Force Friday Haul

Force Friday has come and gone, and now the countdown for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has entered the double digits! 99 MORE DAYS UNTIL WE GET OUR MINDS METAPHORICALLY BLOWN LIKE ALDERAAN… errr, I mean… too soon?

My Force Friday was crazy busy. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I was really excited!! At first I didn’t think I was going to go, but I casually mentioned it to Jen, not even trying to ask her if she wanted to go, and then she asked, “Which Target do you want to go to?” #bestestbff

Jen and I went to the Target in Elk Grove around 10 pm-ish or so since the one in Stockton wasn’t holding a midnight release for new merch. My main goal was to get anything Captain Phasma and BB-8. Obviously, I know nothing about the two except for the fact that Captain Phasma is a mother flippin’ FEMALE Stormtrooper played by the goddess that is Gwendoline Christie and I feel like those two things alone make her fierce as hell. And BB-8 is stupid adorable. Why wouldn’t I want anything with his mug on it?

Target was pretty organized with its midnight Force Friday event. They told all customers that they could only take one of each item, that way everyone had a chance to buy something — although I didn’t get any of the little action figures or Black Series figures that I wanted. I saw Funko Pops! across the way, but there were 3 huge bikes and a display obstructing my path, but I managed to get through and grab the second to the last Captain Phasma. PHEW! With every purchase customers were given a re-usable tote. I got a BB-8 one!

They were also giving away 3 big ass Chewbacca plushies that you could totally spoon. I was really irritated with the last man who won because you could totally tell he wasn’t a fan. He was probably just there to buy the toys and make a profit off of them on EVILbay eBay. He wasn’t excited AT ALL to have won. I mean, he could’ve at least pretended! — insert angry emoji with steam coming out of the nose

We also went to the Disney Store in Modesto when it opened at 8am so we could get the free pin with purchase! There was another dude there that had no chill whatsoever. He was carrying a big pile of the Elite die cast exclusives and then I saw him accidentally knock over a little girl, and didn’t even apologize! WTF, man? Anyway, we headed to the Target over there to get breakfast and check to see if they had the Star Wars Cover Girl make-up before heading to San Francisco (Jen started school that day, so no, we didn’t just go for Force Friday) and to check out any of the other merchandise they might have left over.

I ended up having buyer’s remorse over the graham crackers

Things I got:

  • Captain Phasma Funko Pop! vinyl
  • BB-8 Funko Pop! vinyl
  • Rey Funko Pop! vinyl
  • Captain Phasma die cast Disney Store exclusive
  • Rey & BB-8 die cast Disney Store exclusive
  • Darth Vader pullover by Fifth Sun
  • Disney Store re-usable bag
  • Disney Store exclusive Force Friday pin
  • Star Wars the Force Awakens poster (not pictured)
  • Stormtrooper mug (didn’t actually buy it on Force Friday, but whatever)
  • Red Light Saber keychain (not pictured)

I was super bummed about not finding a BB-8 Funko, but then I had the brilliant idea to call Barnes & Noble and ask to put 2 on hold — one for me and one for my sister. We got there 15 minutes before closing only to find that they didn’t put them on hold for me AT ALL. Apparently whoever was supposed to put them on hold didn’t print out a paper with my name and number on it, or at least write my info on a sticky note and place it on the items that were supposed to go on hold. I used to work there and placed things on hold for customers quite often. I know how things are supposed to go, so I was livid. Thankfully, there were 2 left on the display (the ones that were supposed to be for me). I really didn’t want to be that customer to go apeshit on an employee, but… y’know. Put things on hold properly, man!

And before Jen went to school we stopped by the Disney Store in downtown San Francisco and they were still giving away The Force Awakens posters! I also bought a little red Light Saber keychain to put on my purse because why not? ☺

Overall, the Force seemed to be quite strong with me on Force Friday. Did any of you participate in Force Friday? What kind of stuff did you get (or not get)? Lemme know in the comments!

cheers

 

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  • I wanted to buy all the things so badly! But in the end, I just got the littlest Chewie that looks like the giant Chewie they were giving away because he was too adorable. I wanted so much of the clothes and the CoverGirl makeup (which is what I really would have splerged on) but I got some of that stuff online so win! 🙂

    PS – I love that you have buyer’s remorse over the graham crackers.

  • I love your loot!! I only went to the Disney store since I had to work Friday and couldn’t hit up the 6am openings. I finally got the nail polish and mascara online but omg was it a hassle to buy!

  • You got so many neat things!! I was sick for Force Friday so I missed all the shopping fun, It wasn’t a total loss though because I did order a BB-8 Funko Pop online and found a BB-8 notebook after the fact.

  • Kristin

    Aww that sounds like such a great way to celebrate Force Friday! I’m annoyed on your behalf that a guy who didn’t even care won one of the Chewbaccas :-/ I wish there were a way to regulate that especially when it comes to convention tickets. I went to the Disney store myself before going to work on Friday and they were already out of the Sphero BB-8 so i immediately ordered one online when I got to my desk! I still need some Captain Phasma loot thought!

  • Omg I love this! I need to check out the new Pop Funko’s!

  • Great haul! I reallly want one of those Phasma Funkos. I had planned to go out and buy one that day, but life got in the way. 🙁 I did buy a Jedi dress from We Love Fine, but my big plan was the Cover Girl. We all know how THAT turned out.

  • Sounds like you had some great stuff. I got to Target the next morning and all of the Funkos were gone, but I did get the kick ass Millennium Falcon quad thing 🙂 I’m so ready to see the Cover Girl stuff whenever that actually makes it to stores.

  • Gaaaah! What a haul! I wasn’t able to go until after work, when the pickings were pretty scarce, but I may have to hunt down a mug once I clear some room, at least…

  • OMG!!! All that goodness +++ goodies!! (that I want madly atm … why did I read this post????)

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