Before the new Star Wars movie hits cineplexes next month, you can use one of these limited edition Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers to see exclusive content related to the film in glorious VR. Starting today, they’re available at select Verizon stores while supplies last.
They come in four flavors: Stormtrooper, R2-D2, BB8, and Kylo Ren. Like regular Cardboard, you can slap it on your smartphone and, using a downloaded app, drool in front of VR scenes that’ll get you pumped for the movie, which lands in theaters December 18. Verizon only has 200,000 of the custom Cardboards stocked and ready to give out nationwide. You can only get ‘em at Verizon brick-and-mortar retail stores.
So, what will the content actually be? Cool, never-before-seen mini scenes that put you in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens world. A new one will be released every couple days leading up to the film’s premiere. They’re not scenes from the movie, but when all scenes are connected, it’ll reveal something about the movie. Each scene can only be viewed on the free Star Wars Disney app. (You don’t need Cardboard to view ‘em.)
You can, of course, keep these cool Star Wars Cardboards to view all sorts of virtual reality content, so they’ll be a hot get for Star Wars and VR diehards alike.
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Update, 10:33 a.m.: How much do these babies cost? They’re free—for Verizon customers.
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