Start saving, here's when "Star Wars" is going to drop *all* the merch for "The Last Jedi"
Yes, that sound you hear is millions of voices crying out for a pretty great reason. Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced that they’ve got something pretty epic up their sleeves, and it combines two of our favorite things: Star Wars, and Star Wars related things.
Back in 2015, ahead of the global release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney and Lucasfilm held a giant Force Friday event — aka, the day when ALL the Star Wars merchandise for Force Awakens dropped onto shelves. Now in 2017, they’re doing it again. Start gearing up, and also saving your pennies, for Force Friday II.
On September 1st, just 197 short days away, Force Friday II will be unleashed on the world. Starting at 12:01 a.m., everything from toys, to books, to apparel and so much more will be released for the very first time. All merchandise for The Last Jedi will be kept tightly under wraps until then. This also means that Force Friday will probably reveal some new characters (!!), and in toy form, no less. It’s also being teased that Force Friday II will “tap new technology and Star Wars mythology to create a unique experience for fans.”
Sign us up, we are ready, just go ahead and take all our money.
“The first Star Wars Force Friday event was truly unique, uniting fans across five continents in an unprecedented global live unboxing event ahead of thousands of midnight openings at retail,” Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media explained in a press release. “We’re excited to confirm that Star Wars Force Friday is back for The Last Jedi.”
While everything is top secret, one thing has been revealed: The new packaging for Star Wars products. Oh, don’t think that’s too exciting? JUST LOOK AT IT, it features three our our favs, Rey (front and center, hell yeah) along with Poe and Finn.
Honestly, it’s beautiful.
So, start tucking a few dollars away here and there. Even though we don’t know anything that will be released on Force Friday II, you just know you’re going to want to buy it all.