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A month ago, we reported on several Star Wars: Episode I 3D promotions being launched in Japan, including the Pepsi premium character straps.
With Episode I 3D still playing in theaters there (it was released March 15), the promotional tie-in campaigns are still very active, with some downright cool items available exclusively to Japanese fans and consumers.
Here’s a peek at some of the various premiums available at participating Japanese 7-Eleven stores, Domino’s Pizza outlets, and consumers of Gari Gari Kun ice-cream products:
7-Eleven (promo term 2/28 – 4/16)
Darth Maul chopsticks, place mat and chopstick rest with the advance purchase of movie tickets to see Episode I 3D
Yoda and Darth Maul “cup sitters” are free with the purchase of any Nissin Cup Noodle product (while supplies last)
5 lenticular folders available with the purchase of Meiji/Confectionary products (while supplies last)
Point campaign — each Star Wars-themed product sold at 7-Eleven has a point value, earning consumers various pieces of Star Wars merchandise, such as LEGO sets and Kotobukiya vinyl models. Star Wars-themed gift cards can also be purchased with the points, as can the 7-Eleven exclusive “Home Star R2-711” — an 8-inch Artoo unit deco’ed in 7-Eleven’s signature green, red and orange colors (it even projects stars on the ceiling!).
Domino’s Pizza (promo term 3/5 – 6/14)
Episode I 3D themed pizza boxes (character collage for large and R2-D2 for medium pizzas)
Darth Maul lightsaber poster tube (containing one of three different posters)
“Star Wars Collection” trading cards from Konami’s social game (3 different)
Darth Maul fork and spoon set (held together by magnets!) This premium becomes available May 23 to June 17
Gari Gari Kun (promo term 2/28 – 6/30)
Three ice cream bars — Space Chocolate, Meteorite-Chocolate Cookies and Star-Vanilla – include a popsicle stick with an illustrated lightsaber handle. If a lightsaber blade is revealed once the ice cream is eaten, it can be exchanged for an exclusive Episode I 3D t-shirt.
The Force is strong with Chris Hardwick.
Check out his epic journey from Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic all the way to the Santa Monica Pier to deliver the Course of the Forcelightsaber, encountering the likes of R2-D2, Boba Fett, and The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman along the way.
After the impressive (most impressive) success of last year’s Empire-themed Star Wars Celebration V, we are thrilled to announce that the biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration VI is setting down August 23-26, 2012 back at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida!
With official Celebration hotels* starting as low as just $65 per night, it’s never been more affordable for fans to vacation in Orlando on any budget.
*Note: the only official Celebration VI travel partner is powered by onPeak. Don’t be fooled! Book your travel today by visiting http://www.starwarscelebration.com and receive our “Best Rate Guarantee.” We cannot honor room rates reserved through other travel groups.
Orlando is a destination for fans and families from around the world, with highlights including the all-new Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Traveling to Celebration VI will provide the perfect opportunity to experience the all-new Star Tours adventures with Star Wars fans from around the world!
Tickets to Star Wars Celebration VI are available now! Be among the first to grab your ticket and guarantee your spot at this not-to-be-missed Star Wars event! All-new memories begin with a ticket to the convention, and it’s not too soon to start planning your trip today! Don’t miss out on all of the exclusive merchandise, interviews with cast and crew — and MORE!
SAVE when you reserve your hotel room through http://www.starwarscelebration.com. Our official travel desk will land you great rates at a number of host hotels in the Orlando area. And booking through the official site will also grant you access to ride the Celebration VI Shuttle bus back and forth to the convention center! Don’t wait, book today!
BIGGER, BETTER… AND ALL ABOUT YOU!
Like the Empire’s second Death Star, Celebration VI is shaping up to be even BIGGER than all previous iterations — and also like the second Death Star, it’s all still under construction. That means that we’re still planning the programming, the panels, guests, special events and activities, and we want to hear from YOU to help make this the best Celebration yet! What do YOU want to see?
Be sure to follow Star Wars Celebration on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think. Celebrations are for YOU, the fans, whether you saw Star Wars when it first premiered or you’re just now exploring that galaxy far, far away for the very first time. So send us a tweet or write on our wall. We’ve got more than a year until Celebration VI, and we’re going to build it together! When completed, this ultimate Celebration will spell certain fun for Star Wars fans across the galaxy.
We thank you for all your support and passion. It’s the fans who have sustained the Saga for all these years, and — come August 2012 — we’re excited to welcome you back to our galaxy. May the Force be with you!
As credited to the official
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