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 already here. 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!
Lego Millennium Falcon
It's definitely one of the more expensive Star Wars Lego sets out there, but just think how much use you can get out that thing. Build it, play with it, watch it splinter into a thousand pieces after accidentally dropping it, and then repeat the three act tragedy all over again. It's a Lego tradition.
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.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Funko Pops
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: The Clone Wars Blu-Ray Box Set
So what if it's not considered canon anymore? This animated series still holds some of the best Star Wars stories of all time within its epic saga, including a reanimated Darth Maul! With robot legs!
Buy it UK: £44.99 on Amazon
Buy it US: $56.99 on Amazon
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: £13.94/$17.99 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.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 PS4 Bundle
Jump into the galaxy far, far away through the power of interactive entertainment, with this ultimate Star Wars gaming packing. This slightly rarer crystal white PS4 Slim has 500GB of space (or 1TB for US customers) for you to fill up with games, the first of which will be Star Wars Battlefront 2, as it comes bundled in with this special edition for a slightly discounted price.
Buy it UK: £219.98 on Amazon
Buy it US: $299.00 on Amazon
Star Wars Monopoly
You might be an ace pilot or a master of the force, but how's your hand in the property market? This Star Wars themed Monopoly set is unlike any other, boasting a unique board shape and new collectable items that change up the traditional style of play of this classic capitalism simulator.
Buy it UK: £29.99 on Pop In A Box
Buy it US: $40.95 on Pop In A Box