Sweet Suite 2016

New Details and Characters Revealed for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set

infinityforceDisney Interactive and Lucasfilm revealed two new characters that will be playable in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set. Characters Poe Dameron, a Resistance pilot, and Kylo Ren, a villainous enforcer of the First Order, now join Finn and Rey. This is the third Star Wars Play Set to be released for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, and is now available for pre-order before its December 18 release.

Chicago Toy and Game Group Announces 2015 Toy and Game Inventor of the Year Nominees

ChicagoThe nominees for the eighth annual Toy & Game Inventor of the Year (TAGIE) Awards are in! At this year’s comedy themed awards ceremony, excellence will be recognized in the categories of Toy Design, Game Design, Rising Star, Excellence in Game Design, Young Inventor, and Digital Toy/Game. Industry members have selected the industry nominees, and the public is invited to place their votes. The annual award show will take place in November as part of the 13th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair.

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COMMENTARY: The More Things Change with Star Wars Licensed Toys…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren 20-inch figure, from Jakks Pacific

A long weekend ago, in a toy store far, far more crowded than I had anticipated (Toys “R” Us Times Square, though I really should have known better at that point), I checked out Destination: Star Wars—The Exhibition, which showed off Star Wars toys past and present. It closed this past Monday, but photos of all the exhibits can still be found online. Besides the opportunity to see vintage Star Wars toys, it was worth visiting because located over in its own themed corner of the store were all the new toys launched in anticipation of the upcoming, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Revell Releases Snap-Together Vehicle Models Inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Revell Millennium FalconRevell has released an assortment of snap-together, interactive model kits inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, aimed at ages 6 and up. The first four kits consist of replicas of the Millennium Falcon, Poe’s X-Wing Fighter, the Resistance X-Wing Fighter, and the First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter.

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Marbles: The Brain Store to Be Select Launch Partner of Sphero’s BB-8

StarWars,BB-8,SpheroMarbles: The Brain Store will be a select retailer of Sphero’s BB-8 droid, based on the character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Through Sphero’s app-enabled technology, users can make BB-8 listen and respond, adapt its personality, and more.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Goes Pop! with Funko

Funko,BB-8Right in time for Force Friday, Funko has released Pop! vinyl collectible figures based on the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The line features the characters Captain Phasma, Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, Flametroopers, Snowtroopers, and C-3PO.

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys and Other Products Go on Sale Everywhere

Force-Friday-logo-RED[1].jpgToday, merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched at retailers as Force Friday officially went underway. More than 3,000 retail locations in the U.S. opened their doors at midnight for fans to be among the first to discover new Star Wars products.

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Hot Wheels Takes New York City by Stormtrooper Vehicle

hot-wheelsTo celebrate Force Friday, Hot Wheels is offering Uber riders and fans in New York City the chance to catch a free ride in a Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Dodge Charger, modeled after the Hot Wheels 1:64 character car.

The Hot Wheels vehicle is available at retailers nationwide.

Hot Wheels First Order Stormtroopers

Spin Master Launches Star Wars Collection

Spin Master Air Hogs Star Wars Millennium FalconSpin Master Corp. has launched new toys and games based on the Star Wars saga, offering something for both young and old fans. All products are available now at major retailers.

Legendary Yoda stands 16 inches tall and has lifelike movements as well as voice recognition, making it possible to train with the Jedi Grand Master. Yoda has three modes—Force, Wisdom, and Warrior—and kids can speak directly to the interactive figure and hear him speak classic words of wisdom.

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The Force Will Be Strong at Toys “R” Us Times Square on September 4

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Spaceship from Kenner (1979)

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Spaceship from Kenner (1979), on display as part of Destination: Star Wars—The Experience

When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on September 4, all Toys “R” Us stores in the U.S. will open their doors, giving customers the opportunity to purchase hundreds of new Star Wars playthings, including a wide variety of merchandise not available anywhere else.

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