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Force Friday 2 Checklist Now Available

After gathering as much PUBLICLY accessible information as possible, through cross referencing the dozens of DPCIs, SKUs and UPCs and cataloging leaked product that has hit shelves and eBay, we are happy to present our official “unofficial” Force Friday 2 Checklist! Our downloadable pdf should assist you in planning for Friday’s expenditures as this year we’ve included MSRPs for most of the items. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to you, the fans, for sending in your store finds via email and most importantly SOCIAL MEDIA as they were instrumental in making this list as complete and verifiable as possible. Brands covered include Hasbro, Funko, Disney Store, Jakks Pacific, LEGO, Hot Wheels, and Sphero.

Click the banner above to download your guide to finding the Force on Force Friday!

UPDATE: In light of today’s new product announcements and before people start to ask “where is X on your list?” and “is this going to be available today?” questions – yes, I realize there are things missing (now) and I have no idea what will be available in your particular store at the particular time go there. The checklist was the best possible guide we could provide with the knowledge at hand.

The Last Jedi Products Leak To Retail

Oops. Looks like Toys”R”Us has broken the street date for products from The Last Jedi according to this post over at Jedi Temple Archives. Head on over to check out the 18″ Kylo Ren, Praetorian Guard and revised First Order Stormtrooper from Jakks Pacific as well as Kylo Ren’s* Deluxe Electronic Bladebuilders Lightsaber from Hasbro.

*Shelf tag confirms “Victor” as Kylo Ren’s product code name.

It Begins…. Force Friday 2 Checklist In Production

Continuing our tradition of providing collectors with the most current info we can, work has begun on assembling our downloadable/printable pdf checklist for the huge marketing of The Last Jedi with Force Friday 2. Brands that are featured so far include: Hasbro, Funko, LEGO, Disney Store, Hot Wheels and Jakks Pacific. The products in this list will be continually updated until Aug 31.

SDCC Jakks Pacific “Hildebrandt” Darth Vader Unveiled

Jakks Pacific’s SDCC Exclusive “Hildebrandt” Darth Vader has been fully revealed. This amazing interpretation of that poster carries over from the figure to the specially designed packaging to make for one most impressive presentation.

Thanks to JediNews for the heads-up.

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New Costco Exclusive Big-Fig 3 Packs

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We ran into this news this weekend but @geektroooper on Twitter shares this excellent side-by-side image of two new Jakks Pacific exclusive 18″ Big-Fig packs hitting Costco stores. The Force Awakens set includes Rey, Kylo Ren and Finn and the Rogue One Anthology set includes K-2SO, Stormtrooper and Death Trooper. Both retail for $39.99.

Go Rogue Checklist In Production

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We are “going rogue” and producing an independent downloadable PDF checklist (similar to last year) to guide collectors through the toy aisles on September 30 and beyond. As of now, we are including most products announced (and unannounced) for Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Jakks Pacific, Hot Wheels, and Disney Store. 

And as last year, not all items will be available on Rogue/Force Friday, but in lieu of any of those brands providing anything “official”, we felt it would be in collector’s best interest to know what to expect/budget.

Click on through to check out a sample page.

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Costco Exclusive Chain of Command 3-pk from Jakks Pacific

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Another day, another leak. German O. writes in with his find at his Tucson, AZ. Costco. An exclusive “Chain of Command” 3 pk of Jakks Pacific 18″ – 20″ figures that includes Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and First Order Stormtrooper. Retail for this is $44.99. Click on through for the images.

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Unofficial Force Friday Product Checklist

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On Friday, Sept. 4 at 12:01 am in your time zone Force Friday begins!

This event is the worldwide launch of new Star Wars toys and collectibles for the upcoming film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. New products from Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, Funko and others will be officially for sale at midnight store openings around the globe.

While Lucasfilm has been heavily promoting this event with YouTube tie-ins and events at Toys”R”Us in Times Square, they are less forthcoming with what new toys will be available. Only three days away from the massive shopping event most collectors only know what to expect on shelves through various leaks online.

Until now.

A coalition of Star Wars collecting fan sites have joined Forces to compile all known releases into the Force Friday Product Checklist.

The sites that contributed are Boba Fett Fan Club, Idle Hands, Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives, Mint In Box, Star Wars Action NewsTeekay-421 and Yakface.

So prepare your Friday shopping spree, download the Force Friday Product Checklist! Be sure to check back as the list will be revised as new items are revealed up until Force Friday.

Thanks to everyone that helped make this list possible, especially those fans that read our respective sites.

Episode #73: Force Friday – Substance or Spectacle?

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The Realm Recap is back after an extended break, but in our absence, plenty of news broke by way of crowd sourcing as Force Friday product continues to leak on to store shelves. We take a look at the latest reveals as well as our thoughts on the planned 18-hour  global “unboxing” event from Disney/Lucasfilm. Officially, Disney did release their Infinity 3.0 system and the reviews are generally very positive. We close things out with a discussion on the new micro teaser Lucasfilm released via Instagram, Topps Trading Card app praises and our latest toys acquisitions. All this and much more on Episode #73 of The Realm Recap!

Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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