Star Wars: Force Friday strikes back Sept. 1, 2017

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Merchandising! Merchandising! Merchandising!

Force Friday will return Sept. 1, as toys and other collectibles related to Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi go on sale just after midnight. Between now and then, expect plenty of unboxing events and other yet-to-be-revealed secrets and damnable but delightful retailer exclusives.

While 2015’s packaging for products tied to Episode VII — The Force Awakens prominently featured the dark side with the masked visage of Kylo Ren, this time around the saga’s new heroes get the spotlight: Oscar Isaac’s Resistance ace Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley’s lightsaber-wielding Jakku scavenger Rey and John Boyega’s runaway stormtrooper Finn are front and center.

Rey’s hair looks a bit longer, and she seems pretty confident brandishing the blue-bladed laser-sword legacy of the Skywalker lineage …Force Friday: Last Jedi Star Wars collectibles packaging

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Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.