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Star Wars fans unite – it’s Force Friday! If you haven’t heard about this amazing event, it’s a first-of-it’s kind global collaboration to release the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy collection (along with some awesome gadgets, gizmos, collector’s items, giveaways, contests and more! The excitement starts at midnight and some of our favorite retailers are joining in on the fun!
Walmart.com will have all the new toys, games and gear, as well as plenty of throwbacks to the earlier TV shows and movies (available in formats such as DVD, Blu-ray, and even Video on Demand by VUDU). Don’t miss your chance to pick up LEGO Star Wars sets, Star Wars video games for your favorite console, books, housewares, and some surprise exclusives available online only! As an added bonus, shipping is free for all orders over $50! Find all the new Star Wars games, toys, gear and more at Walmart.com!
Amazon.com has also joined in the action and will be offering special deals on Star Wars items in a curated Star Wars Store. They’ll have new games, toys, deals and some Amazon exclusives! They’ll even be hosting a giveaway for the Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda, Collector Box Edition on their Facebook page (here).
The Disney Store is taking the fun to its brick-and-mortar stores for some Midnight Madness! The Times Square (NYC), Michigan Avenue (Chicago) and Stockton St. (San Francisco) locations are opening at 12:01 AM with D23 swag such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens posters to the first 1,000 guests. Most other Disney Store locations (except outlets) will be participating in special Force Friday events as well, though times and quantities may vary by store so be sure to call or check online for your store so you don’t miss out on some of these fun happenings:
Star Wars-themed opening ceremonies
Freebies such as a commemorative Star Wars: The Force Awakens pin for the first 100 guests who make a purchase on Force Friday
Fun events throughout the day, including R2-D2 crafts, “Ways of the Force”, Star Wars story time, “Art of Drawing: R2-D2” and free Topps trading cards for those who complete in-store events (while supplies last).
On DisneyStore.com, fans can enjoy special Limited Edition product, as well as free shipping on all Star Wars items from September 4 – 6.
If you don’t have a Disney Store nearby, you can still find tons of great exclusives and Limited Edition items from Star Wars: The Force Awakens at DisneyStore.com and enjoy free shipping on all Star Wars items September 4 through September 6, 2015.
The Lego Store has some fantastic new Star Wars sets releasing today for Force Friday! We are drooling over the Poe’s X-Wing Fighter set (it comes with a BB-8 Astromech Droid!!) Check out all of the awesome sets at Lego.com but go quickly, as the site tends to sell out VERY quickly for Star Wars items!
There are many more retailers, events, and fun ways to celebrate Star Wars Force Friday. Check out StarWars.com for more ideas, and be sure to let us know in the comments how you celebrated Force Friday!
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