Force Friday 2 is Here!!!

We will be heading out in full force tonight to check out all of the awesome new Last Jedi goodies with the boys as were sure you all will be as well….in case you’re not caught up here is a fantastic last minute guide from StarWars.com :

FORCE FRIDAY II GUIDE TO EVENTS, GIVEAWAYS, AND MORE!

CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI-INSPIRED PRODUCTS!

Force Friday II weekend kicks off on September 1, and with it the launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But to quote Luke Skywalker, “It’s so much bigger!” There will be activities, giveaways, midnight madness events, and the special Find the Force augmented reality treasure hunt — where you can unlock Star Wars: The Last Jedi characters with the Star Wars app.

View a PDF featuring a complete list of Find the Force retailers here, and read on below for details on what to expect at select participating retailers.

Get ready for Force Friday II — a celebration that will be long remembered!

 

Disney Store

To commemorate Force Friday II, ALL Disney Store locations throughout North America will open their door on September 1, revealing the first toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fans will be able to tap into the Force to help with the opening ceremony and enjoy limited-time Find the Force.

Disney Store locations in New York City’s Times Square, on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, and on San Francisco’s Stockton Street will participate in Force Friday II midnight madness! Doors will open at 12:01 a.m. local time on September 1, where attending fans can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win exclusive Star Wars products!

Other activities at select locations on Force Friday II include:

  • FREE Star Wars mini poster set for the first 100 guests who make a Disney Store purchase
  • Ways of the Force activity
  • Star Wars Story Time
  • Art of Drawing: R2-D2
  • Epic Star Wars theming that pays homage to both the dark side and the light side

Additional details about Disney Store’s activities surrounding Force Friday II are available at DisneyStore.com!

 

Walmart

“Be Jedi Ready” with Walmart stores during Force Friday ll weekend!  Starting on September 1, Walmart stores will be giving fans their first opportunity to see and purchase toys, collectibles, apparel, and more from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Select Walmart stores will host a Force Friday II weekend parking lot event with “Be Jedi Ready” games and activities. There will also be FREE giveaways including Topps’ Galactic Connexions Trading Discs and EA Star Wars Battlefront II video game posters while supplies last. In-store fans can become inventors at the tech demonstration.

The six-foot-tall model of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: The Force Awakens made out of 36,743 LEGO bricks will be unveiled at our Orlando, FL, store (11250 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817). The creation was first unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con and has been on a six-city nationwide Walmart store tour. Don’t miss your chance to see it in person at its final location!

In ALL Walmart store locations customers can participate in Find the Force.

Visit Walmart.com to find even more great Star Wars products and information about events coming to your local store.

 

Toys R Us 

In celebration of this year’s Force Friday II event, Toys”R”Us and Toysrus.com roll out the red carpet for Star Wars fans as Destination: Star Wars—Gateway to the Galaxy!

On Friday, September 1, Toys”R”Us will host a Force Friday II Midnight Opening Event at its stores all across the country, which will give fans their first opportunity to shop the brand-new toys from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Force Friday II attendees will receive a FREE Funko POP! Star Wars T-shirt AND a FREE collectible Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster (while supplies last)—it’s the first in a series of FREE poster giveaways, with a new one each month leading up to the theatrical release of the movie.

Fans will not want to miss the debut of Find the Force! Fans can access augmented reality characters EACH DAY from September 1-3 in all stores*! It’s a GREAT time to be a Star Wars fan, and the celebration starts at Toys”R”Us, your Gateway to the Galaxy!

*Excludes Toys”R”Us Outlet & Express stores.

 

Toys R Us CA

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on Friday, September 1, 2017, Toys“R”Us will host five special midnight openings across Canada, giving fans the chance to be among the first to take home the new Star Wars products, like the Toys“R”Us exclusive Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder from Radio Flyer. The first 100 fans in line at each store will also receive exclusive giveaways, including a collectible Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster and Funko POP! T-shirt: Star Wars: The Last Jedi– Rey and Friends**.

 

Target

Force Friday II is coming to Target at midnight, September 1. Shop hundreds of Star Wars: The Last Jedi products, including several Target exclusives. Participate in Find the Force. You could even win the raffle prize: a Star Wars: The Last Jedi plush, only at Target. Visit Target.com to find out which store near you will be opening at midnight. Don’t forget to Bring Your Rey Game.

 

Staples

Star Wars drones are landing at Staples—in store and online on September 1! Participate in Find the Force at select stores.

 

Pottery Barn Kids

On Force Friday II weekend, visit PotteryBarn.com to play Find the Force online and watch imaginations take flight with the Pottery Barn Kids Star Wars  Collection of bedding, backpacks, furniture, and décor.

 

PBteen

The new Star Wars Collection from PBteen was made for the ultimate fan. On Force Friday II weekend, visit pbteen.com to play Find the Force online and be the first to check out the new collection of bedding, furniture and décor.

 

Meijer

Celebrate Star Wars Force Friday II, at more than 230 Meijer stores on Friday, September 1! Starting at 12:01 a.m., you can check out the newest Star Wars: The Last Jedi products across the store and participate in Find the Force. See Meijer.com for more details.

 

Kohl’s

The Force of Family continues at all Kohl’s stores this Force Friday II with new and exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi gear. Participate in Find the Force at any Kohl’s store.

 

JCPenney

Join us at JCPenney as we celebrate Force Friday II. Shop the latest toys, tees for the family, and more, including our exclusive collection of men’s tees from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus, get a $10 bonus reward when you spend $50 or more on Star Wars merchandise. Feel the Force with Find the Force in every store across America, and be sure to have your Star Wars app ready. Visit jcp.com to find a store near you.

 

Hot Topic

All Hot Topic stores and hottopic.com are participating in Find the Force. Stop by your local Hot Topic store, or hottopic.com to unlock your AR experience and shop Star Wars merchandise. Force Friday II weekend only!

  • All Star Wars tees, $12
  • *Funko POPs! 2 for $18

*Restrictions apply. See store or visit hottopic.com for details.

 

GameStop

Visit your local GameStop on Force Friday II weekend, September 1-3, to take part in the Force Friday II festivities! All GameStop stores are offering brand new Star Wars toys, games and gear, along with special offers on must-have Star Wars collectibles.

Select GameStop stores will also be participating Find the Force featuring characters from the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Battlefront II is also available for preorder on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and you can save when you trade! Get an extra 20% on trade-ins when applied toward your pre-order of Star Wars Battlefront II—available November 14.

Check out GameStop’s selection of new Star Wars collectibles, recommended video games and game accessories at GameStop.com.

 

ThinkGeek

We’re excited about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and we can’t wait for Force Friday II and the entire range of new Star Wars product on September 1.

Join us and celebrate the event on September 1 in one of our stores for fun, Star Wars trivia, a bit of cosplay, and unique ThinkGeek Star Wars products. You definitely won’t want to miss Find the Force in all ThinkGeek stores!

 

FYE

FYE will have an exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi Funko POP! figure in addition to a variety of new Star Wars merchandise in stores and online at fye.com.

Fye.com will be hosting a sweepstakes to win Star Wars Funko POP! figures.

You can participate Find the Force at all FYE stores as well as online at fye.com!

 

Fantasy Flight Games

Enjoy thrilling adventures in the Star Wars universe with games like X-Wing, Armada, Imperial Assault, and Star Wars: Destiny and get ready for new Star Wars games available September 1!

Check with your favorite local comic book and specialty stores for hosted Fantasy Flight Star Wars gaming events with your friends and family. Visit fantasyflightgames.com for more details!

 

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop is celebrating Force Friday II with their biggest Star Warsevent ever! All weekend long, Guests can go on the ultimate space journey by making a brand new furry friend and taking part in exciting events and special offers.

  • Build-A-Bear Workshop is launching an out-of-this-world Force Friday II offer for Star Wars fans! All Star Wars furry friends are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF! This highly-anticipated Star Wars offer is valid in stores and online during the Force Friday II Weekend only!
  • Find the Force at Build-A-Bear Workshop! Visit participating Build-A-Bear Workshop stores to experience Find the Force. Blast into your Build-A-Bear Workshop store for new experiences each day from September 1-3.

 

Brookstone

Stop by a Brookstone store on Friday, September 1! We’ve brought the coolest Star Wars gadgets and Find the Force from a galaxy far, far away to our 200+ locations for fans to experience in-person. Find your nearest store at brookstone.com!

 

Boxlunch

Visit BoxLunch for great gifts from across the galaxy. Check out boxlunch.com to participate in Find the Force!

 

Books-A-Million

Come celebrate Force Friday II with Books-A-Million during our kickoff event Friday, September 1, from 4-6 p.m., featuring Star Wars activities, cosplay, new Star Wars product launches, and more! Check out Find the Force all weekend long in Books-A-Million stores across the country.

 

Best Buy US

Best Buy your destination for tech forward Star Wars products. Visit Best Buy on September 1-3 to shop new and exclusive Star Wars products, unlock new Star Wars: The Last Jedi characters with Find the Force, and visit demos in select stores to see the latest Star Wars tech in action.

 

Best Buy CA

On Friday, September 1, Best Buy Canada locations in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto be hosting an exciting galactic Force Friday II celebration, giving fans the first opportunity to experience and purchase the newest Star Wars tech toys. The event begins from store opening until 2pm local time, and will include demonstrations of new tech toys. Fans can also engage in Find the Force. Last but not least, come dressed as your best Star Wars character for a chance to win some exclusive Star Wars prizes! Learn more at BestBuy.ca.

*All 191 Best Buy locations including Best Buy Mobile stores will be participating in the celebration of Force Friday II weekend by being a stop Find the Force. Use the Best Buy Canada Store Locator to find a store near you.

Event Stores:

 

Bed Bath and Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond celebrates Force Friday II with Find the Force in all stores across the U.S. and online at bedbathandbeyond.com.

A Force Beyond…from Star Wars bedding to collectibles, Bed Bath & Beyond is the destination to outfit every room in your home. Find a store near you!

 

Apple

Force Friday II is coming to Apple!

Apple stores around the world are joining in on Force Friday II on September 1 and through the weekend with new and exclusive Star Wars Today at Apple sessions, a new lineup of third-party Star Wars app-enabled toys.

Today at Apple

Join Star Wars-inspired, hands-on sessions at Apple stores around the world. Kids will learn how to code droids in an exclusive Kids Hour session. Star Warsfans of all ages can uncover the magic of creating a Star Wars trailer. And the Star Wars makers and creators from Industrial Light & Magic will showcase their craft over Force Friday II weekend at Apple Union Square, Apple Regent Street, and Apple Orchard Road. Sign up for Today at Apple sessions now at apple.com.

All Apple stores starting September 1:

Check apple.com for the schedule of events at your local Apple Store!

Kids Hour: Coding the Droids from Star Wars

Join an exciting Kids Hour starring the galaxy’s favorite droids. Using the same code developers use every day, kids will bring Star Wars droids to life by programming simple movements, loops, and more. Then they’ll design a maze and navigate their droids through the obstacles. Kids can bring their own iPad and Sphero robot, or we’ll provide them. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

How To: Build A Star Wars Trailer

Explore how to create a Star Wars trailer with authentic footage from the films. You’ll discover signature Star Wars trailer-making techniques in an exclusive video from The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson. Then you’ll create a trailer complete with titles, transitions, sound effects, and official Star Wars music your local Apple store.

 

Amazon

Amazon.com has one of the largest selection of new and classic Star Warsproducts, with deals and discounts starting on September 1 and running throughout the month.

 

2nd and Charles 

Come celebrate Force Friday II with 2nd and Charles! Kickoff event begins on Friday, September 1 from 4-6 p.m. with Star Wars cosplay, games, activities, and a special surprise for fans! The party continues all weekend long with the Find the Force and activities on Saturday, September 2, from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, September 3, from 2-4 p.m. Visit 2ndandcharles.com for more information.

Find the Force participation varies by retailer. Applies to select US and Canada retailers only.

StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time.

LEGO Worlds Has Taken Over Ours

At this year’s Sweet Suite event we saw tons of cool toys and games that we have already raved about but one particular section that caught our eye was the WB Games/LEGO video game booth that had both LEGO Worlds and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 on display.

While we CAN NOT WAIT to try out the new Marvel game, LEGO Worlds had slipped under our radar a little. We were aware and excited for it when it was first releasing back in March but with the end of the school year and a million other things going on, we simply never had a chance to try out the game. Thankfully the awesome team over at WB games sent us a copy to try on the PS4 and wow are we so glad they did!

As I’ve mentioned in the past here and on Social Media plenty, my 4 (soon to be 5) year old son LOVES all things LEGO. There are a few games he really grasps how to play and the LEGO games are some of his favorites. The simple gameplay mixed with fun storylines can keep him busy for hours but I was a little concerned that LEGO Worlds might be a bit too over his head as there is not just linear gameplay but actual world building going on.

I have to say I could not be happier that I was wrong as he has joyfully embraced the game and is fascinated building things all over the LEGO Worlds’ landscape. Moments before writing this I watched him building his own versions of bridges in the sky so he could avoid a volcano and he could not have been prouder with his accomplishment. Much like LEGOs themselves, the amount of imagination he was able to use and explore in this is exactly what I want to see in a game as a parent.

We still have a long way to go in LEGO Worlds but I just wanted to let you all know how perfect of a game it has been for us. with expansions on the way (well talk about that in the next post) I can definitely see LEGO Worlds being a staple in our home for a long time.

The game is currently on sale for $29.99 at most retailers and is available for PS4, XBOX One and PC so there is no better time to pick up a copy!

TMNT x Ghostbusters Figures Out of SDCC

SDCC 2017 is upon us and while I am completely overwhelmed with all of the info coming out of the annual convention, one particular thing has completely wowed me  more than the rest and that is a TMNT x Ghostbusters mashup line of figures.

There have always been wacky TMNT figures that gave them different jobs and even ones that kind of looked like Ghostbusters a few years back but this official collaboration is absolutely amazing to a fan of both franchises like myself.

Living vicariously through my kids is one of my favorite parts of being a dad and when last year gave us the TMNT x WWE collaboration figures I didn’t think they could be topped but wow was I wrong! These new figures look great and find the turtles taking on the monikers of our favorite original ghostbuster team.

We have as follows:

Raphael as Winston Zeddemore

Leonardo as Ray Stantz

Michelangelo as Peter Venkman

Donatello as Egon Spengler.

the figures will retail for $20 each and look to be a Target exclusive so keep your eyes posted for these figures when they release this fall!

Sweet Suite 2017 Swag Unboxing

As we mentioned in our last post, Sweet Suite 2017 was so much fun and one of the best parts of all is that after the fun of the night ends, you receive this MASSIVE box of goodies sent to your home with samples from many of the companies that were on display. As you can imagine our two youngest went absolutely bonkers for everything inside and have picked out a handful of toys they want to “share” (or fight over) with each other while we will be sharing the rest by doing some fun giveaways and sharing with kids in need this holiday season.

You can check out our unboxing video below an let us know what you think the coolest thing we got in the box was!!

Sweet Suite 2017 Was Awesome!!!

Every year for the past several years we have had the privilege of covering the annual Blogger Bash NYC Sweet Suite event. It is an absolutely amazing night put on by the fantastic team over at The Toy Insider and it is the place to be to hear all about the newest toys kids will be going crazy for this holiday season.

My lovely wife @BlogSenorita and I spent the evening at Pier Sixty in NYC checking out all of the goodies and have so much to show you all. While we had a fantastic time as always we did especially love what Jakks Pacific is doing with their Nintendo products (Splatoon Ink shooters are sooooo fun) and how much fun Sonic Mania from Sega and Lego Marvel Heroes 2 from WB games looks.

You can check out all of our pics below and stay tuned for our Sweet Suite Swag Unboxing and reviews!

WWE is having an awesome $10 Shirt Sale Now!

If you’re a fan of the WWE and pro wrestling like we are then you know authentic WWE shirts can usually run $25-$30 online and even more at a live show (where theres often not enough of the right sizes for everyone). When I see an awesome deal, I try to share it with you all and this is definitely one of them and one of the ways I personally keep my t-shirt collection growing. Head over to the WWE Website now ( http://shop.wwe.com ) where theres are TONS of awesome shirts as low as $10 for today only!!!!

 

New Black Panther Images Wow Fans

With 2 days till Disney’s D23 convention and only one week left until San Diego Comic Con releases floods of news upon us all, Entertainment Weekly got a head start on everyone by giving us a more detailed look at one of the most highly anticipated Superhero films of 2017, BLACK PANTHER.

The character was first introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in last year’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR but lifelong fans (myself included) have been waiting for his solo outing to really dive into his history and unique story. As EW’s photos show it does not look like we will be disappointed as BLACK PANTHER looks to be one of the most truly unique Superhero films ever made.

You can check out the photos below and be sure to head over to Entertainment Weekly to see all of their BLACK PANTHER coverage.

John Cena Make A Wish Figure Available For Preorder

In an absolutely awesome way to support a great cause; Make-a-Wish, the WWE and Toys R Us are joining forces to create a limited edition John Cena figure. The special edition figure was designed by a young man named Alex who used his Make a Wish to request this to happen.

If you’re not a fan of the WWE you may not be aware of their involvement with Make-a-Wish over the years but it is huge to say the least and John Cena is by far their biggest supporter. This is the first time they have made a special figure like this and every figure sold will directly provide $1 to the Make-a-Wish organization.

I couldn’t love this story and way to support a charity more and have already preordered two of the figures from the TRU website. You can do the same here for $12.99 each and the figures will ship/release on 8/16.

1 More Day Until Sweet Suite 2017!!

Just a reminder for everyone, We are a little over 24hrs away from one of our favorite events of the year and that of course is Sweet Suite. The yearly Toy and game event is always an amazing time where we get a look at some of the best new toys coming out this year. My lovely wife BlogSenorita and myself will be out and about in NYC bringing you pics and news for all the cool stuff we see so stay tuned and follow us on twitter as we document it all.

While you wait check out some of the fun from last years event!

Jakks Zelda Breath of the Wild Bow and Arrow available now!

Besides being a rabid THE LEGEND OF ZELDA fan myself, my oldest son (almost 5) has become entranced by the newest game in the series, BREATH OF THE WILD. We play the game almost daily together and recently defeated the main boss Ganon in what was one of the most exciting moments of my young sons’s life so far.

He has already asked for a Zelda themed 5th birthday party and has asked to be Link for Halloween this year. I couldn’t be happier as a lifelong fan of the game though finding items based on it are not as easy as some of Nintendo’s other properties (cough cough Mario) so I am always on the lookout for new official merchandise.

To that note, I just came across a brand new item the “World of Nintendo” line by Jakks Pacific has released an it is none other than an official THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD travelers bow and arrow set which if your a fan of the game is completely awesome. I am sure this will sell out fast but you can grab it now (as well as lots of other cool Zelda merchandise) at Toys R Us who are actually having an awesome 20% off sale the entire website right now until 7/12. The bow and arrow set retails for $19.99 and you can grab it for $15.99 with the sale going on. I cant wait to show this to my little guy as we continue to build his Halloween costume one awesome piece at a time.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=116579726&cp=&parentPage=search