include the highly trained warrior Finn; the resilient survivor Rey and cylindrical droid BB-8; the First Order loyalist Captain Phasma; and the dark warrior Kylo Ren.” ($24.95)
Force Friday Toy #11: Rey with BB-8, Finn, Chewbacca, First Order Storm Trooper, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, Constable Zoovio and First Order Snow Trooper Black Series figurines. “The most anticipated film of the year, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, comes to life with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES for the ultimate collection! Each new 6-inch scale figure is highly articulated and exceptionally detailed.” ($19.99/each)
Force Friday Toy #12: LEGO Millennium Falcon.
Force Friday Toy #13: Remote Control Flying X-Wing. “Take on the Empire with the real flying Remote Control X-Wing from Air Hogs! Fly into attack position as a Rebel Alliance pilot and experience the thrill of Star Wars outdoors! The X-Wing uses ducted propellers to power its flight letting you recreate your favorite scenes. The X-Wing Starfighter uses 2.4GHz communication for superior control and delivers a flying range of up to 250 feet away! Built from durable high-density foam, the X-Wing?s authentic design stands up against the toughest crash landings.” ($6.99)
Force Friday Toy #14: Star Wars: The Force Awakens costumes including Kylo Ren, First Order Storm Trooper, Rey and Captain Phasma.
Force Friday Toy #15: Nerf First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Rifle. “The fight to restore order to the galaxy comes home with the first-ever STAR WARS NERF blasters! Battle against the RESISTANCE with this blaster that comes with a 12-dart clip, slam-fire action, removable sight, detachable stock and twelve NERF darts that fire up to 65 feet!” ($39.95)
Force Friday Toy #16: Millennium Falcon with Finn, Chewbacca, and BB-8 action figures. “The fastest ship in the galaxy returns for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with Hasbro’s most innovative and action-packed Star Wars vehicle! The new BATTLE ACTION MILLENNIUM FALCON opens into a playset for your 3.75-inch scale Star Wars figures and features a pop-up blaster that fires NERF ELITE darts, a turbolaser turret, light-up LED cannons, hyperdrive sound effects, as well as a playset area featuring a holochess board and smuggling compartment!” ($119.99)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.
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