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Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise gets release date AND first look at the packaging

May 4th, 2015 by Christopher Williams Comments


Well Star Wars fans, new merchandise for The Force Awakens will be coming soon to a galaxy near you. Or at least your local comic, toy and Disney Store retailer.

Fans of collecting all the collectible goodness will only have to wait four more months. New merchandise associated with the seventh chapter in the Star Wars saga will be hitting stores on September fourth, with many retailers the globe over opening for a midnight release of the products.

“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.

We also got a first look at the packaging for the line of toys for The Force Awakens, sporting a villainous looking Kylo Ren, sure to be the breakout new character from episode 7.

However, if toys aren’t your bag you can also pick from a plethora of merchandise, including books and comics, apparel, ebooks and apps as well as many gadgets, trinkets, nick nacks and…erm…paddy whacks.

Fans hitting retailers for the initial drop of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise are encouraged to use social media to make friends and family either jealous or annoyed at your grown ass buying toys (We all have that family member. Just deal with it, mom!) using the hashtags #ForceFridays and #MidnightMadness.

Undoubtedly our main man Saxon will be on the case with more news and reviews as the new line of goodies drop, so stick with FTN nerds and nerdettes.


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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.