Last week we told you about the Toys”R”Us/Star Wars Midnight Madness sweepstakes. Beginning on Sunday, May 3, Toys”R”Us is hosting an adventure with a special Star Wars Day in-store event. Families will be invited to dress-up and participate in a LEGO Star Wars make-and-take build, as well as signing-up for the VIP Sweepstakes.
And, from May 3rd through May 9th, all Star Wars merchandise at Toys“R”Us will be 40% off. So, if you’re interested in what else Toys“R”Us is doing to create an immersive Star Wars experience for fans, you can visit their online Star Wars destination at Toysrus.com/DestinationStarWars.
From the official Toys”R”Us press release:
Toys“R”Us® stores worldwide and Toysrus.com are set to bring customers to a galaxy far, far away with a year-long celebration in honor of the epic Star Wars saga. The adventure begins in the U.S. on Sunday, May 3, withStar Wars Day events taking place at all Toys“R”Us locations across the country, during which young Jedis and their families are invited to visit their local store dressed in their Star Wars best, receive giveaways and more.* Shoppers can also browse hundreds of products based on the blockbuster franchise, including items they can’t find anywhere else, at Toys“R”Us stores and Toysrus.com/StarWars.
“Since the debut of the Star Wars toy line nearly 40 years ago, Toys“R”Us has been a one-stop destination for generations of Star Wars enthusiasts looking to find the broadest assortment of playthings and collectibles based on the hit series,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “This year, and in the years to come, we are leveraging our global footprint and toy authority position to bring this hot property to fans around the world, providing them with best-in-class products and exclusives, epic in-store boutiques, special events, unique promotions and much more.”
On Sunday, May 3, all Toys“R”Us locations in the U.S. will celebrate Star Wars Day with one-of-a-kind in-store experiences. Fans of all ages who visit their local store from 12 noon – 2pm are invited to dress as their favorite Star Wars character, take a picture with Geoffrey the Giraffe and experience a special LEGO® Star Wars build and giveaway, while supplies last.
Event attendees can also enter to win a $1,000 Toys“R”Us gift card and a trip for four to Toys“R”Us Times Square in New York City for a private Star Wars shopping experience this fall. More information about the Star Wars Midnight Madness VIP Shopping Spree and entry rules surrounding the sweepstakes are available atToysrus.com/VIPsweeps.
Additionally, gamers can gear up for adventure by preordering Star Wars Battlefront™, the ultimate Star Wars video game experience, at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com. Developed by DICE – creators of the award-winning Battlefield series – the game will be available November 17, 2015 and will allow players to immerse themselves in the epic Star Wars battles they’ve always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of their own.
In preparation for the debut of the new 2015 film, Star Wars aficionados can add to their collections and shop the following Star Wars Saga products, available now exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com/StarWars:
LEGO® Star Wars™ Battle Droid Troop Carrier from the LEGO Group
Bring in reinforcements at the Battle of Naboo with the LEGO® Star Wars™ Battle Droid Troop Carrier. Star Wars enthusiasts can help the Pilot Battle Droids unload the racks of Battle Droids and detachable blaster racks before the Gungan Warrior has time to take aim and fire. As featured in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, this detailed transporter also features a detachable driver compartment that can be attached at either end, as well as hidden wheels to help it glide across the floor. The set includes a Gungan Warrior minifigure with a weapon, plus 2 Pilot Battle Droids and 12 Battle Droids with weapons. No batteries required. Ages 8 to 14 years.
LEGO® Star Wars™ Coruscant Police Gunship from the LEGO Group.
Slide open the cockpit, jump in and get ready to transport the Clone Shock Troopersinto the heat of battle with this 481-piece LEGO® Star Wars™ set. As featured in Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series, the Coruscant Police Gunship has sliding doors, folding wings and landing gear, 2 spring-loaded blasters and a rear weapon compartment containing 3 lightsabers and 2 blasters. Little builders can then deploy any of the 4 included minifigures: Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka and 2 Shock Troopers. No batteries required. Ages 8 to 11 years.
Operation Star Wars™ Edition from Hasbro®
It’s the game that brings Star Wars to the operating room. Little surgeons will be challenged to find and remove some special Defective Droid parts that are giving C-3PO and R2-D2 trouble. Players will find a Pain in the Neck, a Bad Memory Module, a Hiccupping Hologram, a Cranky Crankshaft and more. They can also earn Galactic Credits for successfully extracting these pesky parts from Droid friends. Caution is required, as R2-D2 will whistle and beep if kids touch the metal sides. Hands will have to be steady to win in this intergalactic version of Operation. Requires 4 “AAA” batteries (not included). Ages 6 years and up.
Star Wars™ R2-D2’s in Trouble® Star Wars™ Edition Game from Hasbro®
R2-D2 is stuck in a force field in this Star Wars™ version of the classic Trouble®game, and it’s up to Luke Skywalker and C-3PO to set him free. When players move their pawns all over the board, the Pop-O-Matic die roller even makes real R2-D2 sounds. The player who gets them all to the finish area first, wins! Requires 3 “AAA” batteries (demo batteries included). Ages 5 years and up.
From the looks of things, Toys”R”Us is really rolling out the big guns for 2015 and the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Coincidentally, May 3rd is the day before our big Star Wars day, “May the 4th be with you.” Be sure to check back with Dork Side of the Force, as we will be bringing you all the fun from the 4th!