Now that a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer has been beamed into our eyeballs - be still, my beating heart - is there a better time to invest in the best Star Wars merchandise? No, dear reader, there is not. Give in to the hype (just like we did with our Easter egg-filled breakdown) and fill your boots with all the glorious Star Wars gifts.
LEGO Star Wars
Best Star Wars LEGO
LEGO sets are the perfect gift for a friend, loved one, or yourself. Get your hands on the very best with our guide.
However, it's easy to be buried under the sheer volume of collectibles, books, and toys that are generated by a mega-franchise like this. Where do you even start? To help you out, we've brought together what we think might be the very best Star Wars merchandise. That includes LEGO sets, board games, and hyper-detailed action figures. In fact, there are Star Wars gifts for everyone here; we've got Chewie hoodies to keep you warm when the weather turns more Hoth than hot (see what we did there?), Funko Pops, and even a buddy BB-8 for you to take for a spin whenever you see fit.
This page isn't just dedicated to Episode 9 merch, either. You'll find gear from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and upcoming Disney Plus series Star Wars: The Mandalorian (including ways to watch it) right here. May the Force be with you!
Black Friday game deals
Black Friday is coming up at the end of November, so bookmark our guide to be sure you don't miss any good deals. Don't forget to check out these Black Friday gaming specials, either!
Best Star Wars merchandise
1. The Mandalorian (Star Wars Black series)
The best Star Wars action figure
The Star Wars Black series is known for its laser-focused attention to detail (take a look at the whole range here if you don't believe us), but one of the coolest might just be this depiction of the titular Mandalorian. His battered, hodgepodge armor and off-the-shoulder cape that screams "I'm a badass, get over it" are brought to life in perfect miniature form here. He'd look incredible on any desk or shelf, and can be joined by the likes of the new Sith Trooper or Jedi: Fallen Order's hero, Cal Kestis.
2. Star Wars Geeki Tikis
The best Star Wars mug
Blue Milk, anyone? These Star Wars tiki mugs recreate your favorite characters in the iconic tiki style, making them ideal for cocktail parties or social gatherings with fellow fans. We're particularly fond of the Chewbacca version, but you can get a wide range online including Kylo Ren, Greedo, Stormtroopers, Jawas, and Sand People. Just throw in some Cantina music and you'll be good to go.
3. Star Wars BB-8 Sphero ('Battle Worn' Limited Edition)
The best interactive Star Wars toy
Yes, these are the droids you’re looking for. Complete with all the right sounds, this BB-8 Sphero kit can be controlled via your phone and even comes with its own AR experience. It's an absolute delight to use and features all the little droid's mannerisms from the films. This one's paint job also makes it look just like it does at the beginning of The Force Awakens - battle-worn and ready to defeat the First Order. Plus, it's super cute. If you'd rather get the normal version, click here (you can even get R2-D2).
4. LEGO Millennium Falcon
The best Star Wars LEGO set
With every new appearance from the Millennium Falcon, there just has to be a new LEGO kit to accompany it. This one may just be the best yet; besides featuring a comprehensive recreation of the ship's latest design, you also get many of Rise of Skywalker's biggest heroes - namely a cane-weilding Lando Calrissian, D-O, Chewbacca, and Finn. While this is definitely one of the more expensive Star Wars Lego sets out there, just think how much use you can get out of 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.
5. Star Wars Funko Pops
The best Star Wars vinyl figures
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 a bow-wielding Jannah to Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and the mysterious Zorii Bliss, the tie-ins for The Rise of Skywalker are catnip for Star Wars fans. As if that wasn't enough, you can also get your hands on Pops for Jedi: Fallen Order (including the rad Second Sister).
6. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Blu-Ray set
The best Star Wars TV series
Star Wars: The Clone Wars was one of the few things outside of the movies pre-Disney that's still considered canon, and you know what? We're very grateful. It has some of the best Star Wars stories within its five seasons (six, if you count the Lost Missions). Better still, it's ideal for all ages and is getting new episodes on Disney Plus. Want to see them, and the rest of the series, for a small monthly fee? Find out how to get yourself a Disney Plus sign-up right here.
7. Star Wars: Where's the Wookiee?
The best novelty Star Wars book and stocking-filler
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.
8. Chewbacca hoodie
The best Star Wars hoodie
How to make yourself 100% more huggable instantly: just put on a fluffy Chewbacca hoodie. Warning: wear it to a Star Wars screening and you may get mobbed. Or accused of being a bit out of touch. One of the two.