Star Wars toys revealed in Times Square for Force Friday

What’s better than Star Wars toys? Star Wars toys that you have to wait for at midnight in Times Square. Which is what more than 400 people did the moment Sept. 3 rolled into Sept. 4, aka Force Friday (although some fans queued up at 4:30 p.m.). Mostly, we were looking for toys -- but actually, we were looking for spoilers for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Is there a particular toy that will give away some crucial plot detail?

In a word, no (although the Washington Post found a voice-changing mask revealed phrases from the upcoming film). But we did see toys galore ... including the attention-getting BB-8. 

Attendees included fans of ages, some Jedi and Sith to provide flair, and Steve Sansweet (Lucasfilm’s fan relations advisor, curator of Rancho Obi-Wan and titleholder of the Guinness Book of World Records’ largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia).

Although shoppers walked away with multiple bags crammed full of Star Wars goodies, I could only confirm the largest expenditure that I saw: a little over $200. But it wouldn’t surprise me if someone left with a much larger hole in their credit card.

Here’s a look at some of the goodies my dad, ahem, a professional photographer and I saw at this particular store. (Thanks to Dr. Barry Pinchefsky for his camerawork.)

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