It seems like the entire planet is just burst with excitement for the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. South Africa has joined the anticipation and Johannesburg as well as Cape Town will be hosting global Star Wars: The Force Awakens events respectively. The event is currently taking place in Sandton City and Canal Walk and will run until 07 September 2015.
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The Star Wars: The Force Awakens events are offering fans of this massive universe a “trip through the Star Wars universe“, and will feature fun and exclusive merchandise, galleries, behind-the-scenes footage, LEGO and much more. One of the most exiting features of this awesome global event is the black box that attendees will notice at the centre of the event. This mysterious box contains some of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise that will be revealed on Force Friday (04 September 2015). The event will cover the entire Star Wars sage which includes the 6 already released movies, the animated series and the soon-to-be-released Chapter VII.
Leslie Ferraro, President, Disney Consumer Products stated that:
Over the course of 18 hours, some of Maker Studios’ biggest stars will each be unboxing a new toy from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line in a different city around the world and sharing the experience live on YouTube. We’ve seen tremendous excitement for these new products and can’t wait to see the global reaction from the Star Wars fan community.