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Preparation for events/appearances, and discussions + photo-sharing afterwards.
 #24163  by MattG
 Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:49 pm
Force Friday II, the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys, is confirmed to be taking place in NZ, with a few stores around the country opening at midnight (i.e., on the evening of Thursday August 31st).

First up on the list is SWNZ sponsor Toyco, based in Wagener Pl, St Luke, Auckland. Toyco will launch their products in store and online ( http://www.Toyco.co.nz ) simultaneously, and in terms of product range, have informed me that they will "have all and anything we can get".
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 #24164  by MattG
 Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:53 pm
Also, Mike L has been able to get information and post over on the SWNZ Facebook Group about Toyworld stores that will be opening at midnight ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/SWNZdis ... 666782415/ ). The following will have midnight events:
  • Albany
  • Tower Junction Christchurch
  • Sylvia Park Auckland
  • Wellington
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 #24165  by MattG
 Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:14 am
Facebook event for the Toyco midnight opening: https://www.facebook.com/events/1247072 ... y%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
 #24168  by kyloren
 Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:18 am
MattG wrote:Force Friday II, the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys, is confirmed to be taking place in NZ, with a few stores around the country opening at midnight (i.e., on the evening of Thursday August 31st).

First up on the list is SWNZ sponsor Toyco, based in Wagener Pl, St Luke, Auckland. Toyco will launch their products in store and online ( http://www.Toyco.co.nz ) simultaneously, and in terms of product range, have informed me that they will "have all and anything we can get".
Woo hoo! I'll be there! :)
 #24170  by MattG
 Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:26 am
Update: the Toyco midnight opening event is very much on. Read more in following posts.

That's very much a shame. Here's the link to Toyco's FB post: https://www.facebook.com/events/1247072 ... story=null

The Toyworld events mentioned in the second post are still on as far as we know.
 #24171  by Archon Revuge
 Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:22 am
(I've already posted this info in the Store Reports thread, but thought it couldn't hurt to add it here for those who are planning their Force Friday buy-up.)

Farmers currently have 3 3/4" single figures reduced from $17.99 to $11.99 and 3 3/4" 2-packs reduced from $34.99 to $19.99, and shelf tags confirm that these deals will run until September 3rd (including Force Friday).

No word yet on what kinds of deals The Warehouse or Toyworld will be offering, but I'll be sure to add them here as soon as I find out.
 #24176  by MattG
 Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:43 am
The Toyco, St Lukes, midnight opening event is definitely back on. They kept the pressure on the local Disney offices, and have sorted out approval. This is the event we'll be going to, so sing out if you'll be there :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/361843870904617/
 #24179  by MattG
 Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Reverend Strone wrote:Thanks for digging up and sharing this info, folks. :)
Are you going to get to your local Wellington event Daniel?

Some more details for the Toyworld events are here: https://www.facebook.com/ToyworldNZ/pho ... 17/?type=3
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