Happy Force Friday, RIPTsters!

Though Star War Episode VII: The Force Awakens doesn’t launch until December 18, Star Wars fans around the world are celebrating the release of the film’s toys and other loot. Here are some of the awesome events going on around the world on this wonderful and exciting #ForceFriday.

Stormtrooper Uber Rides

If you live in the Big Apple, keep on the lookout for Stormtrooper themed Uber cars driving around the city! Mattel partnered with the transportation company to promote their new line of Star Wars Hot Wheels from 9-5 p.m. today, on 59th St. and below in Manhattan. To hail one of these totally cool cars, simply enter the code HOTWHEELSFF on your Uber app to hail a First Order escort! All rides up to 30 minutes are free, so catch one if you can.


Disney Store Midnight Parties

This is the first Star Wars film to be made completely under the Disney umbrella. Three of the largest Disney Store locations in the country hosted midnight release parties with arts and crafts, games, storytelling, and more intergalactic fun! The madness began when doors opened at 12:01 a.m., and fans had the opportunity to see and purchase toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more from the film. 1,000 lucky fans at each location received a free Star Wars: The Force AwakensD23 commemorative poster, and 100 of the first fans to make a purchase received a commemorative pin. The Disney Store in Chicago hosted one of 14 live toy unboxing events happening around the world!



Online Unboxing Fun

Not interested in long lines, but still want to see the Star Wars swag? The Star Wars YouTube page is streaming live unboxing events around the country. Head over to their channel to see all of the awesome toys and games for the first time! In addition, they’ve posted a four hour-long video going over the gear that’s going out today!


See the complete calendar of Force Friday events on the Star Wars website.


What toy are you most excited about? Comment below!


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