Hasbro’s catalog for “Force Friday” has been released online, revealing to fans the world over their first wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise.
Force Friday is set to take place on September 4, and at midnight, Star Wars fans will be able to avail themselves of a number of products related to a galaxy far, far away. As Star Wars.com notes, these will include toys, books and comics, ebooks, and even apps that will tie in with The Force Awakens. Josh Silverman, executive vice president, global licensing, Disney Consumer Products, noted the enormity of the event and its ties to one of the most highly-anticipated films of all time.
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“Every lightsaber, every action figure, every LEGO set tells a story for generations of Star Wars fans, and this global event is a celebration of those stories. We’re excited to be part of the countdown to this enormous movie moment.”
Fans have been encouraged by Disney to document their shopping experience on Force Friday with the hashtags #ForceFriday and #MidnightMadness. The wide array of Star Wars related merchandise will be made available simultaneously at mass retailers and Disney Store locations the world over, as well as online at DisneyStore.com.
Hasbro’s catalog for Force Friday has been released online ahead of the event, as Collider notes, revealing not only the wide range of toys they will be offering, but also several interesting details about the film. Side characters like Constable Zuvio show up in the 63-page-long catalog, as well as characters from earlier Star Wars films. Fans will be able to build their own lightsaber in a variety of configurations, or sport a Nerf blaster modeled on those used in the film. In addition to the usual array of action figures, Hasbro is also releasing the key ships from the film, bringing certain details to light.
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Star Wars fans can now confirm that Poe Dameron will be piloting the black and orange X-wing seen in early production photos from The Force Awakens. The catalog also reveals the new First Order Tie Fighter and Star Destroyer, alongside perhaps the most beloved ship in all of Star Wars history, the Millennium Falcon. The newly-released toy version of the Falcon, however, sports a missile launcher between its forward arms, potentially hinting at an upgrade made to the ship’s design since the original Star Wars trilogy.
Fans can browse the entire catalog through the above embed to give themselves just a taste of what’s in store for Force Friday and the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18.
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