[via StarWars.com] September 4, a.k.a. Force Friday — the highly-anticipated midnight release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, gadgets, and more — is almost here. It will be the world’s first chance to own official product celebrating the next installment of the Star Wars saga, and several retailers have, to quote Admiral Piett, “something special planned.” Check out StarWars.com’s special event guide below and may the Force (Friday) be with you!
“Director J.J. Abrams, star John Boyega and the droid BB-8 are showcased in three new images from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'”
I cannot wait to see this new droid and how he fits into the story. Seeing it for the first time, almost, was like seeing R2 when I was seven. Except, of course, I am a lot more used to seeing droids now than I was in 1977. Will BB-8 drive the story like the original droids did, or will he simply be the new comedy relief for those times when the tension gets too high? Time will tell. [D]