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.
We saw them for The Force Awakens and Rogue One, and since Disney has tipped their hand ever so slightly in announcing official Force Friday II festivities at Disney Parks, we thought we’d share their is speculation of a new Droid Factory 4pk that may or may not include some spiffy new BB Units that have recently been revealed from a different manufacturer. We’ll have to see how this rumor rolls out.
The official Star Wars app has been updated with new content allowing collectors to “Find the Force” this Force Friday. Click on through for some screen grabs from the app. Head over to StarWars.com for more details.
Thanks to Twitter follower iOrder66 for the alert.
eBay listings for the first wave of new 6″ Black Series available on Force Friday confirm number designations for Luke (#46) and Thrawn (#47) and now reveal numbers for Vader (#43), Stormtrooper (#48). That leaves Rey at #44, Kylo Ren at #45, and we’ve known for while that Hera is #42.
Thanks to Joseph O. on Twitter for the heads up.
Could there be another as yet to be leaked 6″ Black Series exclusive in the form of a two pack heading to Toys”R”Us for Force Friday. I don’t know. Maybe?
The exclusives, the news, the reveals!
Force Friday is a few short weeks away and (aside from a few leaks) Star Wars fans have little idea what to expect. But some news was had at the two big Star Wars events in July — D23 and SDCC!
Shopko (Caldwell, ID) has gotten in on the breaking of street dates, and with it, we get the first look at the Rey with Praetorian Guard and Han Solo with Boba Fett Deluxe figure packaging. Click the link below for other products from the line due (officially) in a couple weeks.
Thanks to Instagram user @starwars_trooperguy for the news!
If you’d like a preview of some of the products available on Force Friday II, look no farther that the Toys”R”Us mobile website. Using my iPhone and the Google Chrome app, a simple search for “the last Jedi” brings up about 40 different products from action figures to role play items from Hasbro, Funko and LEGO. Why reporting monumental failure of this magnitude is frowned up is unbelievable. If anything, it points out systemic problems in procedures and practices of manufactures and retailers. It is not our fault leaks like this happen and we will continue to report them.
Thanks to @Jord3217 on Twitter for the report.
UPDATE: It looks like the power that be have addressed the problem with Toys”R”Us’ site.
As we gather more info regarding the details of the products for Force Friday’s launch of merchandise for The Last Jedi, let’s continue our look at some of the figures and vehicles and focus on the 6″ Black Series Elite Praetorian Guard.
Amazon.es has broken the embargo on many of the product planned for Force Friday II, some of which were exclusively revealed right here. A major one is the BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset that includes Snoke and Elite Praetorian Guard. You can head over there to check it out now while the link is still active.
Thanks to @srg2610 on twitter for the heads up.
Collectors concerned about old 6″ product clogging pegs at Target can breathe easy as we have news that a new DPCI has been issued for the 6″ Black Series assortment especially for the Force Friday launch of The Last Jedi products.
SW E8 Black Series 6″ Assortment: 087-06-1922