Well, it has begun. With Force Friday!, Disney/Lucasfilms has opened the merchandizing floodgate to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, gadgets, and more from the upcoming, sure-to-be-a major blockbuster film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With merchandizing announcements from a wide range of partners, here is just an abbreviated list of all the marketing partners and their wares.
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Fun Lights-&-Sound Vehicle Models for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – New from Revell. Snap-Together Vehicles for Ages 6+ Also Feature Moving Parts from Wings to Landing Gear
What’s almost as much fun as watching the Empire and the Resistance duke it out in a galaxy far, far away? Building plastic models that let you simulate the action – and now kids can do precisely that with Revell‘s just-released vehicle assortment of snap-together, interactive model kits from the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie set to hit theaters December 18.
Aimed at ages 6 and up, the first four kits in the series deliver hyper-realistic replicas of the new movie’s Millennium Falcon(TM), Poe’s X-Wing Fighter(TM), Resistance X-Wing Fighter(TM) and First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter(TM) – complete with moving parts like retractable landing gear, open/close cockpit hatches, wings that open into attack mode, and even battle action lights and sounds.
Each of the four SnapTite® Build & Play(TM) model kits has 15 to 20 pre-decorated parts with no need for glue, paint or tools, takes roughly 30 minutes to assemble, and can keep kids engaged for hours after the last piece is clicked into place. They are also the first to use Revell’s new DuraMod(TM) snap design, an innovation in the model market highlighted by extra durability, easy handling and assembly, a high level of detail, and interactivity not available in traditional models.
Five additional Star Wars SnapTite kits will be released in October for ages 8 and up. That will be followed in November with Revell’s introduction of The Master Series(TM) consisting of three classic Star Wars paint and glue kits from Fine Molds(TM) for serious Star Wars model enthusiasts. The Master Series(TM) Fine Molds line will include1:48 scale X-Wing(TM) fighter and Tie(TM) Fighter and 1:72 scale Millennium Falcon(TM) models with piece counts up to 900, providing the highest degree of detail of any model kit available.
All Revell Star Wars models for “The Force Awakens” are designed with the same computer data used to create the movie props, resulting in strikingly accurate facsimiles of the vehicles that moviegoers will experience on the big screen. All four kits are available at both Target and Toys R Us stores, at $19.99 each. Batteries are included.
The Force is Strong with Kay® Jewelers as it Launches the Star Wars(TM) Collection
Kay® Jewelers will launch of the Star Wars(TM) collection. Available at Kay® Jewelers stores nationwide and online at Kay.com beginning Friday, September 4th, the Star Wars collection is being introduced as part of the popular Charmed Memories® collection, which features hand crafted charms that allow guests to celebrate special moments, interests and passions.
The collection features some of the most popular Star Wars characters, including Darth Vader, R2-D2 and the storm troopers, as well as iconic quotes and themes from the films on stylish charms that can be combined to create a unique bracelet or added to an existing one to reflect one’s fandom of the film series. While launching as part of Charmed Memories®, the Star Wars collection will be expanding into other fine jewelry categories at Kay® later this year.
“Star Wars is one of the most beloved brands of all-time and we are thrilled to be able to bring it to the fine jewelry category,” said Stuart Lee, Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Kay® Jewelers. “One of the most exciting things for us in launching this program was the unique challenge of offering a collection that the fans, who are so knowledgeable and passionate, will truly appreciate. We are confident that we did just that with this collection and we can’t wait to share all of the exciting news we will have as we expand the program moving forward.“
Walt Disney Records Announces Star Wars: The Force Awakens Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From Oscar®-winning Composer John Williams
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4. SOUNDTRACK SET FOR RELEASE DECEMBER 18
Five-time Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams has recorded the score for the original motion picture soundtrack Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The soundtrack is available now for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/swtfadme. Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.. The soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on December 18, 2015. For more information on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, please visit http://www.theforceawakens.com.