Star Wars: The Force Awakens Force Friday Preview
We earlier extensively reported on Target’s Force Friday plans for Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise, now StarWars.com has revealed plans for Amazon, Disney Store, Disney Parks and Walmart. In addition, Toys R Us details have become known.
Amazon.com: Amazon.com is celebrating Force Friday by offering customers access to a variety of new Star Wars products, as well as deals on select Star Wars items. Customers can visit Amazon’s Star Wars Store to find a wide selection of new toys and games, including Amazon exclusives, deals, and much more.
Amazon will also be hosting a giveaway of the Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda, Collector Box Edition on Facebook. For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/AmazonToysandGames!
Disney Store: Disney Store locations in New York City in Times Square, Chicago on Michigan Avenue, and San Francisco on Stockton Street will participate in Force Friday midnight madness! Doors will open at 12:01 a.m. local time on September 4, giving fans the first opportunity to see and purchase toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In addition, the first 1,000 guests will receive a free Star Wars: The Force Awakens D23 commemorative fan poster.
On Thursday, September 3, the Disney Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago will play host to one of 14 live toy unboxing events happening around the world to reveal new toys. Starting at 8:30 a.m. CT, HobbyKidsTV, a family-friendly YouTube channel part of the Maker Studios network, will be broadcasting live from inside the Store, unveiling new products from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com.
In ALL Disney Store locations throughout North America, doors will open for business on Force Friday with Star Wars-themed opening ceremonies, offering a galactic twist on the traditional “Unlocking Imagination” ritual. Other activities taking place at Disney Store locations (excluding Disney Store Outlets) on Force Friday include:
• A free commemorative Star Wars: The Force Awakens pin for the first 100 guests who make a purchase on Force Friday
• Numerous Star Wars events taking place, including:
• R2-D2 craft activity
• Ways of the Force
• Star Wars Story Time
• Art of Drawing: R2-D2
• Free Topps vintage trading card giveaway upon completion of an in-store event and while supplies last
• Epic Star Wars theming that pays homage to both the dark side and the light
On DisneyStore.com, fans can enjoy special Limited Edition product, as well as free shipping on all Star Wars items from September 4 – 6.
Additional details about Disney Store’s activities surrounding Force Friday are available at www.DisneyStore.com/ForceFriday!
Disney Parks: At the World of Disney store in Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney District and Once Upon a Toy in Walt Disney World Resort’s Downtown Disney Marketplace, fans can join a special ticketed event starting at midnight! Attendees will have first access to Star Wars: The Force Awakens products and parks-exclusive merchandise, including a Force Friday logo messenger bag. Tickets for the Force Friday event are $50 per person and are limited to availability. Make a reservation now at www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com!
Walmart: Participating Walmart stores will also be opening their doors at midnight on September 4. New products from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available, along with some bargains that even Jabba would love:
• Walmart will be the only place to find Topps’ Galactic Connexions, a trading disc game featuring the Star Wars characters
• Customers that visit Walmart stores on September 4 will receive a free two-pack of Galactic Connexions discs, including a rare blue star field disc that will only be available in packs given away on Force Friday
• Available exclusively at Walmart: Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Kanan Jarrus Figure
• Customers that preorder Star Wars Battlefront in Walmart stores will receive a $5 credit to use on Vudu
To find Force Friday events happening in your neighborhood, visit walmart.com/starwars!
Toys R Us: Toys R Us will be kicking off Force Friday by opening all Toys “R” Us stores at midnight. Be among the first to access all-new toys, get an exclusive FREE poster & more! Head to for more: http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=33810026.
The Star Wars YouTube Channel is also hosting a live global unboxing event for Force Friday.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: