March 22 2018

Force Friday II roars across the galaxy today

March 22 2018, 04:05 | Clarence Walton

The new 7,541 piece Lego Millennium Falcon

Lego unveils its largest model ever and it is from a galaxy far far away

While not available as part of Force Friday II-the massive event which has unleashed a cavalcade of awesome new Star Wars toys-pre-orders are now open for the AR playset.

Disney and Lucasfilm also have a spotless track record, with no spoilers surfacing with their latest Star Wars installments, of both Rogue One and The Force Awakens. The global fan celebration officially kicked off in the USA with midnight store openings in New York City.

The line for Star Wars fans waiting to enter the World of Disney shop in Downtown Disney moves closer to the entrance of the shop as the midnight hour neared Thursday night. One of those toys just revealed a new ship which will appear in the film - the largest ever to be featured in a Star Wars movie.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in cinemas on December 14 2018. We could be splitting hairs a bit, but that's part of being a Star Wars fan.

Fans will get their first chance to take home products inspired by "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" over the "Force Friday II" weekend.

For gamers, there's "Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens" for Xbox One or PS4 for $19.80. The toy retailer is participating in the "Find The Force" treasure hunt, with five "triggers" that unlock special Star Wars content in every store, according to a press release. But while elsewhere you can see the heroes of the galaxy far, far away in figure-based action, we can exclusively reveal a few of the new (mostly) villainous toys making their way to shelves.

The collection of T-shirts and accessories feature the classic Star Wars logo and characters, with many playing off the 70s vibe of the original three flicks. "The First Order, 109 The Millennium Falcon Flees, 110 Heroes United". The BB-8 2-in-1 Mega playset also includes two 3.75-inch scale Force Link-activated figures - Supreme Leader Snoke and Elite Praetorian Guard (with Single Blade). You also get to play a strategic combat game against the Separatists, the Empire, and the First Order. Unlike BB-8 and BB-9E, R2-D2's droid sounds actually come out of it instead of the user's smartphone.

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