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What a great time to be a Star Wars fan. With thehitting theaters next month, the original saga started by George Lucas with A New Hope back in 1977 is quickly hurtling toward its climactic end. But, this isn’t the end of Star Wars. The Extended Star Wars Universe (“EU” to us super fans) is BOOMING. Disney Plus’s new series has gotten amazing buzz for its first few episodes about a bounty hunter and his latest assignment. More movie trilogies are on their way. , the new video game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, started monopolizing gamers’ time just yesterday. And that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the books, comic book properties, and other extensions of the Star Wars universe.
There’s no question, Star Wars has come long way since the original trilogy, and luckily, the range of gifts and collectibles for fans has kept up. Lightsabers, with their iconic sound effects, have been upgraded. Huge brands like Lego and Funko Pop have put their spin on the Han Solo and Luke Skywalker action figures and added characters from the latest Star Wars movie releases. And while the full Star Wars saga has amazing characters, some of the best Star Wars gifts on our list celebrate the original movies and make the perfect choice for even the most nostalgic Star Wars fan.
Here’s a constellation of Star Wars gifts to help your favorite Jedi and Sith celebrate the ends and beginnings of their favorite galactic stories.
In this action and adventure game for PCs and Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One consoles, you play as Padawan Cal Kestis on the run from the Empire. With your droid BD-1, you work to rebuild the Jedi Order and complete your own training, following the Jedi purge of Order 66 from Episode III. What an awesome way to stick it to Palpatine and Vader! Read more at GameSpot.
For those who want to catch the The Mandalorian, a subscription to Disney Plus — the entertainment company’s much anticipated streaming service — is the perfect gift. Launched on November 12, the service costs $7 a month, or $70 a year. In addition to the live-action Star Wars bounty-hunter spin-off, Disney Plus has all of the Star Wars films, as well as upcoming original Star Wars shows, including the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
This 1,351-piece officially licensed Lego Millennium Falcon from the The Rise of Skywalker comes with Finn, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Boolio, C-3PO, R2-D2 and D-O minifigures. Lego also has Kylo Ren’s shuttle, Rise of Skywalker kits for A-Wing and Y-Wing Starfighters and a AT-ST Raider from the Mandalorian Disney Plus series. You just need to add your own sound effects.
Could there be a better stocking stuffer for all ages than a Funko Pop Star Wars figure? This holiday season, you can choose figures of characters from the Rise of Skywalker movie, Mandalorian TV series and Jedi Fallen Order game, including Finn, Jannah, Rose, Lando Calrissian, Poe Dameron, Rey, Lieutenant Connix, BB-8, D-O, Kylo Ren in a shuttle, a Jet Trooper, a Sith Trooper, the Mandalorian, Cara Dune, Cal Kestis and Second Sister Inquisitor. One of these is surely perfect for that Star Wars fan on your list.
Nothing says great Star Wars gifts like action figures. If you still have room in that stocking, a Hasbro Black Series 6-inch figure of Kylo Ren, a First Order Jet Trooper or Rey with the D-O droid will do quite nicely. You might be able to tuck in a 5-inch Rey, Chewbacca, Finn or Kylo Ren figure too, really making sure this Christmas morning is absolutely perfect.
Spanning all 11 movies, this fascinating pop-up book opens into 3D spreads of iconic Star War moments and locations, including Tatooine and the Death Star. The design and paper craft are amazing, but probably not appropriate for the youngest fans.
Let the kids stick to a plastic red or blue Star Wars lightsaber. This is a serious gift with realistic light and cool sound effects, a metal hilt, three blades, a display stand and significant heft to mimic the weight of the cross-bladed lightsaber. Now all that’s needed is a sweet Kylo Ren cloak and helmet.
New for the Rise of Skywalker, D-O is a droid made of spare parts that befriends BB-8. This interactive replica from Hasbro has a movable head and antennas, a self-balancing wheel, LED eyes and sound effects — and rather than a freestanding remote control, you use an app on your phone.
No respectable cantina is complete without a collection of handsome Mandalorian drinking glasses from Zazzle. You can also order Mandalorian keychains, yoga mats, notebooks, stickers, T-shirts, posters, lunchboxes, tumblers — everything you need for your Mandalorian watch party.
You might not have a lightsaber to hand down, but Le Creuset has a gift your family will treasure for generations. The Star Wars collection from Le Creuset includes a Han Solo Carbonite Roaster (for $450), a Darth Vader Dutch Oven (for $395) and mini cocotte single-serving stoneware with R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8 designs for $30 each. And for the baker in the family, a $25 Porg bird pie is perfect for venting a pie. And just imagine how good these will all look next to your Death Star Waffle Maker.
For kid and adult fans, Garmin’s Star War watches let you track heart rate and steps while displaying your allegiance to the Dark or Light side. The kids vívofit Jr. 2 watch track a child’s steps, sleep and activities. For adults, the GPS-enabled Legacy Saga Series has Rey and Darth Vadar versions to monitor your fitness activities and wellness.
This 5-foot-tall arcade machine will be the perfect addition to any gaming room. It comes with the original arcade versions of three classic games based on Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. A 17-inch color display and dual speakers help recreate a bit of the atmosphere of a video arcade.
Originally published earlier this year.