At 00:01 this morning, we opened up five of our stores through the night to host the launch of the exciting new range of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise!
We may have been tired, but the Force was certainly with us as we helped our customers become some of the first in the UK to get their hands on a great range of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys – including action figures, Lego, dressing up ideas, and lightsabers!
We’d like to send out a huge thank you to all of our staff (particularly those who dressed up!) for their enthusiasm and energy, and to our great customers for coming along and making Star Wars Force Friday a roaring success.
As you can see from our photos, everybody involved had a fantastic time; and to celebrate the arrival of this long-awaited range of merchandise, we’ve put together five of our favourite toy recommendations from the hundreds that caught our eye during the launch. With Christmas already on the horizon, it’s never too early to think about the right Star Wars gifts for your little ones!
There aren’t many toys in the world that can match the excitement of a Star Wars lightsaber. Step over to the dark side of the Force with Kylo Ren, and join the First Order’s battle against the Resistance, with this movie-like and extendable lightsaber toy.
Follow the tale of Finn or create brand new stories with this deluxe kids’ Star Wars costume. This outfit is available in a variety of sizes and contains a printed top with mock jacket and trousers – everything you’ll need to have your very own adventures with the Force.
Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca is a firm favourite character of millions of Star Wars fans worldwide, and you can take him home today. Complete with Forest Mission armour, this 3.75 inch action figure is perfect for recreating your favourite scenes and battles against the Empire and the First Order!
The scarily familiar shape of this First Order TIE Fighter is a symbol of the Empire’s lasting power, so build your own Lego Stars Wars starfighter today and enter the battle. This Lego toy comes complete with 4 minifigures with assorted accessories and weapons, as well as working laser cannons and a fully opening cockpit.
This movie-inspired Stormtrooper mask is a new twist on a range of classic Star Wars dress up ideas. Transform yourself into an elite solider of the First Order and do battle with foes across the galaxy, reliving all your favourite moments from the Star Wars saga!
The Force Awakens at Toys R Us
We’re sure you’ll join us counting down the days between now and the December 17th release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so be sure to check back regularly for all the latest news and toy releases.