Walmart’s Force Friday Celebration Is Underway with Exclusives, Galactic Connexions Game

starwarsWe’re hours into Force Friday, and Walmart has a number of special products and events to commemorate the event. Walmart exclusive products include:

Along with these exclusives and our amazing selection of 500 new Star Wars Force Awakens items, Walmart is hosting Force Friday events today and tomorrow tied to our exclusive Galactic Conexxions trading disc game. Walmart has a limited number of game pieces to give out. If you buy a Galactic Connexxions game in stores or online and find one of five white discs in their package (before January 31st, 2016), they can redeem it for an ultra-rare 14 karat gold Princess Leia disc and a $5,000 Star Wars room makeover by celebrity designers Bob and Cortney Novogratz.

Target’s Force Friday Includes Exclusive Hasbro BB-8 RC Droid

starwarsTarget has sent over some details of their Force Friday plans. I was scoping the store out today and in addition to all the cool toys they’ve got a huge section of other merchandise with everything from crafts to housewares.

Target does have an exclusive remote controlled BB-8 droid from Hasbro that  that moves and sounds just like it does in the film. You can see that below.

Target is kicking off Force Friday with midnight openings in 207 stores nationwide and will continue into Saturday, September 5 with family fun including out-of-this-world photo ops, giveaways and toy demos.

Walmart Becomes Exclusive Home to Star Wars: The Black Series 3 3/4″ Figures

starwarsWalmart and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced today that the retail giant will be the exclusive home of the fan-favorite STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3 3/4-inch toy line in the U.S.

Starting on “Force Friday,” September 4, Walmart.com will begin selling the first wave and taking pre-orders on the second wave of the highly collectible toy line. Customers will find the product in stores beginning in October, making Walmart the only destination in the U.S. for fans looking for highly detailed, highly articulated 3 3/4-inch figures based on the upcoming film STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.

First launched in 2013, STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3 3/4-inch line quickly became a fan-favorite line, in the tradition of earlier Hasbro toy lines like the STAR WARS VINTAGE collection. As the new exclusive US home to the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3 3/4-inch line, Walmart is proud to become the go-to destination for STAR WARS fans looking for the finest Hasbro toys available.

“Walmart is very excited to be the exclusive home of the Star Wars Black Series 3 ¾ inch figures,” said Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of toys at Walmart. “This is just the beginning -fans, customers and collectors can expect Walmart and Walmart.com to be the place to find the newest characters and figures as they are released.”

“We’re thrilled that Walmart will be the new home for fans’ beloved STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3 3/4-inch toy line,” said Maureen Smith, senior vice president of brand marketing for Hasbro. “With the support of a world-class retailer like Walmart, we can ensure that collectors continue to get new, highly detailed and articulated 3 3/4-inch STAR WARS action figures for years to come.

The first wave of the new STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3 3/4-inch line is currently available for purchase on Walmart.com and features EPISODE VI DARTH VADER, EPISODE VI LUKE SKYWALKER, and EPISODE IV CHEWBACCA. The second wave, featuring a brand new EPISODE IV PRINCESS LEIA figure and the first two figures based on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER and KYLO REN), are available to pre-order now on Walmart.com.

Both waves will be available in stores in the next few months.  Additional 3 ¾-inch figures will be coming later in 2015.

Details On Final Two Force Friday LEGO Sets – TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon

starwarsLego has provided details on their final two new Episode VII sets debuting on Force Friday, the First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter and the Millennium Falcon. See their complete descriptions and images below.

First Order Special Forces TIE fighter

Intercept the enemy with the impressive First Order Special Forces TIE fighter. The unmistakable shape of this iconic starfighter signifies the military might of the First Order, and features a 2-minifigure cockpit that opens from the top and bottom, 2 spring-loaded shooters and a rotating antenna for homing in on enemy starships. With this great model, you can recreate the epic excitement of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessories: 2 First Order TIE Fighter Pilots, First Order Officer and a First Order Crew. $69.99 USD

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO® version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded tools, sensor dish,ramp and an entrance hatch. Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and holochess board, more detailed hyperdrive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded tool. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Activate the hyperdrive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid. $149.99 USD

Detailed Shots of Lego’s Force Friday Minifigures

starwarsFans of Lego’s minifigures – this post is for you. In the gallery below, you’ll find images of all the minifigures available in Lego’s Force Friday sets. All these sets will be available in stores everywhere as Force Friday kicks off (or order online now). Check them out below!

HASBRO Announces Force Friday Retailer Exclusives

starwarsForce Friday has kicked off and Hasbro has released details on a bunch of cool new retailer exclusives. Pictures don’t seem available for most of these yet, but the Amazon and Entertainment Earth ones are available for pre-order now.

  • AMAZON: Pre-order the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES TROOPER EVOLUTION 4-PACK, featuring four 6-inch figures not available anywhere else, including the long-awaited PHASE II CLONE TROOPER and a FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER with exclusive red pauldron! Pre-order here.
  • COSTCO: The STAR WARS HERO MASHERS ULTIMATE BOUNTY MULTI-PACK features five 6-inch customizable action figures (including DARTH VADER, HAN SOLO and BOBA FETT), plus extra gear and accessories.
  • ENTERTAINMENT EARTHPre-order STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH FIGURE 4-PACK from entertainmentearth.com, featuring four exclusive 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figures, including a MAGMA STORMTROOPER and R2-Q5 DEATH STAR ASTROMECH DROID. Pre-order here.
  • KMART: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS villain KYLO REN comes with an exclusive “snow” deco and a snow base in the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-inch exclusive, available for pre-order. The base will connect with a future exclusive in this series…
  • KOHL’S: The STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSKYLO REN MASK WITH CONNECT AND CUSTOMIZE LIGHTSABER SET at Kohl’s comes with a KYLO REN MASK and KYLO REN EXTEND LIGHTSABER, featuring a BLADEBUILDERS connector and a LIGHT DAGGER.
  • SAM’S CLUB: The CHEWBACCA ROLE-PLAY MULTI-PACK contains both the NERF CHEWBACCA BOWCASTER, which features exclusive deco and exclusive FIRST ORDER targets, and the CHEWBACCA ELECTRONIC MASK.
  • TARGET: Everyone’s favorite new Droid from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is coming to Target! A limited number of REMOTE CONTROL BB-8 toys will be available exclusively in Target stores on Force Friday, with more stock to come throughout the fall season!
  • TOYS “R” US: Toys “R” Us is your exclusive destination to pre-order the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-inch FIRST ORDER SNOWTROOPER OFFICER action figure – this character won’t be available anywhere else! Build up your troops with this officer, which comes with a blaster and an exclusive red pauldron. Available for pre-order by 9/6.
  • WALGREENS: Fans can capture the climactic battle from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDIwith this exclusive STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH VADER (EMPEROR’S WRATH) figure, featuring an exclusive translucent mask with a visible skull underneath it, as well as an exclusive removable hand.
  • WALMART: This fall, Walmart is the home for STAR WARS collectors and the exclusive home of the fan-favorite STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES3.75-inch action figure line. A limited number of the first wave of the new line will be available in Walmart stores, and the second wave, featuring brand-new figures from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and a brand-new PRINCESS LEIA figure, will be available for online pre-order!

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Spin Master’s Force Friday Offerings Let You Train With Yoda, Fly the Millennium Falcon and More

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Spin Master has sent us some info on their new products for Force Friday. From their 16″ Legendary (and super awesome) Yoda that debuted at SDD to their Air Hogs Millennium Falcon quad copter they’ve got a great line-up of new products launching at midnight tonight. Check out a few of them below.

Standing 16” tall, Legendary Yoda’s lifelike movements and voice recognition make it possible to train with the Jedi Grand Master like never before. Through Legendary Yoda’s three modes – Force, Wisdom and Warrior – young Padawans can train to use the force, speak directly to Yoda to hear him speak classic words of wisdom and watch as the fan-favorite character battles with his lightsaber. Yoda is transported from the big screen to homes with this interactive product. MSRP: $179.99 USD. 

Spin Master has also introduced new Air Hogs products that allow Star Wars fans to travel to their own far away galaxies. These highly innovative and detailed remote controlled vehicles include some of the most iconic vehicles from the franchise:

  • Air Hogs Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad is a powerful remote controlled quad copter with 2.4 GHz control, 4 channel and gyro-stabilization that provides amazing stability and flight performance. Authentic lights and sounds, and a push button Hyperspace mode will have users convinced they are Han Solo. MSRP: $109.99 USD.
  • Air Hogs Star Wars X-Wing gives fans the chance to fly their very own highly detailed X-Wing, complete with blasters and R2-D2. The 2.4 GHz signal delivers a 250ft range while the powerful ducted fans provide a fast and controlled flight. MSRP: $69.99 USD.

Spin Master’s extended roster of Star Wars products includes: a Star Wars version of the award-winning Boom Boom Balloon game, challenging players to keep the Death Star from popping; Star Wars Perplexus filled with challenging twists, turns and obstacles; Star Wars Box Busters: pocket-sized cubes magically open to reveal the Star Wars universe. These collectibles feature strategic gameplay, leaving the fate of the battle in the player’s hands. Also look for the crafting collectible Pixel Pops and a variety of innovative electronic items, including a Lightsaber Clock.

New This Week From Diamond Select Toys – Mininmates, Femme Fatale & Ball Cap

dst-logo1This week Diamond Select Toys has four new items in comic and specialty stores everywhere. New Turtles and Nightmare Before Christmas minimates, a Supergirl statue and a ball cap are in stores now. See full details below.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates First Appearance Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! With this box set, DST is taking the TMNT back where it all began! Based on the Turtles’ appearances in the original Mirage Comics issues that launched a worldwide phenomenon, this four-pack includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in their trademark red bandannas, each with their signature weapons. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #MAR152069, SRP: $19.99)

Superman TAS Femme Fatales Supergirl PVC Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! DST is finally entering the world of the DC Animated Universe! Their first release takes them all the way to Metropolis, the home of Superman: The Animated Series – and the adopted home of Superman’s “cousin” from Argo, Supergirl! Supergirl rests atop a rocky outcropping, ready to hurl herself at the next foe to threaten her friends, her city or her planet. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall atop her sculpted base, Supergirl comes packed in a full-color window box, and is in scale with other Femme Fatales PVC statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. (Item # MAR152063, SRP: $45.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Foil Bag Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Christmas is coming early this year! Each foil-bagged mini-figure in our display of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates is like a little present to open, and there are eight different figures you can get! The first series includes Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, The Mayor, Dr. Finkelstein, and three exclusive figures – a Skeleton Reindeer, a glow-in-the-dark Jack, and a rare, one-per-case glow-in-the-dark Sally! With 18 packs to a display, there’s a full set in every one! (Item #APR152292, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

Jay and Silent Bob Bluntman Baseball Cap
A Diamond Select Toys release! You can’t fight crime without the proper headgear! Cover your dome with this official baseball cap, based on director Kevin Smith’s crime-fighting duo Bluntman and Chronic! This black, faux-leather baseball cap features Bluntman’s trademark ears and has an adjustable strap, so one size fits all. It may not offer much in the way of protection while battling evil, but dang if it doesn’t make you look good while doing it! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #FEB152154, SRP: $24.99)

Funko Reveals Pop! Godzilla and Iron Giant

POP LOGOFunko shared a new pair of Pop!s this morning – an Iron Giant and a 6″ supersize Godzilla. The Iron Giant will be released in October with Godzilla in November. Check them out below and find them at your favorite spots this fall.

More New Episode VII Lego Sets Revealed Overnight: Rey’s Speeder, First Order Snowspeeder and More

starwarsThe livestream keeps rolling and overnight a few new Episode VII Lego sets have been revealed officially revealed. Keep reading for official descriptions and pictures of the sets.

Rey’s Speeder™ 

Hover into action on Rey’s Speeder! This cool landspeeder has everything Rey needs for scouting the surface of a desert planet, including dual stud shooters, opening storage hatch and side-mounted bag, blaster, buzzsaw and electrobinoculars. There’s also a detachable sled with space for a minifigure when Rey must make a quick escape down the desert dunes! Recreate your own fantastic scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 2 minifigures: Rey and Unkar’s Thug with a crowbar. $19.99 USD

First Order Snowspeeder™ 

Call in weaponized support with the First Order Snowspeeder! With a crew of three, this rapid response vehicle features a forward storage compartment, fixed stud shooter in the cockpit, two rapid-fire stud shooters built into the engines and transparent wheels hidden out of site for a true ‘hover’ look. Now you can recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons: 2 First Order Snowtroopers and a First Order Snowtrooper Officer. $39.99

Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle™ 

Enter the battle with Kylo Ren’s personal Command Shuttle! This fantastic, highly detailed starship has loads of features, including opening front, rear and bottom storage bays; wing-mounted, spring-loaded shooters and detachable tool racks. And when you’re ready for even more action, activate the amazing extending wing function! It’s time to hunt down the enemy and play out your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Officer, 2 First Order Crew and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer. $119.99 USD

First Order Transporter™ 

Lower the ramp, load the troopers and get ready to transport them into battle! This heavily armored First Order Transporter is packed with cool features, like dual spring-loaded shooters, top-mounted dual-stud shooter and hatch with space for a minifigure, pilot cabin with opening hatch and space for 4 minifigures in the hold, big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a cool ‘hover’ look. You can also remove the top section for easy access. Get ready to recreate incredible battle scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories: 2 Resistance Soldiers, 2 First Order Flametroopers, 2 First Order Stormtroopers and Captain Phasma. $89.99 USD

Hasbro Reveals First Force Friday Toys During Global Unboxing

starwarsThe Global Unboxing of Force Friday items continues on youtube and we now have official pics from Hasbro of their first toys revealed during this livestream. Keep reading for official descriptions and pictures

STAR WARS Black Series Figures

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The most anticipated film of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes to life with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES for the ultimate collection! Each new 6-inch scale figure is highly articulated and exceptionally detailed. Characters include FINN (JAKKU), REY (JAKKU) with BB-8, KYLO REN, CAPTAIN PHASMA, FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER, CHEWBACCA and more. Each sold separately.

STAR WARS Micro Machines First Order Star Destroyer Playset

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The fate of the galaxy fits in the palm of your hand with these all-new STAR WARS MICRO MACHINES playsets! What appears to be the evil KYLO REN’S flagship the FIRST ORDER STAR DESTROYER opens to become a battleground playset, as POE DAMERON’S X-WING FIGHTER faces off with a BATTLE-DAMAGED FIRST ORDER TIE FIGHTER, while FINN battles KYLO REN. Playset comes with two microfigures and two Micro Machines vehicles, as well as a firing missile and simulated flight!

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Poe Dameron’s X-WING Vehicle

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2015)

Battle the FIRST ORDER head on in POE DAMERON’S X-WING! Lead BLACK SQUADRON into battle with this starfighter equipped with a projectile cannon, opening and closing wings and an exclusive 3.75-inch special edition POE DAMERON figure.

STAR WARS® BLADEBUILDERS Jedi Master Lightsaber

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The definitive LIGHTSABER of the BLADEBUILDERS system provides kids with the unique components needed to create 100+ combinations from their imagination. The JEDI MASTER LIGHTSABER comes with a main LIGHTSABER featuring lights and sounds, two independently-lit lightdaggers, expansion hilt, two elbow connectors, dual connector, and cross connector. Requires three AAA batteries, included.

Lego’s First Episode 7 Set Officially Revealed: Poe’s X-Wing Fighter

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During the Star Wars Force Friday live unboxing stream – Lego’s first Episode VII offering was officially revealed – Poe Dameron’s X-Wing fighter. This set will be available this Friday as part of the Force Friday offerings.  See the official description and images below!

Battle the forces of the First Order with Poe’s X-Wing Fighter. This customized starfighter is packed with features, like the 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and space behind for the BB-8 Astromech Droid. There’s even a loader with tool rack, extra ammunition, and a seat for a minifigure. So climb the access ladder, strap in and get ready to recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted accessories: Poe Dameron, Resistance ground crew and a Resistance X-Wing Pilot, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid. $79.99 USD

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