Category Archives: Events

Star Tours To Split Prequel and Original Trilogy from Sequel Trilogy

WDW News Today is reporting that Star Tours attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park is planning on updating the ride experience giving riders the option of experiences elements of Episode 1-6 or 7-8 and beyond – essentially splitting the characters and locations from the Prequel and Original Trilogies from current Sequel Trilogy (pre- and post-Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm if you will). Head on over to WDWNT for the details.

RICC Exclusive Star Wars Concept Tin Wind-Ups

Rhode Island Comic Con has announced via their Facebook page that they will be offering 3 exclusive classic tin wind-up toys from the Schylling Toys: Concept Boba Fett, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper. Convention admission is required to pre-order and attendees can pick up their purchase at the onsite Show Store the weekend of the show (November 10-12). For full details check out their Facebook page and ricomiccon.com.

Thanks to CollectorsCantina for the heads-up.

Walmart Announces Force Friday II Events

Walmart.com has announced their participation in the Force Friday II launch with their Be Jedi Ready campaign. Select Walmart Stores will host a Force Friday Weekend Event with Games and Activities including:

  • Lightsaber Battles and New Product Demonstrations
  • Find the Force Augmented Reality Experience
  • FREE give-a-ways including Trading Discs, Posters and Stickers while supplies last

Check out this list* for participating locations and times.

*List is for those hold events during the day, this is not a list of stores opening at midnight or having midnight events.

Force Friday II Coming to Disney Parks

New Star Wars themed merchandise and more will land in our galaxy at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts on September 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. (Midnight).*

The Force Friday II event is your opportunity to be among the first to purchase new Star Wars and Star Wars: The Last Jedi themed merchandise, including unique products found only at Disney Parks.

For more information, check out the Disney Parks Blog.

*Event subject to change.

Update: Mark Hamill Final U.S. Autographing Convention Appearance (This Year)

Just announced via Twitter, Mark Hamill is retiring from the autograph convention circuit (in the U.S.) and this year’s New York Comic Con will be the last place you’ll be able to get it!

UPDATE: Apparently, the NYCC Twitter feed was a bit “off the mark”, here is Mark’s official clarification:

 

Celebration Exclusive 6″ X-wing Luke Purchasing Procedures

The official Star Wars Celebration site has posted their procedures for purchasing the exclusive 40th Anniversary Collection 6″ Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figure for Thursday and Friday.

In short, tickets will be given out starting at 6:00am to people in special early morning queues. Only those with tickets will be able to purchase the figure on those two days. Saturday and Sunday, Hasbro’s booth is open to shopping without a ticket.

For the full details, head to StarWarsCelebration.com