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Monday, December 14, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens mania in SM Mall of Asia + ride the life size X-Wing starfighter

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Star Wars fans will go crazy when they see the life size scale of this X-Wing starfighter, lifted from the upcoming movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. We’re so lucky that we have this now parked at the atrium level of SM Mall of Asia, I’m glad they launched it here in Manila and we are no longer required to travel to Singapore to visit another life size scale X-Wing starfighter that docks inside the Changi Airport.

This display and attraction to promote the Star Wars movie is in line with the strategic partnership with SM Supermalls and Disney, why Disney?, because Star Wars was acquired by Disney few years ago and all properties from the Lucasfilm universe is now under Disney, same goes to the Marvel Universe, that was acquire too before Star Wars.

SM Mall of Asia opened this to the public for FREE, and to give everyone a one of a kind Star Wars experience, you can visit the X-Wing set up and get a FREE photo op, ride with it and explore the awesome details of the X-Wing starfighter. The exhibit will run from December 7, 2015 up to January 3, 2016

Here are the attractions available for FREE viewing in SM Mall of Asia
1. Life size scale X-Wing
2. Star Wars Battlefront PS4 free game play
3. Star Wars Hot Toys collectible figures display
4. Star Wars merchandise from SM Cinema
5. Star Wars merchandise from Dept. Store (bags, shirts and jackets)
6. Star Wars Rebel game showcase
7. An army of Stormtrooper life size statues on display at SM Cyberzone area
8. Choose your side – Jedi or Sith light saber display
9. Augmented Reality photo selfie wall with a Stormtrooper and BB-8 droid

Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie will have its PH release this December 17, 2015
and it will take a break starting December 25, 2015 for the observation of Metro Manila Film Festival, but the IMAX movie version will still run normally. The regular cinema screening will be back on January 8, 2016 in all Philippine theaters.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

The entire thing is so big, its like a real jet fighter plane and it has a real resemblance of the one they used in the movies. Of course the X-Wing are not really “real”, it only appear on the Star Wars movies and games, but this mock up set up makes it too “real” for us Star Wars fans.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

Here’s another angle… I think you should come here and drop by with a friend, so that you can take turns in taking photos with the X-Wing starfighter.

My son Ashton is so excited to visit the mall this Christmas, and we will be back here not just for shopping, but also to appreciate the Star Wars exhibit and also feel its Force.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

Here’s the scale with a pilot inside
btw, that’s me!
I placed my GoPro at the elevated viewing deck and set it to timelapse photography

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Here’s a closer look of the X-Wing starfighter pilot cockpit details. There are SFX with it, you can play around like a member of the Resistance fighting the Tie Fighter or be part of the Rebel Alliance zooming in the trenches of Death Star.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

Some tidbit of information about the Resistance X-Wing starfighter. Don’t worry there are no spoilers in the info sheet.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

If you really want to pilot the X-Wing, then try playing the PS4 game Star Wars Battlefront, it’s a new first person shooter game, here at the demo area, I pilot an X-Wing starfighter. Its not easy to control it but I get a nice feel as a starfighter pilot.

You can also set the game to play as a Resistance soldier or a First Order Stormtrooper.

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The Hot Toys collectible figures were on display too and this gave a nice close up look of the main villain of the movie – Kylo Ren. The new member of the Sith, or maybe another Darth Vader, looks so dark and evil. We don’t have yet clues about this villain, but we need to wait for the movie release to figure out if he is really a good guy or a nice guy.

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Movie merchandises that can be bought c/o of SM Cinemas, the pop corn cointainer are branded with Star Wars logo and check out the nice tumblers with character figures on top. These are a Star Wars collectible and it is only available in the Philippines and can be bought in SM Cinema pop corn stores.

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Notebooks, shirts and bags for kids are also available. Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rebels characters on shirts and bags.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

I caught a short glimpse of a booth (Im not sure if it’s a telco booth) they promote the Star Wars: Rebel Android game app. My son Ashton is playing this game and he already made it to the mid level….which is so difficult to accomplish.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

At the Cyberzone area of SM Mall of Asia, located at the 2nd floor and it stand right above the SM Hypermarket. You’ll spot another Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and attractions.

Here you can choose which side are you on….. blue is the Jedi, and then red is the Sith (the bad guys)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

Me and Ferds Bondoy did a fun photo op and also role play as a Jedi vs. Sith…

”ohh…you cut my hand!”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

The light saber are expensive…so handle it with care.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

A nice set up group of Stormtrooper is in charge and attack position.
The set up is cool also for photo ops. So create your Star Wars diorama here.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

Here’s my selfie with the Stormtrooper
we also call it the Donald Duck Stormtrooper.because the face of the helmet resembles the beak of Donald Duck….why? because Star Wars is now owned by Disney.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens exhibit and lifesize XWING starfighter in SM MOA

So that’s all folks for the Star Wars mania in SM Mall of Asia.
Don’t forget to visit them this month and be part of the Galactic Celebration here in the Philippines.

Also don’t forget to watch the movie this December 17!!!

For more info
visit:
https://www.facebook.com/smmallofasia

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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