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Fans Awaken for Force Friday

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It’s Force Friday people! Fans all over are going crazy to get the best deals on Star Wars merchandise today. Geeks everywhere are dressing up and having a blast to celebrate this big day! What are you doing today? Did you pick up any goodies? Are you a mega fan?

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Fans 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. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Big Figs 31" and 48" Licensee: JAKKS Pacific MSRP: $34.99 for 31"; $99.99 for 48" Available: September 4 Our 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.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Big Figs 31″ and 48″ Licensee: JAKKS Pacific MSRP: $34.99 for 31″; $99.99 for 48″ Available: September 4 Our 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.

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 

LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon..Licensee: LEGO.MSRP: $149.99.Available: September 4. .One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars saga is back, and it?s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO® version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded tools, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and holochess board, more detailed hyperdrive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded tool. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Activate the hyperdrive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid.
LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon..Licensee: LEGO.MSRP: $149.99.Available: September 4. .One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars saga is back, and it?s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO® version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded tools, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and holochess board, more detailed hyperdrive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded tool. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Activate the hyperdrive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid.

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

–       A 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. 

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