Shop Disney: Star Wars Merch available at Disneyland
What happens when you have Disney in charge of the world of Star Wars that include Star Wars merchandise? You get a huge merchandise marketing campaign that began September 4th, 2015 that was dubbed Force Friday. Many participating brick and mortar retailers (Toys R Us, Target, DisneyParks) had midnight events, special freebies (Disney Stores), and plenty of new merchandise. Online retailers like Amazon also got into Force Friday. It was like Black Friday + Christmas all rolled into one day for many Star Wars fans.
I happened to be at Disneyland yesterday and decided to check out what kind of Star Wars merchandise was available. There was a midnight event at the World of Disney store at Downtown Disney. Although these displays look full, they apparently had a huge run on new light sabers, die cast cars and figures. New Star Wars toys is always a good thing.
The BB8 app controlled toy made by Sphero was definitely the big fan favorite. Those were easily gone by mid-afteroon. These are several of the toys that I also found interesting.
There were lots of new hats and apparel are readily available throughout select stores. A lot of these are Disney Parks exclusives so you'll only find it at one of the many Disneyland Parks. There are many different designs that will declare your loyalty to either the Dark Side or the Rebels. There are different designs for adults and children.
There was also some Star Wars jewelry and Stroomtrooper piggy bank so you can save money to buy more Star Wars merch.
There is actually some comic book and a book series that is available. Finally, there is a soft plush-like BB8 that would be perfect as a decorative piece on your bed. There was a small version, too. Either way, you could tell that BB8 is the new star.
There were special and open edition Star Wars pins available, too. A lot of those were gone very early. I did buy some things that I thought my Star Wars fans (MacSparky and daughter #2) would enjoy. I am sure there is more that will come out before the big movie release in December.
Walking around both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure proved that the Force was strong. The Star Wars merch is definitely competing for space and dollars against the Frozen (Anna & Elsa) product line. I am sure they can live together since they are both part of the huge Disney family.
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