The official list of Triple Force Friday fan events has released, but unless you live around Orlando, Anaheim, or New York City, there’s not much to get into in terms of a midnight release party to celebrate spending money on new Star Wars toys.
I guess if you live in certain parts of Canada you still have a few Toys R Us’s that will host midnight launches, but here in the States you’re limited to select Disney Store locations, new Disney Store sections in select Targets, and the dreaded Walmart if you want to go out at midnight to try and score some of the new toys.
Below you will find the breakdown of fan events going down for TFF, which comes by way of StarWars.com. Like I said, I think you’ll find that the lack of Toys R Us in the States this time around has severely hampered the midnight launch events for a Force Friday affair, and I’m also surprised that Target is doing much of anything special at midnight. It only seems like Walmart is getting in on the fun, but in a limited fashion depending on where you live.
On October 4, the Amazon Treasure Truck will feature a limited-edition product in select cities — sign up for Treasure Truck alerts at amazon.com/treasuretruck so you don’t miss out!
Then tune in to Twitch.tv/twitchpresents that day at 12 p.m. PT for live interactive unboxings, product deep dives, backstories, and more. Join in to watch, chat, play, and buy these amazing new toys, games, and collectibles from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and more.
Disney Store and Disney Springs
Fans in Orlando and Anaheim will be able to experience October 4 midnight shopping at World of Disney at Disney Springs and Downtown Disney. Disney Springs also will feature midnight shopping at The LEGO Store, along with Star Wars-themed food and beverage offerings and a LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Master Build Event taking place throughout the weekend.
In New York City, the Disney Store at Times Square will host a midnight opening. Be among the first to shop products from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and snap a photo with a legion of friendly stormtroopers while you’re there. If you spend $20 or more on Star Warsmerchandise, you will receive a free Lithograph Set representing the three upcoming releases! Limit 1 per guest, while supplies last.
Five Fred Meyer locations will host an October 5 launch event — including two in Beaverton, OR; Portland, OR; Oregon City, OR; and Tualatin, OR — starting at 10 a.m. featuring a fun photo opportunity with stormtroopers, product giveaways, and more!
Starting October 4, guests at five select Simon Malls — Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA; Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance, CA; Houston Galleria, Houston, TX; Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL; Roosevelt Field, Garden City, NY — will have the opportunity to join the Star Wars Triple Force Friday adventure by going to Simon Guest Services to receive a Triple Force Friday Scavenger Sheet.
Visit all the Triple Force Friday retailers and receiving “sign off” on your scavenger hunt sheets to receive an exclusive Star Wars Triple Force Friday button (quantities limited).
#ShareTheForce with your family and friends at Target starting on Triple Force Friday weekend. Choose either the light side or dark side with an interactive display and select from a vast range of exciting new products in-store and online.
Target will celebrate the opening of Disney Store at Target in 25 locations around the country on October 4. Stormtroopers will be on hand to celebrate the opening of the Minneapolis location in Maple Grove.
Toys “R” Us Canada
Toys “R” Us Canada will be hosting a midnight opening event Friday, October 4, in four locations across Canada, providing customers of all ages the opportunity to be among the first to purchase must-have merchandise, receive exclusive giveaways, and immerse themselves in all things Star Wars. Participating stores are: Etobicoke, ON; Edmonton, AB; Langley, BC; and Vaughan, ON.
Fans can celebrate the entire Skywalker Saga with a Commemorative Limited-Edition line of products available exclusively at Walmart. On October 4 at midnight, experience the Skywalker Saga product line, new and exclusive Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker items, participate in in-store activities, and receive a collectible Triple Force Friday lapel pin (while supplies last). Find a location near you at Walmart.com/StarWars.