‘Star Wars’: 7 Holiday Gifts that Fans Will Love
There’s been no shortage of Star Wars merchandise lining shelves while we’ve waited for The Force Awakens‘s December release. Product tie-ins have been as much a part of the fandom as the movies, ever since A New Hope first debuted in 1977. With Disney’s marketing empire now in charge of the franchise, it’s led to a new era of Star Wars toys, clothes, and more. For anyone with a little bit of money to spend for the holidays, it’s never been a better time to be a fan. Here’s everything you’ll need to please the Star Wars fanatic in your life come Christmas.
1. An actual BB-8 droid
It may cost a pretty penny, but what you’re buying is as close to an actual droid as you’ll find. The newest addition to the collection of droids in the Star Wars universe, BB-8 is truly one-of-a-kind. This version is manufactured by Sphero, giving you a BB-8 that you can control with your smartphone, obeying voice commands, and even rolling around autonomously if you choose to allow him some freedom.
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Full Action Figure Set
Part of the fun of new characters is the action figures that follow. Many of you likely remember playing with small, plastic figurines of Han, Leia, Luke, and Darth Vader, so it only figures that the next generation would get their chance to become immortalized in toy form. For just a shade under $50, you can add Poe Dameron, Finn, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and two new Stormtroopers to your collection. And because we’re trying to avoid another Black Widow situation, you can tack on Daisy Ridley’s Rey for an additional $7.99 here.
3. Chewbacca Adult Onesie
Not every cosplay needs to take hours to construct. If you’re looking for a comfortable, easy way to dress up for the premiere of The Force Awakens, an adult onesie is really the way to go. Chewbacca’s version is available on Amazon and will serve the dual purpose of keeping you warm in line outside in the dead of winter while you wait to get into the theater on opening night.
4. Star Wars ugly Christmas sweater
Every year, Ugly Christmas Sweaters become more and more the desired fashion choice of holiday revelers, and with The Force Awakens just around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better. You can choose between a Darth Vader and Stormtrooper version of the popular Christmas fashion choice, and then show it off on opening night to demonstrate both your holiday spirit and devotion to the fandom.
5. Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber
Price: Approx. $250
Not everyone has 250 bucks to drop on a replica lightsaber, but we thought it’d still be worth highlighting all your options. Hasbro makes several officially licensed lightsaber replicas that can be found on Amazon, including the The Black Series Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber seen above. If you’re looking to save some scratch, you can get a less realistic version of Kylo Ren’s crossguard saber for just $11.85 . Those of you who are aiming for more realism can aim a little higher, thanks to Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series collection, featuring replicas of all your favorite characters’ weapons. These ones will run you upward of $120, so be sure you have some money to spend if you go in this direction.
6. A full box set of the Star Wars movies
You’ll have to buy separately between the original and new trilogy, but for an average of $12 a movie (gets you multi-format Blu-Ray and DVD), it’s still a great deal. The sets come with Darth Vader gracing the cover of the original, while Yoda stares back at you from the prequels, combining for an ultimate Star Wars viewing experience that will be perfect for stuffing the stocking of any fan.
7. Darth Vader 2 Liter Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Do you find your lack of moisture disturbing? Although it may not be as flashy as a replica lightsaber or a remote-controlled droid, the Darth Vader Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier may be the best gift for Star Wars fanatics during the dry winter months. This 2-liter capacity humidifier will run up to 24 hours and features anti-microbial technology to provide relief from the dry air conditions. And while the real Vader makes an unsettling mechanical breathing noise, the Darth Vader humidifier runs refreshingly silent. You can find the Darth Vader 2 Liter Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier right here.
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