Disney and Lucasfilm on Thursday announced fans can get their hands on the toys, collectibles and other merchandise for Star Wars: The Last Jedi beginning on September 1. For fans of the franchise, it’ll be this year’s second most important Star Wars day aside from The Last Jedi’s release date.
Stores around the globe are expected to open at 12:01 a.m. that Friday to celebrate what will be a week-long event, which Disney and Lucasfilm have officially dubbed Star Wars Force Friday II. A similar event was held in 2015 to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
As excited as toys and merchandise are, today’s news pales in comparison to the photo that accompanies the announcement. It might not look like much to most people, but for Star Wars fans, the empty box provides a first look at Rey, Finn and Poe as they’ll appear in The Last Jedi. And, yeah, that’s Rey wielding Luke Skywalker’s old lightsaber.
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