The Force awakened too soon when Toys “R” Us in British Columbia mistakenly released Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys way before it was meant to be brought out.
According to Gizmodo, the Star Wars toys should have been released on September 4 during “Force Friday,” but instead, they hit the shelves a month early.
There’s news that Toys “R” Us branches will open at midnight on Force Friday just to reveal the exciting Star Wars toys they have prepared for fans. Different locations are going to be decked with special decorations, and there will also be signing events, giveaways, and costumed characters from Star Wars. Screen Crush reported the entire press release, which you can view here.
“On Force Friday, Toys ‘R’ Us stores around the globe will open their doors for special midnight opening festivities, providing customers of all ages the opportunity to be among the first to purchase must-have merchandise, receive exclusive giveaways and immerse themselves in all things Star Wars.”
— ToysRUs (@ToysRUs) August 4, 2015
— Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) August 4, 2015
Images of the pre-released Star Wars toys surfaced when Rebelscum reader Chad H from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, shared pictures he took when he was able to purchase a Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy for his boys at his local Toys “R” Us. He chose the Millennium Falcon MicroMachine.
— Cool Star Wars Stuff (@StarWarsJunk) August 8, 2015
A full list of the Star Wars toys Chad H took are as follows, according to IGN.
- Miniature Millennium Falcon
- First Order Stormtrooper play set
- Nerf dart (Blue Resistance and New Order themes)
- Millennium Falcon MicroMachine
- Nerf gun with First Order Stormtroopers design
- First Order Star Destroyer set
If you’re from British Columbia and think you can get these Star Wars toys before the rest of the world, then think again. According to a tweet, Toys “R” Us has since removed the Star Wars toys from their shelves. Looks like you have to wait for Force Friday before you can play with these awesome Star Wars items.
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