Celebrate Force Friday with 'Star Wars' app

With all the different ways to commemorate Force Friday, it'll be all too easy to be a part of the celebration.

These events began nearly two years ago, with the "Force Awakens Friday" event that led up to Walmart and other retailers debuting new Star Wars toy line-ups in early September 2015 before the highly anticipated December 2015 premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Well, two years ago, in America.

Check out our gallery for the full smorgasbord of Star Wars Lego offerings.

Fans can purchase the collectibles when they arrive in stores on September.

Walmart isn't the only one partaking in pre-Star Wars frenzy. In 2015, when "The Force Awakens" hit the big screen, $700 million was made from "Star Wars" toy sales.

How about augmented reality?

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In addition to the in-store sessions, it was previously announced that augmented reality Star Wars characters would appear in Apple retail stores next week as well. You can then take photos, record videos, and share the experience on social media. Oh, and there'll be an entirely new character that hasn't been revealed as well as favourites such as Admiral Ackbar, Chewie and Stormtrooopers.

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JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman are also on board, which Meagan Sanders of brand owner Disney says shows retailers are having to diversify beyond their core lines.

No, it's a box.

The store will be closed to the public, so the only way you can get in is by ticket only.

Is there a competition? Well here's your chance, as a new AR treasure hunt will allow you to interact with both The Last Jedi's new and returning characters. The franchise will have deals on merchandise all over the country, and some stores will also participate in free giveaways. Sphero founder Adam Wilson tells me that in between these new Star Wars projects, the company worked on perfecting its movie-watching technology, specifically for its Lightning McQueen toy.

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