With Star Wars Celebration beginning tomorrow in Orlando, we have just been sent some highlights of events being held at the Toys“R”Us stage (booth #1806). Through their support of Star Wars Celebration and large scale Force Friday events, Toys“R”Us has become a premiere destination for Star Wars merchandise and with their special stage they are giving fans access to information about their favorite Star Wars toys.

Thursday:

 

12:30 PM Guest Speaker: Mark Boudreaux, Hasbro “40 Years of Star Wars”

A Q&A with Mark Boudreaux, Sr. Principal Designer on Star Wars and a Star Wars toy vet who has worked on the line since the beginning.

Black Series retrospective roundtable: Black Series designers look back at the 4 years of Black Series and discuss their favorite figures, greatest challenges and more

2:00 PM Guest Speaker: Dan Brooks, StarWars.com A Q&A with Dan Brooks, Editor and Senior Writer of StarWars.com.

Brooks will speak about his job (being a Star Wars journalist and digital content producer in general), writing about Star Wars collectibles and his own Star Wars collecting.

3:30 PM Guest Speaker:

Armando Roque, Spin Master

A Q&A with Armando Roque - Design Manager at Spin Master Corp.

Roque will focus a bit on his background as a toy designer in addition to how Spin Master’s Hero BB8 (2017) was developed.

 

Friday:

 

3:15 PM Guest Speaker:

Justin Bolger,

StarWars.com

A Q&A with Justin Bolger, Social Media Strategist for Lucasfilm.

Bolger will speak about favorite moments of his job, collectible Star Wars toys, and memorable moments from Toys“R”Us midnight openings.

 

Saturday:

 

11:15 AM Guest Speaker: George Vorkas, Underground Toys A 1-hour Q&A panel with Underground Toys’ CMO.

Vorkas will talk about upcoming products, collectibles and  pinache line of housewares.

12:45 PM Guest Speaker: Jordan Hembrough, Toy Hunters A Q&A with Jordan Hembrough from Toy Hunters.

Hembrough will discuss the future of collectibles.

2:00 PM Guest Speaker:

Rob Johnson,

LEGO

A Q&A with Rob Johnson – oversees “collectibles” business for LEGO in the U.S.

Johnson will talk about his job – from an internship to leading LEGO’s brand marketing, his personal collection of Star Wars memorabilia, fun facts (Rob has hidden his initials on some of the Star Wars packaging!), and more.

 

4:00 PM Guest Speaker:

Yoko McCann,

FUNKO

A Q&A with FUNKO’s Marketing Team about their “place” in the collectibles community.

FUNKO will provide audience giveaways.

 

Sunday:

 

10:15 AM Guest Speaker:

Armando Roque, Spin Master

A Q&A with Armando Roque - Design Manager at Spin Master Corp.

Roque will focus a bit on his background as a toy designer in addition to how Spin Master’s Hero BB8 (2017) was developed.