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Where to go for Star Wars Force Friday II merchandise

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in advertisement for Star Wars Force Friday II

Merchandise, augmented reality, maybe a new trailer?

Disney is planning another of its “Force Friday” events – Force Friday II is scheduled for Friday (of course), Sept. 1, 2017. The event is being marketed as “Find the Force”, with a new augmented reality app for mobile phones and a whole slew of merchandise. No word yet on whether a new trailer for Episode 8 (aka “The Last Jedi”) will also be revealed, but we figure that we’re due for one to get everyone excited for the film that opens on Dec. 15, 2017.

For the Find the Force event, the company is promoting a new feature on its Star Wars app (for iPhone and Android). With the app running, you can look for Star Wars graphics at participating retail locations and websites (here’s the list).

There will be up to five different AR-enabled Star Wars character graphics with the “Find the Force” icons – Rey, Kylo Ren, Poe & BB-8, and two other new characters from The Last Jedi. Two graphics with the Find the Force icon will be available online – Finn and Rose. When you scan the graphics with the app, an augmented reality experience will occur. The company says a “data chip” will be unlocked each time a new AR character experience is revealed, with digital rewards unlocking as you collect more data chips. The company says each graphic reveals a different AR experience every day from Sept. 1-3, so don’t worry about going away for Labor Day weekend, just go shopping!

Her’s a video that shows you what it might look like:


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30 Aug 2017

Geeky stuff you should buy on Amazon Prime Day

UPDATED: OK, the sale is on, so here are some additional geeky items on sale during Amazon’s Prime Day:

Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver

DC Comics Deck Building Game

Firefly: A Celebration (Anniversary Edition)

Heroes Wanted Card Game

GoPro HERO Session with Remote, Memory Card, and Carrying Case

GlowBowl GB001 Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight

A lot of these deals have a time limit, so check back later when we peruse the site for some more deals!

ORIGINAL POST:
Here at Mom and Dad are Geeks, we’re not above celebrating a fake holiday, especially one created by Amazon.com as a way to get you to buy more stuff.

Yes, tomorrow (July 12, 2016) is Prime Day, Amazon’s yearly “shopping event” that wants you to go online for special deals that the online retailer has set up. More importantly, it’s a way to get people to sign up for Amazon Prime, its membership that offers members free shipping as well as access to its streaming media and music services.

On the off chance that you don’t already have an Amazon Prime membership, getting one on Prime Day is a great incentive – you get to participate in the Prime Day sales, and then are ready for the shipping frenzy that occurs later in the year during the holiday shopping season.

One way you can help us, the humble creators of this site, is to sign up via this site. Just click on the banner below, which will give us a small “finders fee” if you sign up for a Prime account (this link gives you a free 30-day trial). Go ahead, we’ll wait for you.

If you already have Prime, clicking on the banner below will give you some great deals on Prime Day:

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11 Jul 2016

Watch us open the June 2016 Marvel Collector Corps box

Our junior staff members are back at it, unboxing the Marvel Collector Corps box that contains several Funko collectibles, a T-shirt, pins, patches and a comic book.

For the June 2016 edition, it’s “Women of Power”, featuring some of the female super-heroes we all love and adore. (Editor’s Note: We realized after we finished filming that our unboxer kept saying “Scarlet Spider”, when in fact it was Spider Gwen. Don’t send us any angry comments!)

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24 Jun 2016

Watch us open the Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty box for May

Smuggler's Bounty May 2016
SPOILER ALERT: Do not watch this video if you’re a subscriber to the Smuggler’s Bounty box for May 2016.

Presenting our first official video for the site – our guest unboxer, Will, takes you on a tour of the Smuggler’s Bounty box for May 2016. The theme is bounty hunters.


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19 May 2016

Smuggler’s Bounty announces Jabba’s Palace box

Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty Jabba's Palace

Funko has announced the theme of July’s Smuggler’s Bounty Star Wars subscription box: Jabba’s Palace. Two beings we hope are represented in some fashion: Salacious Crumb and the Rancor keeper. Fingers crossed.

 

 

17 May 2016

Ferris Buller Pops Funko Coming in June

Funko is killing it with release announcements this week. Coming in June: two versions of Ferris and Cameron.Ferris Bueller Funko Pops

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11 May 2016

Funko’s Golden Girls Are Ready for Pre-order

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And we’re ready. Place your orders (shipping to St. Olaf and all points) here.
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10 May 2016