September 1 Marks The Arrival of Force Friday II!
When you receive an invitation from Disney to come and preview the new toys for Star Wars Force Friday, you say, YES! Actually you scream yes, as your replying via email and have everyone around you give you strange looks in why you're super excited. Star Wars, what can I tell that you already don’t know. It’s a franchise like none other, it’s part of everyone's lives one way or another. From parent to child this is the one thing we all have in common, it’s woven into the fabric of our lives.
Force Friday II, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is the latest example of Disney and Lucasfilm bringing augmented reality experiences to Star Wars fans. The product is being unveiled on Force Friday II (September 1), which marks the worldwide launch of new Star Wars products. As part of Force Friday II, Disney and Lucasfilm are launching Find the Force, a global augmented reality treasure hunt that will span three days. Find the Force aims to unite fans around the world in a unique battle against the dark side, and will take place at over 20,000 retail locations across 30 countries. Now when you’re out look for these products, specifically the Propel Drone. The Propel Drones are numbered and come in special packaging. WOW
Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges, A New Smartphone-Powered Augmented Reality Experience Launching this Holiday. Star Wars experiences brought to life with the Lenovo Mirage™ AR headset, Lightsaber controller, and all-new gameplay content from a galaxy far, far away
Lenovo and Disney have unveiled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality Star Wars product that allows fans to experience Star Wars in ways never before possible. Jedi Challenges features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, Lightsaber controller, and hours of Star Wars gameplay. Jedi Challenges is being unveiled as part of Force Friday II, which celebrates the worldwide launch of new Star Wars products. The product is compatible with both Android phones and iPhones, will be available this holiday season and is available for pre-order now for $199.99 at Best Buy and Lenovo online.
Players will hone their Jedi talents across a variety of augmented reality-based experiences, each offering multiple levels of deep and immersive gameplay. To guide the player on this journey, Jedi Challenges will introduce an all-new Star Wars character, the Archivist. The Archivist instructs players in the ways of the Force™ and the knowledge of the Jedi. Throughout these challenges, users will train to perfect their lightsaber skills by taking on some of the most menacing villains the dark side has to offer, command armies in combat missions to defeat the Empire, and outwit their opponents in Holochess, all in augmented reality.
Lightsaber Battles. With their very own lightsaber, fans can train against legendary dark side villains like Kylo Ren and Darth Vader.
Strategic Combat. Players marshal the forces of the Republic, Rebel Alliance, and Resistance against the might of the Separatists, Empire, and First Order in epic battles across their living room floors. Players can hone their skills in strategy and tactics as they engage in battles.
Holochess. Perhaps one of the most iconic board games brought to film, Holochess first leapt into moviegoer hearts when it was played on the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars™: Episode IV - A New Hope™. It has now been brought to life in Jedi Challenges. Fans can direct their holographic alien pieces across the board, wrestling for territory and control.
The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit! For the first time ever, kids can create their own custom Droid™ and bring it to life! Using littleBits electronic blocks and the free Droid Inventor app, they’ll teach their R2 Unit new tricks and take it on 16+ missions. Then kids can level-up their inventor expertise and reconfigure their Droid to give it new skills, or design any Droid they can dream up. The kit comes with everything kids need to create and customize their R2 Unit straight out of the box. Initial assembly is easy with step-by-step instructions to create their Droid, and control it in Drive Mode, Self-Nav, Force™ Mode, and more. After mastering their Droid Inventor skills, kids continue on to challenges that spark creativity and get them inventing brand-new Droids.
Price: $99.95 Available at: Walmart, Apple Store, Amazon & littlebits.com.
STAR WARS DRONES, enough said! Bring the magic of flight to a whole new dimension with our Star Warshigh performance drones. Pilot your favorite Star Wars ships at speeds above 35 MPH and engage friends and family in exciting multiplayer laser battles. Each Propel Star Wars drone is extremely detailed, hand painted to model quality finish, certified, numbered and packed in a collectable display box. Certain retailers will have coupons available for $20.00 off, make sure you ask your retailer for one.
Look at these droids, they communicate to one another, that's uber cool. If you thought Sphero’s BB-8 was cute, it’s time to go to the Dark Side and invest in the villainous - but just as adorable - BB-9E. Complete with all the right sounds, which are of course far more evil than its white and orange counterpart, BB-9E can be controlled via your phone. He even comes with an AR experience for you to see inside digital recreations of select Star Wars ships, one of which is Snoke’s Star Destroyer.Where were these toys when I was kid?
With Hasbro you can launch into action and adventure in the world of Star Wars! Discover the exciting stories of good versus evil in a galaxy of starships and vehicles. Hasbro’s six-inch Star Wars: The Black Series line is expanding on Force Friday with brand new figures based on The Last Jedi and more, with a series of exclusive action figures at select retailers. Perhaps most important of all to fans is the first-ever 6-inch scale action figure of Supreme Leader Snoke, who will exclusively retail at Gamestop this Fall for $35. The figure, based on Snoke’s appearance in the new movie, features a fabric robe and comes with his very own throne to sit on.
May the Force be with you in your endeavor in finding these high tech games that are super cool and I'm in love with! I know what's on my Christmas list. x