Star Wars fans have waited six months to celebrate Star Wars Force Friday II, and retailers across South Mississippi are gearing up for the launch.
The global event was announced in February and the lead-up to the event is revealing more products that will be included.
From Friday through Sunday, fans will get their first look at the new toys, apparel, collectibles and gadgets from the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie that will open Dec. 15. According to the Star Wars website, the movie follows the further adventures of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Leia (the late Carrie Fisher) and Rey (Daisy Ridley).
National retailers such as Walmart, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Books-A-Million, Best Buy and Target have special promotions and events planned. Some stores at 12:01 a.m. Friday for the launch.
The Disney Store at Gulfport Premium Outlets will open early at 8 am. Friday to give fans the first details on the global launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise, and the Star Wars festivities will continue throughout the weekend.
Labor Day Weekend sales also will be held at several of the outlet stores.