Calling all Jedi Warriors to The Countdown to Force Friday at Toys R Us in Times Square, with games, giveaways, Star Wars inspired ice cream and more. It’s 24-hour party, 9am Thursday to 9am Friday, celebrating the debut of toys based on the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens, opening in mid-December.
Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and take part in dozens of activities designed especially for Star Wars aficionados.
The Toys R Us Times Square store will be open from 9am – 9pm tomorrow, Thursday, close for a three-hour break, and re-open again at 12:01am on Force Friday, September 4 for the chance to be among the first to purchase merchandise from the new Star Wars collection, including items exclusive to Toys R Us. Fans in line will be chosen at random to an exclusive panel discussion with Star Wars gurus before the special unveiling of the official Toys“R”Us Times Square Star Wars feature shop.
Here’s the hourly schedule for all you fans of Darth Vader, Han Solo, R2D2, Obi-Wan and the rest of the Star Wars crew. But first, a preview:
9am – 9pm -Treat yourself to out-of-this-galaxy ice cream flavors inspired by the Star Wars Saga at Scoops“R”Us™
9am – 9pm – Create and enjoy your very own Star Wars-themed cookie at A “Wookiee” Cookie Party, or take one home to share with your favorite little Jedi.
9am – Snap a selfie with a live FURBACCA, the Hasbro toy that makes wookie sounds like CHEWBACCA.
11am – Sketch iconic Star Wars scenes with direction from world renowned, fan-favorite Star Wars and science fiction artist, Jeff Carlisle.
2pm – Meet Steve Sansweet, chief executive of Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc. and storied Star Wars author, during a special signing of his latest book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection.
5pm – Build your toy empire brick-by-brick with LEGO during a Star Wars make and take activity!
6:30pm – Learn techniques that will have you recreating iconic Star Wars battle scenes at our Light Saber Academy with members of the New York Jedi.
Throughout the Store
9am – 9pm – Participate in Star Wars product demonstrations and activations, including Star Wars-themed 3-D action figure creation with 3D Plus Me, video gaming on Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars kiosks, experiencing intergalactic sound on Star Wars-themed headphones powered by SMS Audio, and more!
Fans In Line on Broadway
9pm – The first fans in line will have the opportunity to receive a Collector’s Edition LEGO Star Wars Commemorative Brick, an exclusive, limited edition Star Wars poster and a Star Wars Character Flashlight giveaway from JAKKS Pacific.
Events open to all ages. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to event participants only. Limit one per person.