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Get Ready for Star Wars' #ForceFriday

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image © Lucasfilm | Disney |

image © Lucasfilm | Disney |

In case you missed the epic event of the global unboxing of Disney & Lucasfilm's Force Friday merchandise, have no fear. Tonight, across the country, you can have a chance to check out the newest gadgets, apparel, and toys for the Star Wars™ The Force Awakens film franchise. 

I have to admit, watching the unboxing was really exciting. Even after I took my kids to school I was ridiculously mesmerized and was happy. You know, like freaking out when the Millennium Falcon was unboxed but not having anyone in the room, or house, to high-five and get excited with!! 

Since then, I've been in somewhat of a haze and am overall thrilled with the new products. My kids are going to be so elated with the new LEGO sets, they saw the BB-8 droid before they went to school this morning, along with the Storm Trooper Nerf gun. Oh my goodness, I have a feeling this year's Christmas list is going to be something!

Image © Lucasfilm | Disney |

Image © Lucasfilm | Disney |

Force Friday 3rd Party Retailers

Tomorrow, at approximately 12:01 am, 207 Target stores will be open nationwide to celebrate #ForceFriday. Unfortunately for me (sad, sad panda face), our local Target stores will not be participating at midnight, but they will have merchandise right at opening, and I am EXCITED. 

Not to mention if you get the Target weekly ad, there are coupons for purchases for the weekend, and then participate in the #ShareTheForce Saturday with photo opps and cool activities!

In addition to Target, other retailers like Kohl's, Toys R Us, JoAnn's Fabrics, and Walmart will be participating! It's like a serious bounty hunt to find what you want, so make sure you've got The Force ready. 

Disney Store's Force Friday Event

To top it all off, The Disney Store will be hosting an epic event. The first 100 gets who make a purchase in-store will receive a free Star Wars™ pin!! The new Star Wars merchandise will be unleashed and some stores will open as early as 6:00 am! Make sure to check out for more information!

Will you be joining in on the Force Friday fun??

Star Wars #TheForceAwakens Global Toy Unboxing Event!

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With the surrounding anticipation for the upcoming feature film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, we will be able to participate in the world's first-ever global LIVE toy unboxing event. This epic event will take place over the span of 18 hours, 15 cities, and 12 countries, and will feature a host of celebrity stars from Maker Studios network. The event culminates at midnight, and then #ForceFriday will begin at many retailers.  

You can catch Anthony Carboni and Andi Gutierrez hosting the countdown to Force Friday unboxing event on Star Wars' YouTube channel – it begins in Sydney, Australia 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 3 (5:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 2), with the grand finale at Lucasfilm in San Francisco at 8 a.m. PDT  (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3.

My kids are very excited to see our cousin, Dante Basco (12 am EDT, 9/3) and one of their favs, EvanTubeHD (8:30am EDT, 9/3), on the list of personalities to participate! Dante will be unboxing from Hong Kong and EvanTubeHD will unbox from New York.

photo courtesy © Disney/Lucasfilm

photo courtesy © Disney/Lucasfilm

This will be the first look at the film-inspired toys and at the end, we will have #MidnightMadness at select retailers to shop for The Force! I can tell you now that Target is one of the retailers that will be participating, beginning at 12:01 am on 9/4, and select Disney Stores will also be opening early to showcase new Force Awakens merchandise. Check out Disney Store's website to see where you can shop in person.

*For those of you in NorCal, Arden Fair, Vintage Faire, and Roseville Galleria Disney Stores will all be closing early 9/3 at 8pm and opening early (between 6 am - 8 am) on Force Friday. Check their website for opening times. 

We are super excited, and will be logged in to watch this event unfold! Then, hopefully we can stay awake long enough to line up for #MidnightMadness! :)

Will you join us and watch the live event?