Force Friday: September 4, 2015 – Countdown Begins for the Launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Products

By staff-writers - May 3, 2015

star wars force awakens logojpgStores around the globe prepare to open their doors at 12:01am for Midnight Madness.

New packaging featuring “The Force Awakens” villain, Kylo Ren, also unveiled.


‘Force Friday’ was announced today on, which will be a global event for fans of all ages to celebrate the launch of merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more will hit shelves on September 4, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. with stores around the world opening their doors for a unique celebration of all things Star Wars.

“Every lightsaber, every action figure, every LEGO set tells a story for generations of Star Wars fans, and this global event is a celebration of those stories. We’re excited to be part of the countdown to this enormous movie moment,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president, global licensing, Disney Consumer Products.

Fans wanting to be the first to get their hands on Star Wars: The Force Awakensmerchandise will be able to visit their local retailer starting at midnight on September 4 and are encouraged to document their experience on social media, using the hashtags: #ForceFriday #MidnightMadness. A wide range of coveted products – from toys and collectibles, to books and comics, ebooks and apps, to apparel and lifestyle accessories – will be available at mass retailers and Disney Store locations worldwide, as well as

Also revealed for the first time today is new Star Wars: The Force Awakens packaging, which highlights the much buzzed about masked villain of the film, Kylo Ren. The ominous shadowy figure and the red lightsaber he wields will be featured on Star Warsproduct packaging beginning September 4, 2015.

Stay tuned to for more information about #ForceFriday and exciting, future product announcements tied to Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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