Holiday season is fast approaching, and although for most that means it’s (almost) time to get the Christmas lights up and start thinking about presents, a select others will have their minds set on something completely different: this December is all about the release of the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens!
To experience the best of both worlds this Christmas, we’ve listed the most brilliant Star Wars gift ideas for all your Jedi friends and family! Immerse yourself in the geeky galaxy of Star Wars merchandise that’s really not that far, far away and expands way beyond lightsabers!
“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?”
Zavvi’s precious mystery box, the ZBOX, will pay homage to the epic franchise this month by releasing a special Star Wars edition, The Force, that can now be pre-ordered. If you’re not familiar with the ZBOX, it’s Zavvi’s own special geek box that includes exclusive and officially licensed merchandise from your favourite pop culture franchises. With our newest edition, we made sure our ZBOX devotees can enter the wonderful galaxy of Star Wars a little bit earlier than everyone else this year.
Sphero’s BB-8 is one of the highlights amongst the products revealed on Force Friday and fans all over the world have already fallen in love with the cute little droid from The Force Awakens! Sphero, the same company that’s responsible for the creation of the real BB-8 in the new movie, has now created a tennis ball-shaped version of the droid that you can take home with you. It can be controlled via an app on your smartphone or tablet and has its own personality, being able to show emotions and respond to voice commands. R2-D2, eat your heart out, because we have found our new favourite droid!
P.S. If you think having your own intelligent robot is a step too far, maybe check out Hasbro’s remote-controlled BB-8 that’s a lot bigger!
Re-enact the epic battle of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi with this buildable Darth Vader LEGO figure. Get ready for some serious lightsaber-action and let him fight with Luke Skywalker aboard the Death Star (sold separately). The Sith Lord Vader comes with fully posable limbs, a black armoured suit, a fabric cape and, of course, a lightsaber. The ultimate Christmas present for the big kid in your family or group of friends!
In anticipation of the new film, we’re pleased to announce that Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox are releasing six commemorative Star Wars Steelbooks on the 9th of November. These limited edition Steelbooks form the perfect Christmas gift for collectors and feature new character packaging and embossed titles. The covers are adorned with perfectly airbrushed images of Darth Maul (The Phantom Menace), Yoda (Attack of the Clones), General Grievous (Revenge of the Sith), Darth Vader (A New Hope), an Imperial Stormtrooper (The Empire Strikes Back) and Emperor Palpatine (Return of the Jedi). All Steelbooks include audio commentaries from cast and crew.
In addition to the six Steelbooks, Lucasfilm has also recently re-released Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, featuring newly-repackaged artwork and three additional discs with more than 40 hours of previously-released extensive special features.
One of the things in the new Star Wars film that we are looking forward to the most is the return of Han Solo and his Wookiee sidekick Chewbacca. Their bromance has survived many a battle, from braving snowstorms on the planet of Hoth to destroying galactic superlaser the Death Star, and now they’re home once again in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, thirty years after the Battle of Endor. To pay homage to these old (and new) faces from the film, Funko has launched a new wave of Pop! Vinyl figures to add to your collection. “Laugh it up, fuzz ball”, because Chewbacca is definitely the cutest out of the bunch.
Avoid (carbon-)freezing this winter with our geeky Star Wars Christmas Jumpers! From Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca singing Christmas carols to Darth Vader playing the piano in front of the fireplace, these funny jumpers will turn Christmas into a giant geek fest – which is surely what you want after all that classic ‘why are you still single’-small talk with your auntie.
Sony PlayStation 4 Console – Limited Star Wars Darth Vader Edition (Including Battlefront Deluxe Edition)
If you’ve been eyeing a new PlayStation 4 for ages and you also happen to be a massive Star Wars fanatic, then we’ve got the right opportunity for you! This limited edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 bundle includes a 1TB Ps4 console and a DualShock 4 controller, featuring the Star Wars logo and an image of Darth Vader. The stars seem to align in your favour as you’ll also be spoilt with a physical copy of the game Star Wars: Battlefront, five pieces of DLC and a voucher code for 4 Star Wars™ Classics! Don’t underestimate the force of this special PS4 bundle, as your gaming experience is about to get a whole lot stronger!
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