Star Wars Day comes early this year! May 4 (May the Fourth Be With You!) is usually the day all Star Wars fans let their Force Flag fly!
But today, April 5 is a true Star Wars day because Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD! Yes indeed, Episode VII is in the house!
Thanks to my friends over at Hasbro, I got to really celebrate the Galaxy’s Finest in style! Yes, indeed, last week I came home to a mysterious box at my doorstep.
Using my Jedi Mind powers, I quickly deduced that there was… something…. Star Wars-related inside!
Boy was I ever right! Besides getting a Blu-ray/DVD combo of The Force Awakens, the box was loaded with everything I needed for a rockin’ Star Wars party! Action figures, toys, role-play items, party supplies and even snacks!
Specifically, here’s a rundown of what was inside:
- Hero Series Rey (Jakku)
- Takodana Encounter Rey, Finn, Maz Kanata and BB-8 Action Figure 4-pack
- R2-D2 Bop It!
- Kylo Ren Deluxe Electronic Lightsaber
- Nerf Episode VII First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster
- Kylo Ren Mask
- Darth Vader Mask
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray/DVD
- Pop Chips Sea Salt Flavor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens Limited Edition)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens paper plates, cups and napkins
Yeah, you could say The Force is strong with this blogger! Ryan quickly grabbed Kylo Ren’s Bladebuilders lightsaber and couldn’t wait to open up a tri-force of Dark Side on me.
Call me a romantic, but the coolest thing in this box to me was the movie itself.
I could almost hear the harps playing in the distance as my day was suddenly filled with magic. Alas, we had to wait for the weekend to really enjoy it all and have our own Star Wars party. It was a school night after all.
The weekend eventually came, though, so I donned my Kylo Ren gear and prepared for battle.
Jason had other plans. Using the Bladebuilders lightsabers we already had, he prepared for the ultimate battle!
T’was truly a fight for the Jedi ages!
Next up, though, was putting together the Nerf Stormtrooper blaster. A few quick pieces snapped together later and I was suddenly holding what would turn out to be one of the coolest toys I’ve ever played with.
You load the clip, lock it in and then pump the barrel and pull the trigger. There’s even a rapid-fire mode to empty the clip in mere seconds. I am seriously in love with this blaster!
At last, it was time to watch the movie. I’d only seen it twice so far in theaters so I expect to give this disc some serious mileage.
We grabbed our bag of Sea Salt Pop Chips (they’re soooo good!) and sat down to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
This fabulous Force-filled film is extra awesome on Blu-ray/DVD. Take a look at the features loaded onto this special combo collection:
- Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary
- The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script
- Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe
- Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life
- Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren
- John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens
- ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
- Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others
- Plus Deleted Scenes (Awwwww, yeah!)
If you haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet… well, I don’t know what you’re doing reading my blog right now. Until you go buy it and watch it multiple times, we have nothing to talk about. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
In fact, while I’m waiting, I’ll just hop on the couch with my boys and give Star Wars: The Force Awakens another viewing.
May The Force Be With You!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
On DVD/Blu-ray and Digital HD Now!