May the Force Friday be with you. The Disney/Lucasfilm event features non-stop live reveals of upcoming "Star Wars: The Force
Awakens" products over the course of 18 hours. Here are some of the new products blasting into our galaxy. (Caution: Movie spoilers ahead.)
This Hot Wheels car reflecting "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" villain Kylo Ren mirrors the dark, mysterious character's foreboding nature. The hood drapes over the rear fenders of the vehicle to hide its
identity, while the cockpit pays homage to his warrior-like helmet. Even
his unusual tri-bladed lightsaber design runs along the side trim. The car retails for $3.50 (approximately £2, AU$5).
When fighting against the First Order, one of the new heroes from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Poe Dameron, will need a Starfighter ship worthy of his quest. This customized Lego Starfighter includes four spring-loaded shooters, two stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, an opening cockpit the Poe minifigure and space behind for the loyal BB-8 astromech droid. The set also includes three minifigures of Poe, BB-8 and a Resistance ground crew member. The full set retails for $80 (approximately £53, AU$114).
Fly the Ultimate Millennium Falcon without the help of Han Solo or a Wookiee co-pilot thanks to quad rotors concealed in the body of this ship from Air Hogs. It retails for $110 (approximately £72, AU$157) and includes the same lights and sounds that made you love the Millennium Falcon. Activate hyperspace mode on the remote control and pretend to make the jump to hyperspace so you can outrun TIE Fighters. You can maneuver the Millennium Falcon from up to 200 feet (61 meters) away. Just watch out for the occasional space slug.
While we might not know yet where Jakku is and why we should escape from it, this Starship playset from Mattel makes us excited to hop into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to fly away from TIE Fighters. Just press the controller to pilot the Falcon and activate battle sounds. Choose your side and take out the enemy with an impressive motorized action on the 360-degree loop. The set comes with a die-cast Millennium Falcon and three TIE Fighters and retails for $50 (approximately £33, AU$71).
Make your enemies quake in their boots with this highly detailed Kylo Ren lightsaber, which features the mysterious villain's unusual cross-hilt blades, red lights, motion-sensor sounds, and lightsaber-clash and dueling effects. The lightsaber retails for $30 (approximately £20, AU$43), and is only available at Disney Stores.
These first-ever "Star Wars" Nerf blasters will help you battle against those pesky Resistance fighters. The blaster can fire up to 65 feet (20 meters) and includes a 12-dart clip, slam-fire action, removable sight, detachable stock and 12 darts. The Nerf blaster set from Hasbro retails for $40 (approximately £26, AU$57).
Careful what you're fantasizing about. The interactive Jedi Holocron from Uncle Milton, for kids 6 and up, promises to read your mind. Actually, it guesses which "Star Wars" person, place or thing you're thinking of in 20 questions or fewer "using a proprietary Star Wars 20Q algorithm." It'll cost you $24.99 (about £16, $AU 36) to try to outsmart this thing.
As always with the dark side of the Force, appearances can be deceptive. Kylo Ren’s flagship -- the First Order Star Destroyer -- opens to reveal a battleground playset complete with micro machines of Poe Dameron's X-Wing Fighter and a battle-damaged First Order TIE Fighter. Microfigures of the hero Finn and the evil Kylo Ren are included in the Hasbro playset, which retails for $40 (approximately £26, AU$57).
Who needs a Wookiee co-pilot when you can play around with a Millennium Falcon UV light laser that creates glowing, phosphorescent "Star Wars" images? The blaster from Uncle Milton has realistic sounds effects and will set you back $29.99 (about £19, AU$43).
No need to waste time attending the Jedi Academy or training with Yoda when you can build your own Jedi Master lightsaber using Star Wars Bladebuilders from Hasbro. Each kit retails for $50 (approximately £33, AU$71) and comes with a main lightsaber that lights up and makes sounds, as well as two lightdaggers, an expansion hilt, two elbow connectors, a dual connector and a cross connector. It even comes with batteries so you don’t have to channel the Force.
Build "Star Wars" villain Kylo Ren's personal command shuttle in Lego. The shuttle includes opening front, rear and bottom storage bays; wing-mounted, spring-loaded shooters; and detachable racks. There's also an extending wing function. The Lego set, which retails for $120 (approximately £79, AU$171), also comes with minifigures of Kylo Ren, General Hux, a First Order officer, two First Order crew, a First Order Stormtrooper officer and assorted accessories.
The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy returns. The new Battle Action Millennium Falcon is also a playset for all your 3.75-inch (9.5-centimeter) scale "Star Wars" figures. The ship features a pop-up blaster that fires Nerf Elite darts, a turbolaser turret, light-up LED cannons, and hyperdrive sound effects. The Millennium Falcon also includes a holochess board (remember to the let the Wookiee win!) and a secret smuggling compartment. The set includes 3.75-inch figures of Chewbacca, Finn and the BB-8 droid. You'll have to shell out $120 (approximately £79, AU$171) for the set, which is only available at Disney Stores.
New "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" character Kylo Ren commands First Order missions wearing his dark garb and wielding an unconventional lightsaber. The 31-inch (79-centimeter) big fig from Jakks Pacific, which retails for $35 (approximately £23, AU$50), has five to seven points of articulation.
This Hot Wheels version of the newest droid BB-8 from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" might make you wish for a robot race. The seamlessly integrated car wheels, exposed engine and electrical components give the car, which retails for for $3.50 (approximately £2, AU$5), a most unusual look. The low dome and all-seeing "eye" in the design make the car a perfect tribute to the rolling droid BB-8. Even the orange and white color scheme ensures that you know BB-8 was the muse.
Stormtroopers are known for being intimidating, but this big-fig Stormtrooper from Jakks Pacific will make your other "Star Wars" toys seem tiny by comparison. The 31-inch (79-centimeter) big fig, which retails for $35 (approximately £23, AU$50), has five to seven points of articulation and comes with a blaster (though correct aim is not guaranteed).
Transport your Stormtroopers to battle the Resistance with this armored First Order transporter from Lego. The transporter comes with dual spring-loaded shooters, a top-mounted dual-stud shooter and a handy hatch for a minifigure. It also has a pilot cabin with an opening hatch and more space for four minifigures in the hold. Plus there are big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a hover look. The top section is removable for easy access. The Lego set, which retails for $90 (approximately £59, AU$128), includes two Resistance soldiers, two First Order Flametroopers, two First Order Stormtroopers, and of course, Captain Phasma.
Feel like you can take on the Empire, and all those annoying Stormtroopers, with the remote-controlled X-Wing from Air Hogs. The X-Wing is built with durable foam just in case you have to make a few crash landings. The X-Wing retails for $70 (approximately £46, AU$100). And you can pilot it from more than 250 feet (76 meters) away.
Act out your own adventures from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with these highly detailed 6-inch (15-centimeter) scale action figures. New character figures include Finn (Jakku style); Rey (Jakku style) with a BB-8 droid; Kylo Ren; Captain Phasma; Constable Zuvio; a First Order Snowtrooper and more. Each is sold separately, retailing for $20 (approximately £13, AU$29).