New ‘Star Wars’ toys are coming to select Target stores at midnight Friday

Force Friday II is coming!!! What does that mean?

That means at 12:01 a.m. Friday (aka late Thursday night) select Target stores are having a party to sell you 100 plus new “Star Wars” items, with giveaways.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”  is expected in theaters in December, but you can buy toys on Friday. (Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm

It’s all in anticipation of the film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which comes out Dec. 15. “The Last Jedi” is the follow up to the “Force Awakens” and stars Daisy Ridley as Rey.

Rey action figures became available after “The Force Awakens” was released, but it took a while. TARGET

When “The Force Awakens” came out with a girl as the lead character, parents of girls rejoiced and then booed when Rey action figures couldn’t be found.

My advice to Target:

Dear Target,

Be ready on Friday with as much Rey merchandise as possible. We will buy it for our daughters and for ourselves.


Parents Everywhere

Locally, here are the stores participating:

Southwest Austin: 5300 S. MoPac Blvd.,  Austin, TX 78749

Arboretum: 10107 Research Blvd.  Austin, TX 78759

Bee Cave: 3702 RM 620 S.  Bee Cave, TX 78738

Northwest Austin: 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive,  Austin, TX 78717

Pflugerville: 18700 Limestone Commercial Drive,  Pflugerville, TX 78660

Cedar Park: 1101 C-Bar Ranch Trail Lot No. 2,  Cedar Park, TX 78613


Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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