The coolest toys revealed on the ‘Star Wars’ unboxing livestream

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Sarah Weber

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Published Sep 3, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:08 am CDT

Star Wars fans in the United States are eagerly awaiting the stroke of midnight—the moment when they can get their hands on a boatload of toys for the new movie The Force Awakens

To make the wait that much more agonizing—or, okay, to help pass the time—Lucasfilm hosted an all-night livestreamed unboxing event on YouTube to give fans a peek at some of the toys coming to their store shelves.

The 18-hour livestream spanned the globe, beginning in Sydney, Australia, and wrapping up at 11am ET at Lucasfilm’s headquarters in San Francisco.

Giant boxes of the new Star Wars toys are sitting in the back rooms of toy stores right now. (If you’re dying to do something, you can sign up to receive information about Sphero’s real-deal BB-8 toy.) We’ve got reporters on the scene at Toys ‘R’ Us in Times Square keeping an eye on all of the Force Friday festivities. 

But while we’re waiting for the big moment, let’s take a look at some of the toys revealed during the live unboxing event. 

Poe Dameron’s Lego X-wing fighter

This Lego set get bonus awesome points because it’s so interactive. Not only do the iconic x-shaped wings have two positions (open and closed), but you can launch the fighter’s missiles with the touch of a button. Plus, because it’s a Lego set, you get the extra fun of building it yourself. Rolling droid BB-8 sits in his slot behind the cockpit, where you’ll find Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (played by Oscar Isaac in the movie).



Gigantic talking stormtrooper

Think the 31-inch First Order stormtrooper and Kylo Ren are impressive? Check out the epically huge 48-inch stormtrooper. The big guy has five or six sound effects and phrases, which you can activate by pushing a button or triggering a sensor. Imagine him telling your friends “drop your weapon” or “I’m taking you into custody” when they walk into your living room. 


Huge Millennium Falcon

The last reveal of the livestream was a good one. This awesome Millennium Falcon playset has just about everything you could want in a Star Wars toy. There are action figures (Chewbacca, Finn, and BB-8), tons of interior and exterior details, and a pop-up cannon that fires Nerf missiles. Nerf missiles!



Millennium Falcon and X-wing drones

You know you’ve always wanted to pilot the Millennium Falcon. Well, now you can, even if you’re not Harrison Ford. This Millennium Falcon quadcopter drone is made out of high-density foam, so it’ll survive as you learn how to fly it using an included remote control. There’s also an X-wing drone, so start gathering your friends now and soon you’ll have the makings of a neighborhood squadron. 



There are many more toy reveals where those came from. If you didn’t watch the whole livestream overnight, you can catch an abbreviated four-hour version with all of the reveals here. 

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*First Published: Sep 3, 2015, 2:40 pm CDT