Star Wars The Last Jedi First Teaser and Poster!

Images courtesy of Lucas films and Disney

Breathe… just breathe…

I’m not freaking out, you’re freaking out! Ok that’s a total lie I am freaking out! The first poster and teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII is here and it is AMAZING!
The next film in the Star Wars saga’s name was revealed in January which led to a lot of speculation and now this first look is only adding to it.

Currently Star Wars Celebration is taking place in Orlando, Florida. And like many I am watching from the sidelines wishing that I was there. I attended the Celebration back in 2015 when it was here in California, in Anaheim. It was a truly memorable experience and I can’t wait to go again (too bad we have to wait until 2019 for the next one). At Celebration a lot of inside information is given during panels about upcoming films, projects, tv shows and more. So it’s no surprise that during this years that a teaser for Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi was released since the film is set to hit theaters this December.

The teaser trailer starts with Rey who looks to be in the middle of her Jedi training. Just from this start you get the sense that this film is going to be much more intense. The rest of the teaser is nothing less than suspenseful. We see Finn in some type of chamber, Poe and BB-8 rushing to a ship, Rey training with Luke and (could it be) more of the Knights of Ren and why Luke disappeared!

“I only know one truth…it’s time for the Jedi to end”

This voice over by Luke is seriously chilling and I am already racking my brain for the meaning behind it.

Trying not to give away all the details so check out the teaser trailer for yourself below!

Cruzin Mama

Force Friday Events!

Image courtesy of Disney Store  © & ™ LucasFilm Ltd.

Image courtesy of Disney Store
© & ™ LucasFilm Ltd.

It’s the final countdown to Force Friday!

So what is Force Friday, well if I have to tell you then you aren’t a true Star Wars fan, I’m just kidding. Force Friday is Friday September 4th and it is the release day of all the new merchandise for the upcoming film. And basically everyone is throwing an event. So let me get right to what’s happening this Friday and where and what celebrations are going on throughout the weekend.

Toys’R’Us

Doors open Friday September 4th at 12:01am at all stores. Get first access to all-new Star Wars toys. There will be an exclusive FREE poster and LEGO commemorative brick only while supplies last. I can guarantee lines will start forming Thursday. *If you happen to be in New York, stop by the Toys’R’Us Times Square location for an out of this world celebration. The fun beings there at 9am on Thrusday with exclusive giveaways, demos and an Ewok victory party.* Visit toysrus.com for more information.

Target

Many locations will be celebrating Force Friday on Friday September 4th with a special opening at 12:01am. Not only will stores be premiering the all-new Star Wars toys there will also be new products and collectibles. And each participating store is hosting a giveaway for a 4-foot Chewbacca doll valued at $199! Then all stores will be hosting in-store events on Saturday September 5th at 11am. Saturday’s event will include demos of the new toys and fun photo ops. Check for participating locations here.

Visit Target on Force Friday to try to win this Wookie!

Visit Target on Force Friday to try to win this Wookie!

Disney Store

Stores are closing early on September 3rd in preparation for Force Friday. They will then reopen on Friday September 4th at 6am. The first 100 guests to make a purchase on Friday will receive a FREE exclusive Star Wars pin. All new Star Wars merchandise will be available then as well. All stores will have a Galactic themed opening on Friday. And the in-store events for the occasion will be: R2-D2 craft, Animation Academy- learn to draw R2-D2, Ways of the Force training, Star Wars storytime, and FREE trading cards while supplies last upon completion of an in-store activity.

Walmart

Select locations will be participating in a midnight opening on September 4th. The new products for The Force Awakens will be available. Only at Walmart will the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Kanan Jarrus Figure. Find a participating store at walmart.com

World of Disney

The World of Disney store located in Downtown Disney is also taking part in the celebration. Opening at midnight on Friday September 4th. All new Force Awakens products will then be available along with parks-exclusive merchandise.

Lastly you can catch all the live-stream unboxing, which gives a first look at all the new products on the Star Wars YouTube channel.

Forget Black Friday it’s all about Force Friday in my home!

Cruzin Mama

Star Wars Celebration 2015 *Recap* Part 1

Star Wars Celebration 2015

Happy Star Wars Day!

Since it’s Star Wars Day it’s the perfect day to share all that I can about the recent Star Wars Celebration that was held in Anaheim, California. The Star Wars Celebration is just what it sounds like, a celebration of all things Star Wars. There was costume characters, replica sets, droids, fans, fun and much more. It was truly an amazing experience and I hope that I will be able to attend another Celebration.

Chicken Boba Fett and a Scout Trooper

Tusken Raider becoming friends with a Droid

Even before you head into the Convention Center you are greeted by fans of all ages and in all types of costumes and fan gear. That’s the great thing about Star Wars it’s for everyone!

Scout Trooper on Endor

There was so much to see and do once inside the convention center it’s almost a bit overwhelming at first. For me it was nice to get a few photo ops done and just walk around to see where everything is. The main floor featured vendor booths, replica sets, exhibits of fan art, collectibles, costumes and more. The Celebration is the perfect place to fill all your Star Wars shopping needs. Many companies attend such as; Hasbro, Lego, Toys”R”Us, Build-A-Bear, Jakks Pacific, Hallmark, DK Publishing, Her Universe, and of course there is the Celebration shop with Celebration exclusive merchandise. Almost all the vendors had exclusive items just for the Celebration and some had a different exclusive item each day. Many also had sneak peeks of upcoming products.

Giant Furbacca

Life Size Vader Hot Wheels Car

Jakks Pacific Fall Sneak Peek

Her Universe Celebration Booth

All the set replicas were amazing! They truly made you feel like you stepped into a Star Wars film. Some were just set up as a part of a vendors booth while most were for awesome photo opportunities.

Endor set replica

Hoth Rebel Base

Luke's Landspeeder

R2-D2 and Jawas

Bacta Tank

Millennium Falcon lounge

501st Exhibit Area

This is only a glimpse of what Star Wars Celebration is. I would love to share every detail but for now I am signing off. Keep an eye out for continuing Celebration posts, the next ones will feature an inside look at the Episode VII special exhibit and the panel of the next season of Disney’s Star Wars Rebels.

And as always May the Force be with you!

Cruzin Mama

Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration 2015

For the next 4 days Star Wars is taking over Anaheim. The 2015 Star Wars Celebration is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center located right across the street from Disneyland. Fans from all over the world are flying in to attend this amazing event. My little family is lucky enough to also be attending!

The Celebration showcases both the original series and also all the upcoming continuations. The exhibit halls are filled with Star Wars memorabilia, fan art, costumes, props from the actual sets, and many special guests. This is an event for the whole family with companies like Toys’R’Us, Build a Bear, Jakks Pacific, Hot Wheels, Lego and many more attending by having booths or activites. One of the activites my kids are looking forward to attending is a Jedi Training Academy.

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

There will be some great chances to catch a glimpse of the props and artwork for the upcoming Star Wars film. JJ Abrams is actually there today speaking about the film! Many of the Orinigal Cast will also be making appearances. This is definitely a celebration you don’t want to miss.

Star Wars Celebration Streaming Live!

Can’t Attend

Well Star Wars has got you covered. For anyone who can’t attend the Celebration it’s ok as you can go to starwars.com and watch a live stream of the fun. I will also be posting on my Instagram account during my time at the event. You can see all my photos at cruzinmamablog

Toys’R’Us Star Wars Giveaway

Star Wars Midnight Madness VIP Shopping Spree

  • No purchase necessary to enter
  • You do NOT have to attend the Celebration to enter
  • Grand Prize
      • A trip for 4 to Toys’R’Us Times Square in NYC
      • First access to the new “The Force Awakens” toy line up
      • $1,000 Toys’R’Us giftcard
      • Airfare, Hotel, and transportation all included!

Star Wars Celebration

April 16th-19th 2015
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, Ca 92802

May the Force be with you!

Cruzin Mama