Fans in Australia were the first to officially unveil a new dark side character from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film, an astromech named BB-9E.
The new droid is one of half-a-dozen new items fans will be able to take home over the Force Friday II weekend. Others include: Force Link Starter Set + Figures, Vehicles & Playset by Hasbro, R2-D2 and BB-9E App-Enabled Droids by Sphero, Droid Inventor Kit by littleBits, Star Wars Jedi Challenges and Star Wars Battle Drones by Propel.
Disney and Lucasfilm today kicked off the countdown to Force Friday II, the global event celebrating the launch of the products from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with an AR surprise for Star Wars fans around the world.
Fans within a mile of 20 global landmarks simply open the Star Wars App, select Find the Forceand point their phone to the sky to see a short augmented reality scene unfold. The 10-second animation shows a Star Destroyer loom over key landmarks as two TIE Fighters shoot past into the distance.