Welcome to Rebelscum's annual coverage of Celebration Japan! It's the 30th anniversary of Star Wars this year in Japan, and to mark the occasion Lucasfilm has exported their wildly popular Star Wars Celebration convention to the land of the rising sun!

Thursday, July 17
Celebration Setup part 1
Celebration Setup part 2
Celebration Setup: The Vader Project

Saturday, July 19
Hasbro - Millennium Falcon at TOMY
Hasbro - The Legacy Collection at TOMY
Hasbro - AT-TE at TOMY
Hasbro - The Clone Wars at TOMY
Hasbro - Other Lines at TOMY
Medicom - Figures at TOMY
Sideshow Collectibles - Statues at TOMY
Heart Art Collection Ltd.
The Vader Project - Complete
Hot Toys
Fine Molds
More From The Floor
Kotobukiya's The Clone Wars ArtFX Statues

Sunday, July 20
Kotobukiya's Bounty Hunter & X-Wing Statues
Mark Hamill Interview Gallery
501st Legion Booth
More from the Floor
Official Pix Celebrities
Costumed Fans
Japan.Rebelscum.com Booth
Dan & Japan.Rebelscum.com

Monday, July 21
Lightsaber Chopsticks
Kotobukiya's Stormtrooper Machiner

Tuesday, July 22
Celebration Store Exclusives

Wednesday, July 23
Collector's Panel: Introduction to Collecting
Collector's Panel: International Collecting Panel
Collector's Panel: Plush Star Wars
Collector's Panel: Unproduced Toys
Collector's Panel: Medallions
Jimmy Mac Interviews The Stars!
Artist Alley
Real Mask Magnet Collection
Rubie's Costumes
VIP Party

Celebration Japan Events Schedule (Download the PDF)
Celebration Japan Artist Prints

Tuesday, July 15 - Thursday, July 17
The Journey Begins: Dan's Blog

Saturday, July 19
Day 1 Line Up
Opening Ceremonies

Tuesday, July 22
So Long and Thanks for All The Fish: Dan's Blog

Wednesday, July 23
Main Hall Presentations
Collector's Panel: Introduction to Collecting
Collector's Panel: 1978 Rare Food Premiums
Collector's Panel: International Collecting Panel
Collector's Panel: Plush Star Wars
Collector's Panel: Unproduced Toys
Collector's Panel: Medallions

Clear Remote R2-D2 In Action

Remote Control R5-X2
Clear Remote Control R2-D2 Show Exclusive
Disturbance in the Force Show Exclusive
Celebration Japan Gold Coin & Fan

Thursday, July 17
Where's Dan Curto? Special Preview Show

Saturday, July 19
Celebration Japan: Day 1 in review!
Celebration Japan: In The Cantina With Mark Hamill

7 Days of Celebration Japan
Day 1: Celebration Japan Highlights
Day 2: In the Cantina with Peter Mayhew
Day 3: In the Cantina with Jeremy Bulloch
Day 4: In the Cantina with Tim Rose
Day 5: In the Cantina with Temuera Morrison
Day 6: In the Cantina with Matthew Wood
Day 7: In the Cantina with Ray Park

Back before the world wide web and social media ruled our shopping habits there was a long-established practice of driving around all the nearby toy stores to hunt down the latest releases. Obviously times have changed and online retail is far more important than it was twenty-five years ago - but has it killed the toy run? What was your shopping experience over the Triple Force Friday product launch weekend?
I managed to find everything I wanted in stores!
I found some but had to resort to big box websites to complete my haul.
I didn't bother stepping outside and ordered everything online.
I haven't bought any of the TFF product yet. Roll on clearance sales.
I'm waiting for the TV series/movie release before I commit.
I've so over it, no more Star Wars collecting for me.
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