As we shared earlier this month, Sphero has two new app control droids ready for launch this Force Friday. Walmart has started putting new displays on shelves featuring BB-8, a new R2-D2 as well as BB-9E. Image courtesy of Eddie T.
A Walmart in Tacoma, WA has put out their exclusive POP! Princess Leia Organa figure from The Last Jedi. This figure had just leaked yesterday in a Walmart ad floating about via social media. Click the image above for a closer look.
Thanks to Instagram follower sw_up_wir20 for the heads-up.
Instagram follower magnustech sends word that a friend of his found the Target Exclusive 6″ First Order Stormtrooper Executioner on shelf as his store (Bakersfield, CA) but it was register locked. Look for this in your store (hopefully) on Force Friday.
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.
We are less than a week away from the official Force Friday launch of products for The Last Jedi, there is worry among collectors that the distribution problems that plagued the launch for The Force Awakens will present themselves once again. With all of the store reports coming in and product flooding eBay, you’d think we were past this point of concern. Don’t be. Click on through for a report that I’ve received from a major retailer.
Toys”R”Us has issued a press release revealing details for thieir participation in midnight opening for Force Friday II. Products will also be available for purchase online at 12am EST. Attendees at the physical stores will receive a FREE shirt and poster*.
*While Supplies Last
— Jair Arqueros (@jair_arqueros) August 25, 2017
Those that were able to take advantage of early Black Series products offered via Kohls.com have started to receive their shipments. Jair shares the above tweet with us regarding his haul.
The upcoming newpaper insert for Target has made its way online and it confirms rumors and speculation that select stores will be opening at 12:01 am September 1. A list of participating stores will be available soon at www.Target.com/starwars. Also returning for Force Friday are discount coupons, this time instead of an instant discount, they redeemable for gift cards when thresholds of $50 or $100 are met.
UPDATE: Target has updated their site. Click find stores on Target.com to see if a store near you is open (12:01-2am) for Force Friday II.