Leading up to the advent of the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, Disney is announcing a live-stream event on YouTube. This event will feature internet unboxing celebrities opening boxes of new Star Wars toys. If you’re asking yourself “What’s an unboxing video?” just go here for a quick overview. Unboxing videos are tons of fun and they recapture that tingle you get when the UPS of Fed Ex truck pulls up to the house!
ut I digress. This video event leads up to September 4th, otherwise hereby known as FORCE FRIDAY! Starting at midnight September 4, stores will open and allow customers to buy NEW STAR WARS TOYS! A LOT OF NEW STAR WARS TOYS! For a listing of what’s available please go here for the Force Friday Hasbro catalog. The unboxing event will begin in Australia on Spetember 3 and end by midnight in San Francisco September 4. Target is doing their part for the campaign by inviting its customers to share their own Star Wars story at https://sharetheforce.target.com/.
Just to sweeten the deal, here’s a Target commercial chock full of nostalgia love for the parents.
There are rumored to be some exclusives only available from certain vendors. For example, http://makingstarwars.net reports that Funko will have a Target exclusive Kylo Ren bobble head. If that’s your thing, then camp away for it, but I imagine there will be plenty to go around should you not be there right at midnight! I have been told that the larger box stores will be your best bet to get the new releases. Smaller retailers will have some items, but not as soon as the larger retailers.
This is an exciting global event and the first time that I can think of that so many people from so many countries will coordinate for such a loved story! It’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan! Please go to the official Star Wars YouTube channel below, subscribe, and watch the fun from around the globe!
For more information also visit http://www.starwars.com/news/the-force-awakens-around-the-world-star-wars-fans-invited-to-join-global-event-on-youtube.
Tim Carlson has been a life-long fan of Star Wars. He is a mild-mannered financial professional who works for an international company in the hospitality industry. Husband and father of two, he resides in the DFW area. He dedicates his efforts to resisting the nefarious machinations of @DarthTaxus.