#ForceFriday is one of the most exciting days in Star Wars fans Calendars! There is lots planned across the country to mark the release of the merchandise line for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
Star Wars and Ireland are becoming synonymous with each other, but another name synonymous with Ireland is Arnotts. Dublin premiere department store. A premium store offers a premium experience! Read on to see what the good folks at Arnotts have in store this weekend!
We heard over the HoloNet that the Dark Lord Darth Vader himself will make an appearance, accompanied by a Shadow Guard on 1st September. Perfect for photo opportunities!
Darth Vader: 3pm – 8pm
Shadow Guard: 5pm to 8pm.
Arnotts have also 3 dedicated Star Wars windows on Henry Street. The window display they had for The Force Awakens was absolutely incredible, and I expect nothing less this year!
Find the Force
Arnotts are also joining forces with Disney and Lucasfilm to celebrate ‘Force Friday’ on 1st September and will host a launch for all the new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
All weekend long fans will be able to bring to life some of their favourite Saga characters at Arnotts. In commemoration of the worldwide launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced Find the Force, an unprecedented pop-up Augmented Reality (AR) treasure hunt that unites fans around the world in the battle against the dark side for a unique global three-day event.
From September 1-3, Arnotts invite Star Wars fans to Find the Force by taking part in an augmented reality treasure hunt. Here’s how it works: first, download the Star Wars App, which is your one-stop-shop for all things Star Wars (those who already have the app will need to download the latest version). Then, visit Arnotts on Henry Street to find a graphic that contains the Find the Force logo. When you scan the graphic using the Star Wars App, you’ll reveal a character, who through augmented reality, will appear in the room with you. You can then take photos, record videos, and share the experience on social media. Come back each day to reveal new characters
(15 in total across the program’s three-day run). Click here for more information: www.starwars.com/findtheforce.
If you don’t have the Star Wars app yet (Shame on you!) you can download it right now from the App Store or Google Play.
By sharing photos or videos featuring the in-store AR characters on Twitter or Instagram using #FindtheForce and #Sweepstakes throughout Force Friday II weekend, fans in select global markets can participate in a sweepstakes for the chance to win the ultimate fan experience: tickets to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere in December.
I am absolutely thrilled to see retailers get behind Force Friday. Events are being held all around the country. Arnott’s are hosting this must attend event and Team Blabba are very excited to get stuck in trying to Find the Force!