If Star Wars taught us anything about the real world it’s not to underestimate the power of merchandising! George Lucas didn’t in 1973 and now Star Wars merchandise has generated over 30 billion in sales. I was 12 years old when the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition was released in theaters in 1997 and I had to have every possible Star Wars action figure I could get my mitts on!
Force Friday, September 04, 2015 Disney, Target, Wal-Mart, and Toys”R”Us’ will have the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and collectibles! Here are just a few of the toys available on Force Friday. The force is strong with these.
BB-8 the app-activated astromech droid by Sphero.
There is more to this droid than meets the eye. This little guy has an adaptive personality the more you control him and will respond to voice commands. You can use your app to roll him around your house or you can set BB-8 to patrol and watch him explore the environment on his own.
You can even record holographic messages for your friends and BB-8 will project them on the app!
LEGO Millennium Falcon
This Millennium Falcon is awesome. It features 1,300 bricks and seven figures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Rey, Finn, BB-8, Tasu Leech, and Kanjiklub gang member.
LEGO Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle
Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle features 1,004 bricks and six figures: Kylo Ren, General Hux, three First Order officers, and a First Order Stormtrooper.
Millennium Falcon Bed
This Pottery Barn created bed for kids is one of my favorites. Where was this when I was a kid!?
Elite Series Action Figures
These die-cast metal figures are fully articulated. Captain Phasma clearly being the coolest one.
LEGO Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Fighter
This incredible X-Wing Fighter features 717 bricks, BB-8, and 3 figures: Poe Dameron, Resistance ground crew, and a Resistance X-Wing Pilot.
I will definitely be buying all the LEGO sets, which Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys will you be buying? Let us know in the comments!