Star Wars Fans Stay Up Late For 'Force Friday' In Tulsa
BIXBY, Oklahoma - Editor's note: The first version of this story had the store incorrectly located in Bixby. It is actually located across the road from Bixby in Tulsa.
The new Star Wars movie is still months away from hitting theaters, but the newest Star Wars toys hit store shelves at 12:01 this morning.
Stores around the world encouraged shoppers to dress up as their favorite characters as part of "Force Friday."
In south Tulsa, the Target store opened at midnight so fans could buy toys from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." They included imperial storm trooper helmet cookie jars, action figures and even a 4-foot tall talking Darth Vader.
Some of the toys are connected to new characters, including a droid called BB-8. The toy can be controlled through an app on a smartphone.
Some of the shoppers dressed up as characters, but most just wore Star Wars-related t-shirts.
One lucky fan in the store won a drawing for a stuffed Wookiee doll.
The movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens in December.