A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a director named George Lucas changed the face of cinema forever. When Star Wars hit the scene in 1979, it was a brash bold B-movie that struck the public consciousness like a mallet on a watermelon.
For three decades avoiding Star Wars has been akin to trying to avoid oxygen. You could barely walk down the street without seeing someone wearing a Stormtrooper t-shirt. Star Wars marked the point when we collectively began to drag our childhood obsessions into the adult world.
Now Star Wars merchandising is a hot ticket yet again with the imminent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.
So if you want some ace swag that’ll give you the power of the force, what should you buy?
Get retro gaming
There’s been a long and questionable history of rubbish Star Wars games over the years, from the abominable Star Wars: Demolition to the buggy Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. But alongside the outright stinkers, there are a few genuine gems in the rough. And they’re easily playable on current systems.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has been one of the most highly rated games in the franchise for over a decade. A huge RPG brimming with characters, a trek through the lands of the Old Republic will introduce you to the lore of the sci-fi epic in one huge, action-packed tale.
There are hundreds of games based on the power of the Force, but this is the perfect option if you want to be immersed in the Star Wars world.
The LEGO universe has become synonymous with Star Wars in recent years – in part thanks to the intricate and ornate LEGO figurines that have hit the market at exorbitant prices.
Think of the new Millennium Falcon LEGO set as the stickle brick version of a luxury condo. In the latest brick-based spacecraft, the grimy and ramshackle feel of Han Solo’s smuggler’s den is perfectly represented.
The latest in the long line of the Star Wars saga will feature plenty of new characters for kids and adults to fall in love with. And one such cute creature is BB-8, an R2-D2 variation – and the spherical droid is already a big hit in toy stores.
This authentically moving spherical robot can be guided by your smartphone and is autonomous when it’s not following your commands.
Can you think of anything cuter than having your own robot companion to play with? You can guarantee that this Star Wars toy will be one of the biggest sellers in toy shops this year.