Lightsaber salute led by Globe CEO Ernest Cu (center) and Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan (right) at the opening of the Globe-Star Wars Galactic Celebration last Friday, Dec. 11.
Star Wars fever heats up as Filipinos gear up for the much-awaited opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 17, 2015. To tide us all over until then, Globe Telecom set up the country’s biggest Star Wars play hub at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig this weekend, Dec. 12-13, taking the Star Wars experience beyond the cinema.
I didn’t know there’s a Lucasfilm-recognized Fightsaber group in the Philippines! They performed at the event last night.
With its comprehensive and multiyear collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, whose brands include Star Wars, Globe transformed Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheater into a big Star Wars playground just this weekend.
Open to the public for free, the Globe-Star Wars Galactic Celebration will allow Star Wars fans and every visitor to play at the game booths, take photos of famous Star Wars icons and characters, purchase retail collectibles from participating fashion brands, and enjoy the different treats and offers of Globe brands.
One of the highlights of the two-day fair is the Galactic Challenge, an obstacle course that tests one’s skill, insight, and courage through a series of challenges. Anyone can join the challenge and choose from two categories: Light Side or Dark Side. Every hour, Globe will award those with the best finish time. The participant with the fastest time after the two-day event will win the coveted Sphero BB8 droid, which is offered by Globe in its GEN3 Stores as Sphero’s exclusive telco partner.
You can also play video games at The Star Wars Game Hub, which features the exclusive Star Wars Battlepod arcade game. Kids can also enjoy the Sphero Challenge, where they can navigate the BB8 Droid through a maze for a chance to win prizes. Exclusive Star Wars merchandise is also on display from participating merchants and retail brands, such as Havaianas, Folded & Hung, HP, FilBars, Toys ‘R Us, and Hobbes and Landes.
No chance to visit the event this weekend? Don’t worry—special giveaways are up for grabs, with the Star Wars Everyday Promo. You can get a chance to win major prizes, including a Star Wars adventure in the US, exclusive movie invites, Star Wars items, and more. Just subscribe by texting FORCE <name/address> and send to 2363 for free. You can earn raffle entries by availing of any Globe or Tattoo promo or plan. Every P5 is equal to one raffle entry. For full details and mechanics, click here.
Play hub photo courtesy of Globe Telecom’s Facebook page