Force Friday Global Live Toy Unboxing Event Underway
The Star Wars YouTube channel has begun their live stream of Force Friday's rolling event, unboxing new Star Wars toys in venues around the world over the next 18 hours.
First up is Sydney, Australia at 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. Each of the 15 locations will reveal a new product inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Watch with us here as the event unfolds. The global line-up includes:
Force Friday: Toys R Us Times Square Star Wars Toy Exhibits
Force Friday preparations are underway at Toys R Us in Times Square. And while the main Star Wars toy section is still under wraps, the Star Wars-themed ice cream is already on sale. And Toys R Us has created a fantastic exhibit of Star Wars toys and merchandise from 1977 to today in small cubes on display throughout the store's three floors. The exhibit provides a good in-person look at favorite items Star Wars fans have enjoyed over the course of nearly forty years of Star Wars fun, right on the eve of yet another new era in the seemingly never-ending party over Star Wars. These cubes are already set up and we have a full gallery of them here for you to check out in advance of tomorrow festivities.
Toys R Us in Times Square is a hotbed of activity today in preparation for tomorrow's Force Friday extravaganza and the midnight release of all the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and merchandise. Visitors to the store today could see the Star Wars section under wraps, with plenty of work underway behind the black curtains. But it wasn't tough to get a peek at the cases upon cases of Star Wars toys staged everywhere, waiting to be put out on store shelves. Here's a look at a gallery of photos of what was on hand. See if you can make out what the boxes say will be available in just one more day.
And check back tonight as we join the official Star Wars site in carrying the live stream of the 18-hour global toy unboxing event that will usher in Force Friday, leading up to our coverage of the midnight release at Toys R Us in Times Square in New York City!