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The Force Comes to Walmart

In 1977, George Lucas made cinematic history with the release of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Jedi warriors became pop culture icons. Now, after six films and multiple animated series, novels and comic books, the Star Wars franchise is still going strong with the highly anticipated December 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In celebration of the highly anticipated new Star Wars release in December Walmart stores across the country hosted a Midnight event on Friday September 4th. This event included exclusive giveaways, cake and more.  They even showed off some of the awesome new Star Wars Merchandise available now in your local Walmart stores…

If you didn’t get to make it to an event, keep reading… I’ll show you some of the coolest new Star Wars products available now!

Star Wars Legendary Master Yoda:

Train to become a Jedi with Legendary Yoda! Small in size but wise and powerful, Yoda has trained Jedi like Luke Skywalker for over 800 years. Now it’s your turn as Legendary Yoda guides you on the path to becoming a Jedi Master. Standing an impressive 16 inches tall, Yoda’s dynamic motorized body movement and full voice recognition make him the most realistic Star Wars toy ever. He speaks 115 phrases that will lead you to Jedi wisdom and lightsaber mastery. And with dynamic 360-degree movement, Yoda comes to life with never-before-seen lightsaber action!


The definitive lightsaber of the Bladebuilders system provides kids with the unique components needed to create over 100 combinations from their imagination. The Jedi Master Lightsaber comes with a main Lightsaber featuring lights and sounds, two independently-lit lightdaggers, expansion hilt, two elbow connectors, dual connector and cross connector. Combine with other Lightsabers in the BladeBuilders system (each sold separately) and imagine the thrill of battle with a custom Lightsaber!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon:

Launch into action and adventure in the world of Star Wars! Imagine recreating epic battles from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this Battle Action Millennium Falcon vehicle, featuring a pop-up Nerf launcher, lights, motion-activated sound effects and a fold-out playset. This vehicle playset also includes three figures: Chewbacca, Finn (Jakku) and BB-8. Discover the exciting stories of good versus evil in a universe of heroes, villains and aliens with this Battle Action Millennium Falcon vehicle. Collect and battle with these and other figures and vehicles from Star Wars.


And last but not least… My favorite out of the bunch….

Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad:

Now you can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs with the Flying Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon! Fly the most iconic ship in the Star Wars universe right in your own home! The Ultimate Millennium Falcon takes flight with the power of 4 rotors concealed in the body of the ship. Its authentic lights and sounds bring the Millennium Falcon to life as you fly. Activate Hyperspace mode on the remote control and hold on for a fully loaded hyperspace journey. If your deflector shields go down, you’re still in good shape; the Millennium Falcon is constructed from durable high density foam making it resilient to a few photon torpedo hits. With 2.4GHz communication, you can control the Millennium Falcon up to 200 feet away! Join the rebellion and bring Star Wars home with the Millennium Falcon Quad from Air Hogs!

At local Walmart stores and online at Walmart.com, you’ll save on all the latest Star Wars movies and TV shows on DVD, Blu-ray and Video on Demand by VUDU. You’ll also find exciting Star Wars video games, Star Wars books and Star Wars toys, including action figures, LEGO Star Wars sets and more. You can even deck out your space with Star Wars-themed bedding and wall art.

May the Force Be With You.

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