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.
Have you wondered what brought Rey to the where she was at the beginning of Star War Wars The Force Awakens? Or how Jyn Erso became the leader of the team to steal the Death Star Plans? How about Ahsoka Tano? Did you ever wonder what she might have gotten up to on her own time? Or Princess Leia… or Sabine Wren?
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is a new micro-series (episodes of 2-3 minutes) that is built around the adventures of these incredible heroes and others.
The animated adventures will supported by a line of toys from Hasbro and a series of books.
Launching in July, the animated micro-series will be available on Disney YouTube ahead of a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel in Fall 2017.
A peek of the upcoming season of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” will also be revealed at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida in April. More details on Star Wars Celebration are available here. A sizzle reel for Season Two follows…