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Star Wars fans anxiously await new toys on Force Friday

Friday, Sept. 4, otherwise known online as Force Friday, marks the highly anticipated release of various licensed toys, gadgets and collectibles from the latest instalment in the sci-fi saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

#FridayFriday starts trending on Twitter as Star Wars fans await release of new toys

Toys "R" Us is ready to start selling new Star Wars merchandise at midnight tonight. (CBC)

For many Star Wars fans, midnight can't come soon enough. 

Friday, Sept. 4, otherwise known online as Force Friday, marks the highly anticipated release of various licensed toys, gadgets and collectibles from the latest instalment in the sci-fi saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film will not be released in theatres until Dec. 18.

The unboxing of new merchandise will be streaming live on the official Star Wars YouTube channel. It will start in Australia and span over 18 hours in 15 cities worldwide. 

The event has already started trending on Twitter with people using the hashtag #ForceFriday. 

Here's how people are reacting online:

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