Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rumor: Preliminary Plans For Force Friday 2016 Revealed

By: Benjamin Hart

The release of Star Wars films in December is becoming a yearly event, and with each of them comes tons of new merchandise for the movie. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is coming up this year, and in conjunction, a second Force Friday event. The last one, which took place on September 4th, 2015, saw the midnight release of the first wave of toys related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This year, on September 30th, the first Rogue One toys will be available to buy during the second annual Force Friday, but a new report suggests we could be getting some merchandise even sooner.

Jedi Temple Archives is reporting that there will be eight 6-inch Black Series action figures for Rogue One. While most of them will debut on Force Friday, one of the figures will be available early along with three other items. Jedi Temple Archives explains further:

"Call it a special event, or call it a pre-sale, but FOUR items (think of them as "Sneak Preview" items) will be available online for pre-sale a couple of weeks BEFORE Force Friday this year. It's currently unknown if these items will be IN STOCK at the times these go up for pre-order, but it seems like this is a strong possibility. Otherwise, why go through all of this trouble. These items include:

  • The Black Series 6" Female Lead figure
  • A 3.75" vehicle for the 5POA range
  • The Stormtrooper (OT) voice changer helmet (TBS)
  • one other item that our Research Droids haven't been able to isolate yet (stay tuned)"

As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm.

Source: Jedi Temple Archives

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