Countdown to 'Star Wars'

Sept. 4 important day to ‘Star Wars’ collectors

Look for toy versions of ships from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Look for toy versions of ships from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” AP

Mark Sept. 4 on your calendar.

At 12:01 a.m., stores around the world will be opening their doors o fans looking to be among the first to buy merchandise connected to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

To make this a joint experience with other “Star Wars” collectors, everyone is being urged to document their experience using the hashtags #ForceFriday and #MidnightMadness.

Items on sale will range from clothes to toys. Look for the Disney Store to carry a large selection.

Early reports are the packages will feature the image of Kylo Ren, a new bad guy in the series.

Rick Bentley: (559) 441-6355, @RickBentley1

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