UPDATE 2! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Global Toy Unboxing Event. Sphero BB-8 Revealed and Many More!


Force Friday is almost upon us!  Are you ready?  More importantly, is your pocket book ready?


The Star Wars Youtube channel kicked things off last night with a live stream of the event beginning in Sydney, Australia where three lucky kids got to open the Bladebuilders build-your-own lightsaber.  Soon after we got a look at Poe Dameron’s X-Wing in L.A. and then we caught a glimpse of the 31″ Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtrooper figures in Tokyo giving us the first detailed look at Kylo Ren’s helmet.


Bladebuilder Lightsaber
Bladebuilders Lightsaber


Bladebuilder and 31inch Kylo Ren
31″ Kylo Ren Figure


At 3:00 a (GMT) we were treated to a special unboxing event in Seoul, South Korea where we got our first look at Lego’s take on Poe’s X-Wing.  I was able to get some screenshots of the unboxing…


Lego Poe 2 Lego Poe 6 Lego Poe 7 Lego Poe 8 Lego Poe 11 Lego Poe 12 Lego Poe 13 Lego Poe 15 Lego Poe 16 Lego Poe 18 Lego Poe 19


Click here to watch the live stream of the event.







More images from the 18-hour live unboxing event (some images courtesy of IGN)!


Sydney, Australia

Bladebuilders Lightsaber


Tokyo, Japan

31″ Kylo Ren, 31″ First Order Stormtrooper, & 48″ First Order Stormtrooper!


Madrid, Spain

Micromachine SD 1
Micromachines Star Destroyer

Micromachine SD 2 Micromachine SD 3 Micromachine SD 4 Micromachine SD 5 Micromachine SD 6


Berlin, Germany

Berlin 1
LEGO Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle

Berlin 2 Berlin 3


Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town 1
LEGO First Order Transporter

Cape Town 2


Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
Escape from Jakku Hot Wheels Trackset and Cars


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Los Angeles
Poe’s X-Wing


Paris, France

Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber (Disney Store Exclusive)


London, England


And just in case you’re disappointed with all this plastic and are looking for something a little more hardcore…well they’ve got you covered…Check out the Disney Store exclusive highly detailed and poseable elite Die-cast figures!


Elite 1 Elite 2 Elite 3London 14 London 12 London 13 London 11 London 10London 8 London 6London 3



And every child should have one of these…



Falcon Bed
Millennium Falcon Bed by Pottery Barn



Check out IGN’s article for more images and detailed descriptions of  the new toys.





And the biggest reveal is a LEGO Millennium Falcon and Sphero BB-8. Check out this incredible little fella, operated by your phone:







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Jordan Pate is Co-Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net, of which he is also a member of the book and comic review team. He loves all things Star Wars, but when he's not spending time in the galaxy far far away, he might be found in our own galaxy hanging out in Gotham City or at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, NY.

Jordan Pate (Hard Case)

Jordan Pate is Co-Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net, of which he is also a member of the book and comic review team. He loves all things Star Wars, but when he's not spending time in the galaxy far far away, he might be found in our own galaxy hanging out in Gotham City or at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, NY.

70 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Global Toy Unboxing Event. Sphero BB-8 Revealed and Many More!

  • September 3, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Santa just came.

    • September 3, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      urrrrgh. I hope he cleaned it up.

      • September 3, 2015 at 7:53 pm

        It’s ok. He only came down the chimney.

    • September 3, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Me too

    • September 3, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      White Christmas?

    • September 4, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      So did I…

  • September 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Andi Gutierrez rules!

  • September 3, 2015 at 10:19 am

    So BB-8 is in Poes Xwing?

    • September 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Yes, but it is unclear if they only hook up after Poe and Finn crash-land on Jakku, or they share a history before (bb-8 crashes on Jakku when Poe gets captured.)

      • September 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm

        My speculation is that BB-8 is Poe’s personal droid, has a secret compartment inside of him that houses Luke’s old lightsaber which Poe finds on Jakku (something Kylo Ren wants) and so he send BB-8 off into the desert just before he gets captured by the First Order.

        Then BB-8 finds Rey and boom.

        • September 3, 2015 at 4:34 pm

          o wow di you jus make that up?

  • September 3, 2015 at 10:30 am

    What they made with the blade builder looks like a sai. A light sai saber. 😛

    • September 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm


  • September 3, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Who is the guy with Andi?

    • September 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      His name is Anthony Carboni. He’s a host and writer and has made stuff with Discovery,
      BBC America, Nerdist, Sony,
      and YouTube NextLab.

      • September 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm

        Thanks HC

    • September 3, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Just wondering… maybe the mysterious planet is Jakku and the young girl Rey?

      • September 3, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        That would make Rey over 30 years old. . which. . .probably not.

    • September 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      The more I hear Sarco Plank’s name, the more I think of it as an euphemism for taking a dump.

  • September 3, 2015 at 11:21 am

    It’s a trap!
    I cannot with good conscience spend money on plastic when the world is what it is.
    I have decided to donate the money I would’ve/could’ve used on TFA stuff to charity.

    Should the film blow my mind I might get some kind of souvenir for the shelf, but then it will be something of high quality.

    • September 3, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Charity is a scam. Help someone directly instead.

    • September 3, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      I’m glad you’re willing to change the world and make it a better place no matter how minimal the impact of your donations and empathy are.

      I’m not even trying to be cynical about it.

      Like someone else said, you should donate to those you know directly and will help them out first hand. You don’t know where that money which is being given to charities actually goes and I fear it mostly goes into someone’s bank account to spend on whatever fancy clothes, jewelry, or car.

    • September 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      I was ready to spend recklessly, by you Ree have awakened my compassion. So, today charity donation, then it’s toy time

  • September 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Any chance of the official trailer being unboxed this weekend?

  • September 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    sorry but this unboxing event is just total hype and bullshit. seriously….. unboxing of the next star wars toys live streaming ? makes me wonder how the hype machine will be spinning the weeks before the film comes out. Living in a country that will actually see the film 2 days before its US release i hope we skip all the crazyness.

    • September 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      By December, Star Wars will rule the shelves, all of them.

  • September 3, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    the toys look like garbage, move along.

    • September 4, 2015 at 3:33 am

      Lego sets look great, Robotic BB-8 is amazing, some figures are okay, and yeah. Not all of them are garbage.

  • September 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Is it just me, or is the Kylo mask/helmet a bit devoid of interesting form? So far its the only thing, design wise, from TFA that I am still not on board with.

    • September 3, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Well, I’m not the fan either. To me, for now atleast,as a villain, he looks worse than Maul, worse than Vader, but better than everyone else. So it’s not too bad, and it kinda reminds of Revan atleast. We’ll see how it turns out in the movies though.

    • September 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Yes. I agree it looks like shit. I hate the silver lines on kylos mask. Looks so cheap for a villain. I’m so sick of Lego everything! Why don’t they just make real movie like x-wing and ships. The die cast figures are the only cool ones

      • September 3, 2015 at 5:24 pm

        I hope you step on a LEGO brick.

  • September 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Cool, glad to see Korea warm up to Star Wars. I lived there for 4 years and most folks had not seen the OT. They said they thought the movies were more for kids, not adults. I love Korea.

    • September 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      I live in Seoul now, and there’s a pretty substantial fandom here. In fact, there’s a Star Wars webtoon which is, I’m told, very popular right now.

  • September 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    at London unboxing they said the Black series are only available at Disney stores

    • September 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      That was the Elite Die-cast figures not the Black Series. 🙂

  • September 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Black series figures are totally awesome and they are articulated diecast at that

  • September 3, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    saving my money for popcorn on 18th december

  • September 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Ain’t a single thing I want. Maybe the 6″ Black Series, or some of the Lego sets- but I’m in no hurry (mainly because I’m broke). Even if I had money, it wouldn’t be a mad dash shopping spree.. There will be a better selection come Christmas.

  • September 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Trailer today?

  • September 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Who cares for these stupid toys. So Disney will make new Star Wars trilogy just to sell more toys?!

    • September 4, 2015 at 3:35 am

      You act as if the other Star Wars movies never sold any toys. They did, probably far more than this movie.

  • September 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I’m gonna be grabbing a few toys for my son (and maybe myself) at midnight tonight. With my limited budget, this will take about five minutes. But then I’m gonna spend the next hour or so reading the backs of all the packages looking for clues. 🙂

  • September 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I’m gonna buy the 30″ First Order stormtrooper,
    then break it in front of a poor kid’s face! lol

  • September 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    The toys look cool, but I’m saving all my Star Wars money for repeat viewings of TFA. I’ve waited too long for this!

  • September 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    The nicest figures are Disney store exclusives, what a slap in the face to collectors.

  • September 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm


    • September 3, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      “Kids toys”. If you want something more mature, try reading a book. I recommend Aftermath

      • September 3, 2015 at 6:42 pm

        Cool, recommeding the book that wasn’t published yet.

        • September 3, 2015 at 6:49 pm

          Mine comes in today at the book store so there’s that…

          • September 4, 2015 at 12:53 am

            Aftermath is on the shelves at most Walmarts right now. At least it was at mine. And I live in an outer rim territory.

    • September 4, 2015 at 3:36 am

      *There are adults buying collector’s items of their favorite franchise*

  • September 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I want that BB8!

  • September 3, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    i really really couldnt care less about toys . i like the films – everything else …….. meh

  • September 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I won’t be collecting Star Wars toys etc.

    For once you start down that path, forever, will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will, like countless fans before you.:)

    No, I’ll buy a lump of clay and sculpt my own stuff.

    • September 4, 2015 at 1:06 am

      So SW toys are like potato chips? Or french fries? You can’t just have one?

  • September 3, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Guys, check out the Lego Kylo Ren helmet… It sort of looks like Darth Vader’s helmet from the back. Do you think there is any connection?

    • September 4, 2015 at 1:05 am

      I think that Ren salvaged the back of Vader’s helmet and is using it as his own. Another site pointed out that it has alot of scrapes and damage on it. Sure it could be battle damage on some other helmet too but I think not.

  • September 3, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Hot Toys revealed a few cool things about the new stormtroopers arsenal, some will have rigs for their blasters ala Vasquez from Aliens, some will have a riot shield and stick for crowd control ( im guessing in the opening scenes on Jakku) http://postimg.org/image/uvp5veu41/

  • September 3, 2015 at 9:45 pm


  • September 3, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Poor Artoo, he’ll be sadly missed 🙁

  • September 4, 2015 at 2:02 am

    The flying Millennium Falcon is cool, Lego sets are cool, and I like the new X-wing.

  • September 4, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Really bizarre seeing a cache of toys for a story we know nothing about

    • September 4, 2015 at 7:10 am

      It’s Star Wars man, it’s all you need to know.

  • September 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    My assistant has a shopping list and is off to the toy store this morning. On his list…
    – Battle Action Millennium Falcon
    – 3.75 inch Poe’s X-Wing
    – BB-8 remote control (not the one here, I’m going to have to order that online, but this one’s bigger, so that’s cool)
    – U-Command remote control AT-AT Walker
    – 5 Air Hogs remote control X-Wing
    – 1 Air Hogs remote control Falcon (I don’t care what people say about it, it flies damnit!)
    – Kylo Ren deluxe lightsaber
    – 7 Blade Builders Nerf Luke Skywalker lightsabers and 7 Vader lightsabers (for my staff)

    .. and then there’s the really hokey stuff.
    – Star Wars Catch Phrase game
    – Star Wars Risk game
    – R2D2’s In Trouble Game (remember Popomatic Trouble?)

    Then, I think, my office is going to have the most unproductive day in our history as we play with toys all day.

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