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Today is "Force Friday," the day a lot of "The Force Awakens" toys and other merchandise is being released. Cards are also being given away.

http://www.starwars.com/news/force-friday-event-guide

I went to a Disney Store today but the employee I talked to said the cards are being given only to kids participating in event activities. At some point I think they'll start giving them to people who ask.
 
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Today is "Force Friday," the day a lot of "The Force Awakens" toys and other merchandise is being released. Cards are also being given away.

http://www.starwars.com/news/force-friday-event-guide

I went to a Disney Store today but the employee I talked to said the cards are being given only to kids participating in event activities. At some point I think they'll start giving them to people who ask.


Catskilleagle,

That Disney Store Cast Member should be fired on the spot for telling you, 'only kids can participate in their Star Wars Events.' There are no age limits when it comes to Disney, especially when it comes to the adults that are the ones buying their products {e.g.; movies, t-shirts, toys, and especially the 5K some of us just dropped for a week of fun at WD World LOL}
This past Saturday I took my wife and son up to Braintree, MA {just south of Boston} and all three of us participated in the SW Event {drawing BB-8} and we got a few cards for doing it.
so don't let them sh*t you!

Freddy

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Freddy,
I can't say any better! "especially when it comes to the adults that are the ones buying their products." I asked the so call cast member this past Saturday. You know what she told me, she don't know anything about giving out free Star Wars trading card. I just walk out. After I spend all that money over years buying like you said movies, t-shirts, toys for my kids and now the cast member said that to me. This is no promotions or celebration. It call disappointment.

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My luck was much better. I asked and we went to the register where there was a box of the cards. The cast member pulled one of each and gave me a Star Wars clip.
 
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Wow, I wasn't that lucky (and couldn't be, we have no Disney Store out here), but I did get a set for $20 online (and I've already got it here, so they shipped fast!) which looks to be a very good deal.
Even so, free is better. Big congrats on the good fortune!

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A lot of begging and an hour drive got me a set. The store near me told me they did not even know what I was talking about. THIS WAS NOT AN OUTLET STORE WHICH I KNOW DOES NOT HAVE THEM. I was lucky to get one set. It really bothers me that so many of these are for just kids when we all know it's just a marketing tool to get the adults into the stores to spend $. How many little kids at D23? I have no idea but Disney knows adults collect. Now if someone could help me complete my trivia cards or D23 cards that would be cool.
 
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So these 8 new Disney Store promos come in 2 versions-- physical cards and digital ?

I see digital sets selling cheaply, but the actual cards with high asking prices
 
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Freddy,

Yeah, that's what I was thinking but I assumed she was just telling me the policy. I have never been to a store when they were having an event. I get the feeling there is some turnover in these stores so not everyone knows the rules nor is paying attention.

The thing about the cards is that they are designed to pay homage to the original Topps cards which would likely not be recognized by a child but would be by their parents or even grandparents. These look like cards for everybody.

I will have to try again next week.

Jess



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Originally posted by catskilleagle:
Today is "Force Friday," the day a lot of "The Force Awakens" toys and other merchandise is being released. Cards are also being given away.

http://www.starwars.com/news/force-friday-event-guide

I went to a Disney Store today but the employee I talked to said the cards are being given only to kids participating in event activities. At some point I think they'll start giving them to people who ask.


Catskilleagle,

That Disney Store Cast Member should be fired on the spot for telling you, 'only kids can participate in their Star Wars Events.' There are no age limits when it comes to Disney, especially when it comes to the adults that are the ones buying their products {e.g.; movies, t-shirts, toys, and especially the 5K some of us just dropped for a week of fun at WD World LOL}
This past Saturday I took my wife and son up to Braintree, MA {just south of Boston} and all three of us participated in the SW Event {drawing BB-8} and we got a few cards for doing it.
so don't let them sh*t you!

Freddy
 
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Really? Someone should lose their job because of a silly little trading card? Geez, no wonder people are leaving the hobby by the busload; heaven forbid that a CHILD actually receives one of these cards. Don't get me wrong, I like the promo stuff as much (or more) as the next collector, but it's just a HOBBY after all folks. Maybe it's time to just chill out a bit and consider switching to Sanka...sigh
 
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Really? Someone should lose their job because of a silly little trading card? Geez, no wonder people are leaving the hobby by the busload; heaven forbid that a CHILD actually receives one of these cards. Don't get me wrong, I like the promo stuff as much (or more) as the next collector, but it's just a HOBBY after all folks. Maybe it's time to just chill out a bit and consider switching to Sanka...sigh


I was basically kidding, but now that I think about it...maybe they just needs a good talking to, because Disney is supposed to be for the 'Kids In All Of Us', not just people below the age of 13.

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I have been to my local store 3 times. First time I got 2 cards and had to beg. Next time 5 days later they told me they never got them and gave me 4 packs of Series 1 2014 May The Fourth. Back 2 days later and they said yes they have them and bought out a full box of what looked like 500 of them and made a set for me. So worked out fine. Each time there were different employees there so could be a case of not everyone knows about it or have different views on how to distribute them. Bottom line, keep trying!
 
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I asked on Saturday Dec 19 if they had any promos for the movie release. I was told that they didn't have anything but had some left over cards from Force Friday. This is what they gave me.



Are these part of the new set?

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That's the fourth and final version of 8 card promo set, the very first cards ever made for the new movie.

The first version was 4 of the cards in random ESB Illustrated boxes and the other 4 in the SDCC Marvel "Lando" Promo comic. These have a flat, rough (Heritage style) surface. This is the hardest one to make, mostly due to the 4 from the ESB Illustrated boxes. Only a limited part of the run held them, and there's no way to know what sealed boxes held them, and many of those boxes remain unsold, and thus, unopened.

The second version is 4 of the cards in random Revenge of the Sith 3D boxes and the other 4 found one per case in Star Wars chrome Jedi Vs. Sith. These have a flat, smooth (matte) surface. There are probably a few hundred of each of these.

The third version is also from Star Wars chrome Jedi Vs. Sith, but all 8 cards, found at a rate one per box. These have a chromium surface, and are easiest to identify, most plentiful, and cheapest to buy. There are probably a few thousand of each of these.

The fourth and final version is easy to identify thanks to the prominent yellow Disney store logo in the upper corner. You do have a full set there, congrats!

They were originally made by Lucasfilm in early 2015 as digital only images for Entertainment Weekly magazine to reveal for the first time the names of Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren, and were so well received that the four printed versions were ultimately made.

If anything, they are promos for the "Journey to the Force Awakens" set as cards very similar to them do appear in that set, although with differences, especially on the reverse side.

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I never saw any of these cards at local Disney Stores. Apparently, they gave them all out at the events. I was in a Disney store today and they were completely out of any of the cards. Last month, they still had some of the packs from last year and they gave me a few of those. At least I was able to build a set of those with some packs left over.


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I asked on Saturday Dec 19 if they had any promos for the movie release. I was told that they didn't have anything but had some left over cards from Force Friday. This is what they gave me.



Are these part of the new set?
 
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That's the fourth and final version of 8 card promo set, the very first cards ever made for the new movie...


Thanks for the info.

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