From International STAR WARS Day, May 4th (May the Fourth Be With You) until this past Friday, September 4th (Force Friday), I counted down the days until the release of new toys from J.J. Abrams’ STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with daily posts that featured Hasbro’s Force Friday Countdown Calendar. For months, people kept asking me “How did you get one?” (obvious – I work with Hasbro regularly and was helping promote the toy launch) and “How can I get one” (for the most part, you couldn’t) – questions that became “What will you do with yours when the countdown is over?” I didn’t have an answer for that last question until Friday night, but I decided… to sell it. Yes, you can now own my personal STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS “Force Friday Countdown” Calendar from Hasbro. As far as I know, this is only the second one to be offered for sale (the first sold for $112), and the only one with a known history of being seen by thousands of people each day for over four months.
These calendars were only sent to select members of the media, and were never offered for sale to the public.
Generally, when it comes to STAR WARS, I tend to keep things – but with something like this that’s not a toy, it would simply end up in a drawer or a box now that the countdown is over. If I still had the dedicated “STAR WARS room” that I had in the late 90s/early 00s, I might’ve kept this with some of the other oddball marketing pieces that I once owned. It’s just a different time.
My days with the calendar have been well-documented – now it’s your turn. You can place a bid on my calendar now through September 14th on eBay.