Are you as excited about the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens as we are? We grew up in the Star Wars era and remember watching the originals in the theater. Being able to give our kids the same experience at about the same age level is something we are so looking forward to.
Of course, any big-budget movie now comes with licensed toys and games of all types. There is no doubt that there will be at least one Star Wars item on your child’s Wish List. So let’s dig through all the clutter and take a look at a handful of gift ideas in various price ranges and categories that should cover any want or need this year!
Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack
We told you this would be hot this year, so hopefully you listened and picked it up already! If not, there is still time!
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination in the 3.0 Toy Box! Disney Infinity encourages you to play your way, whether you explore open-world creation in the Toy Box or story-driven gameplay inside Play Sets!
Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid
Meet BB-8TM–the app-enabled Droid that’s as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot–an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. It’s now possible to explore the galaxy with your own trusty Astromech Droid by your side. BB-8 is more than a toy–it’s your companion.
LEGO Advent Calendar Building Kit
Journey through the Star Wars galaxy in the countdown to Christmas! Reveal minifigures, starships, vehicles and more with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar with 24 doors and a fold-out playmat. Take a journey through the galaxy this holiday season with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar! Open each of the 24 doors to reveal a fun Tatooine, Endor, Hoth, Space or Christmas-themed gift. With minifigures, starships, vehicles and more to discover, as well as a great fold-out playmat, Christmas will arrive faster than you can say “May the Force be with you!”
Millennium Falcon Replica Keychain
The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, is headed for a space dock near you. Using the official digital files from the Lucas film archives, QMx has crafted a highly detailed, 1:700 scale replica of Han Solo’s light freighter. Cast in a solid steel alloy, the ship is just 2 Inch long and comes equipped with a key ring, ready to take you on the Kassel Run or anywhere else you’d like to go.
Death Star Perplexus
Star Wars Death Star Perplexus brings a-maze-ing lights and sounds to the award-winning range of Perplexus 3-D games! In this Star Wars Edition, you can use Rebel Alliance Squadron tactics to navigate the X-wing Starfighter through the Death Star’s treacherous tunnels and precarious pathways. Its unique shape maximizes visibility as you twist, turn and maneuver through the challenging maze mission. Master the maze and destroy the Death Star! Star Wars Death Star Perplexus is a great game for ages 8 and up. It’s easy to play, yet hard to defeat the dark side!
Risk: Star Wars Edition Game
The Risk: Star Wars Edition game lets players recreate the dramatic final moments of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Across a TIE fighter-shaped gameboard, players can determine the fate of the Star Wars universe through 3 concurrent, yet distinct, battles. The 3 battles going on simultaneously are: the attack on the Death Star, the shield assault, and the battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Opponents choose to play as the light side or the dark side of the Star Wars saga, and use the classic Risk dice to control characters and ships. No matter which side is victorious, the game is sure to be filled with action and adventure!
Darth Tater & Luke Frywalker
The most iconic Star Wars characters, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, meet Mr. Potato Head, and the galactic fun begins in this set from Playskool.
Star Wars Trilogy Episodes on Blu-Ray
The STAR WARS saga concludes with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, aided by an unforgettable assortment of courageous characters, lead the Rebellion to bring balance back to the Force!
Revell SnapTite TIE Fighter
Fans of the original Star Wars trilogy will no doubt recognize the Galactic Empires tenacious TIE fighters. The TIE designation comes from the spacecrafts Twin Ion Engine system, which is powered by solar panels on each wing. While TIE fighters lack shields or hyperdrive capabilities, they have been known to outrun and outmaneuver Rebel Alliance spacecraft on more than one occasion. This easy-to-assemble SnapTite kit features multi-colored, painted plastic parts, an opening hatch, a detailed cockpit, an Imperial pilot figure and a movable display stand.
Hasbro is bringing Furby to the world of Star Wars with this Furbacca figure! This fully integrated toy and app makes wookiee sounds like Chewbacca, hums Star Wars theme songs, and plays virtual activities! This Furbacca figure takes kids into a Star Wars themed digital world via their mobile device as they explore the galaxy and collect virtual Star Wars Furby Furblings.
Star Wars Mens Skinny Neck Tie
This officially licensed Star Wars Tie has been hand crafted in Italy with poly satin. Featuring an awesome print pattern front and back, it is the perfect accessory for any formal event. Measures 59″ Length x 2.25″ Width at widest points.
Of course there are plenty more Star Wars items to choose from this year than just these items, but from the buzz we’re hearing, these are the ones on nearly everyone’s wish list! Whether you go practical (like a keychain) or fun (like BB-8), you’ll certainly make a young Jedi happy with any of these!