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Star Wars Force Friday

There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?

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This coming Friday (4 September 2015), Star Wars fans around the world will get a first look at new products inspired by the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the world’s first live, global toy unboxing event unfolds across 12 countries, 15 cities and 18 hours. Selected toys and merchandise will be revealed for the first time on YouTube.

The celebration will be hosted out of Los Angeles, with live unboxings beginning in Sydney, Australia (evening of 2 September US time), and the grand finale at Lucasfilm, home of Star Wars, in San Francisco (morning of 3 September US time). Catch all the action on Star Wars YouTube channel.

In Singapore, the Force Friday event will be held at Toys R Us, United Square, Atrium on 4 September from 0001 to 0230 Singapore time. Besides getting first dibs on Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and merchandise, there will be an exciting line up of events for fans to participate in, including best dressed impersonator competition and Star Wars trivia with prizes to be won.

The first 300 customers who purchase Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise will also get a goodie bag. The top Toys R Us Star Card Spender for the night will be rewarded with a Limited Hasbro Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy.

See you at Toys R Us, United Square this coming Friday! May the Force be with you.

SG50 Gundam Model Kit to be launched exclusively at Gundam Docks at Singapore

Singapore will be getting its very own SG50 limited edition Gundam model kits. Available exclusively during Gundam Docks at Singapore, the HG RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver. SG50 model kit is designed by the legendary mechanic designer Kunio Okawara.

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Sales of the SG50 Gundam model kit starts on 4 June, as part of the the Gundam Docks at Singapore exhibition which runs from 4 – 28 June. Fans who purchase the SG50 GUNDAM Model Kit will stand a chance to get an autograph from Kunio Okawara himself at an autograph session on 6 June 3pm at Takashimaya.

In addition to the model kit, related SG50 Gundam merchandise will be available during the exhibition. Pricing will be announced closer to date.

Gundam Docks at Singapore with 6 metres tall Gundam and Zaku

Fans of Gundam, rejoice! In celebration of the 35th anniversary of GUNDAM model kit and in conjunction with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, the “Gundam Docks at Singapore” will be held at Ngee Ann City from 4 to 28 June 2015. One of the largest such exhibitions outside Japan, the approximately 4,000sqm showcase will include over 200 models of the phenomenal Gundam series. There will also be over 10 booths selling Gundam merchandises including exclusive editions at Takashimaya Square, B2.

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Witness the fight between Earth Federation vs Principality of Zeon as the RX-78-2 Gundam, the largest Gundam to be showcased outside Japan, come face to face with Char’s Zaku at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. The Gundam and Zaku are around 6 metres each, at a scale of 1:3, and weighs two tonnes each. Accompanied by daily light and sound shows held in the evenings, this is an activity you cannot miss as the war drama comes to life before your eyes.

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Admission for the exhibition is free, and the exhibition will open from 10am to 9.30pm daily. Visit the website for more updates and details.

Gundam Docks at Singapore
Date: 4 – 28 June 2015
Time: 10am – 9:30pm
Venue: Ngee Ann City

Most streamed Star Wars tracks on Spotify

Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you. Since today is May the 4th, Spotify is revealing the most streamed Star Wars tracks.

It is no surprise that Duel Of The Fates from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is most streamed Star Wars song globally.

Top 10 Most Streamed Star Wars Songs, Globally
1. Duel Of The Fates from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
2. Imperial Attack
3. Cantina Band
4. The Imperial March – Darth Vader’s Theme
5. Anakin vs. Obi-Wan
6. Battle of the Heroes
7. Cantina Band #2
8. Anakin’s Dark Deeds
9. Anakin’s Betrayal
10. The Moisture Farm

In Singapore, the most streamed Star Wars song is Cantina Band. HAR? Seriously? Really? It’s as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

I was expecting something like Duel of Fates or Imperial March to be number 1. Or at least the main theme song or Anakin vs. Obi-Wan.

Top 10 Most Streamed Star Wars Songs in Singapore
1. Cantina Band
2. Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner – Medley
3. The Moisture Farm
4. Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force – Medley
5. The Imperial March – Darth Vader’s Theme
6. Main Title/The Ice Planet Hoth – Medley
7. Burning Homestead
8. Landspeeder Search/Attack of the Sand People – Medley
9. Qui-Gon’s Noble End – Voice
10. Cantina Band #2

You can now listen to the Top 10 Most Streamed Star Wars Songs Globally from the playlist below. If you are from Singapore, please help to play songs like Duel Of The Fates or The Imperial March more often so that Cantina Band will not be the most streamed Star Wars Song in Singapore next Star Wars Day.

Celebrate the Force this weekend at Suntec

Singapore will be celebrating Star Wars Day this weekend (2nd and 3rd) at Suntec City Mall, East Atrium. The 2 days event is organised by the folks behind last year’s Star Wars Day celebration at Jurong East Library. It is a must go for all Star War fans in Singapore and nearby star system.

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Follow the Facebook event page for event schedule and the latest updates. You wouldn’t want to miss the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion appearance. Kids will love the FightSabre workshop. So many things happening, I think I might end up spending the entire weekend there.

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See you at Suntec this weekend. And may the Force be with you.