The nation’s largest retailers are preparing midnight openings and special events for Force Friday, September 4, the official global release date for Star Wars:  The Force Awakens merchandise (see "May the Fourth Round-Up").  Toys R Us will open all of its U.S. stores (with a handful of exceptions due to local laws or mall rules) at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning.  Walmart has also announced midnight openings for its stores, and Target will open 207 of its stores.

Toys R Us and Walmart have promised exclusive Star Wars products for their customers, and Toys R Us will be giving away an exclusive Star Wars poster and a limited edition LEGO Star Wars Commemorative Brick while supplies last.

As the products for the store resets have begun arriving, leaks have occurred, with numerous reports of Star Wars: The Force Awakens products being sold before the official release date (see "Early Releases of ‘Force Awakens’ Products Proliferate").

Information about upcoming releases is also beginning to leak.  Pictures of Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars:  The Force Awakens X-Wing Starter Pack leaked out last week (see "'Star Wars X-Wing: The Force Awakens Starter Set' Pictures Leak"), and now Hasbro’s catalogue of Star Wars: The Force Awakens products for release on Force Friday has appeared on Imgur.

For the Hasbro Star Wars: The Force Awakens Force Friday catalogue, see the gallery below, but SPOILER ALERT, as some movie details may be revealed.