It's another seriously big year for those with an affinity for the Force. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is arriving in December, while on the game side of things, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is serving up an all new campaign and multiplayer across every era of Star Wars. The good thing is if you can't wait until the releases later this year, there's Star Wars merchandise everywhere thanks to Force Friday II.
Magnets, bottle openers, t-shirts, mugs. You name it, you can buy it with BB-8 on it. While that's all very well. We know you want something with a bit more class. Proper Star Wars merchandise that you can be proud to own. Without further ado, or any more arguments about who shot first, here's the very best Star Wars merchandise you can buy right now. Happy shopping!
Sphero BB-9E, BB-8, and R2-D2 droids
Yes, these are the droids you’re looking for. Complete with all the right sounds, these BB-9E, R2-D2, and BB-8 droids can be controlled via your phone and even come with their own AR experiences for you to see inside digital recreations of select Star Wars ships, one of which is Snoke’s Star Destroyer. Plus, they're super cute.
Propel Laser Battle Drones
If on screen speeder chasers and droid battles just aren’t enough for your gravity defying soul, it might be time to invest in these impressive Laser Battle Drones from Propel. Including the T-65, X-Wing Starfighter, and 74-Z speeder bike, these slick quadrocopters can travel at up to a ridiculous 50km/h.
Funko Pop! Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys
Did you really think there could be a new Star Wars movie without any Funko Pops? Collectors prepare to buy a whole new cabinet for Funko’s positively intimidating array of traditional models and adorable bobbleheads known as Wobblers. From Porgs with nodding heads to First Order Executioners, the tie ins for The Last Jedi are catnip for Star Wars fans.
Star Wars Kirigami book
Train your Jedi mind with a book of Star Wars Kirigami for true peace and creativity. Paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey has crafted 15 incredible Star Wars ships ready for you to cut and fold out of just one piece of paper. Grab a cutting board and a knife and settle your mind to build these impressive show pieces while learning a bit about the original movie technical design.
Lego Star Wars First Order Heavy Assault Walker
Sure, you could spent £700 on a 7500 piece Millennium Falcon, or just spend a little less on this impressive Lego First Order Heavy Assault Walker. At an impressive 13 inches tall, it comes with studular versions of Poe Dameron, Rey, a Resistance Trooper, First Order walker drive and a First Order Stormtrooper.
Star Wars Death Star Popcorn Maker
Set the scene. You've got a full night of Star Wars home entertainment planned. Rogue One is sitting there in its Blu-ray (Rey?) package just waiting to be unwrapped. Which snacks are going to make the cut? Crisps are out of the question, chocolate doesn't feel like the right choice. You need popcorn and you need popcorn that's been fired from the Death Star now. This absurdly cool popcorn machine doesn't just look good, it doesn't even need oil and only uses the power of air to explode those kernels. Or the Force. You could totally pretend it's the Force. Oh, and the top half is removable and you can use it as a bowl. Win.
Buy it UK/US: £38.56/$49.99 from ThinkGeek
Star Wars BB-8 Waffle Maker
Ok, this entire list isn't just about food but this is a waffle maker that makes BB-8 happen on your plate. What more could you want? Officially licensed and with a non stick cooking plates, this is a charming and delicious offering, complete with on off switch and indicators that will let you know when BB-8 is ready to eat. No, really, don't feel guilty. Now pass me that maple syrup.
Buy it UK/US: Save 55% and get it for £13.94/$17.99 from ThinkGeek
Darth Vader Rolling Luggage
Everyone should be able to walk through the airport with the Imperial March following them wherever they go. Just think how dark and imposing you'll be as you strut through the departures lounge with four 360 degree spinning wheels and an aluminium telescopic handle. Plus, there are benefits to being on the Dark Side as this suitcase fits as cabin size so doesn't even need to go in the hold. Victory is yours.
Buy it UK/US: Save 50% and get it for £31/$39.99 from ThinkGeek
Star Wars: Where's The Wookiee?
Who needs Wally or Waldo when there's a Wookiee to be found? Incredibly, there's even an actual plot excuse as Chewie is hunted down by the Empire and you have to spot him on each page before the best bounty hunters in the galaxy find him instead. There's even plenty of other characters to spot once you've seen everyone's favourite Wookiee on each page.
Rogue One 10-Piece Character Set
Want to own all the characters from the new movie in one, very handy box? Good - this is for you. Just make sure Jyn and Krennic are kept well apart... they don't like each other much.