Not only are we getting The Force Awakens on December 17th, but December 18th will be a massive merchandise day for new The Force Awakens items. Check out our list of items to be released on December 18th:
Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trading Cards:
The new physical set of Topps Star Wars cards will be released on December 18th entitled The Force Awakens Series 1! This set will be available at Target, Walmart, Toys “R” Us, and wherever else cards are sold. The Hobby Boxes for this set (which contain autographs, sketch cards, and more) will be out in select comic book stores and online shops. For more info on this set check out Topps online page HERE. The Journey to The Force Awakens cards can be found here.
Disney Store Elite Series Mystery Figure:
There is a really cool line of 6″ die-cast figures available at the Disney Store for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that have been out since September 4th for Force Friday, but on December 18th there will be a mystery Force Awakens figure! Many fans, including myself, are thinking that figure will be Luke Skywalker or Supreme Leader Snoke as this figure has been under lock and key with no leaks or images of it yet. It will retail for $25 and will be available for sale this Friday at the Disney Store and Disney Store online.
There will be quite a few different The Force Awakens soundtracks coming out on December 18th. The one pictured above is a Target exclusive soundtrack, which will include two trading cards and a exclusive cover.
The Walmart exclusive soundtrack will come with a Kylo Ren Topps Connections disk along with the regular cover.
The regular edition will be available at most retail stores that sell CDs. This is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and more!
Tons Of New The Force Awakens Books:
“A companion piece to the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” character novels, Star Wars: Before the Awakening is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
“The definitive guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™. Beautiful photography and clear, authoritative text by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo names and explains all the details of costumes, weapons, and accessories. Includes three exclusive, specially commissioned cutaway models produced by Industrial Light & Magic model maker John Goodson.”
“Step inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take you there, from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic—all with unprecedented access. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team impart fascinating insights in bringing director J. J. Abrams’s vision to life; unused “blue sky” concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled.
Bursting with hundreds of stunning works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, this visual feast will delight Star Wars fans and cineastes for decades to come. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the definitive expression of how the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga was dreamed into being.”
There is a lot more Force Awakens books coming that day as well, like Incredible Cross-Sections, sticker books, and more!
The Force Awakens Novelization (Alan Dean Foster)
The official novel for The Force Awakens will only be released digitally on iTunes, Nook, and other digital book readers on the 18th. The physical copy will be released January 6th, 2016.
So make sure to save up some money to pick up some of these awesome Force Awakens items hitting stores on December 18th, 2015. There will most likely be a ton more items to hit stores so be on the lookout. I will for sure be picking up most of the books and action figures that hit that day; let us know in the comments section what items you will be picking up.