Need help finding the perfect Star Wars gift for the holidays? Let's see what the Galaxy has in store for you.
With all the excitement surrounding The Force Awakens many of us are doing our very best to steer clear of spoilers while staying pumped about the latest addition to the Star Wars Saga. Staying in the spirit of things we're highlighting 12 awesome Star Wars gifts worth checking out that are sure to put a smile on the face of that special someone in your life. Go ahead and dive in — and may the force be with you!
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1. Sphero BB-8
This popular Droid needs little introduction, but deserves its spot at the top of our list. The Sphero BB-8 connects to your Android, Windows or iOS device allowing you to control its movements and even talk to it. The authentic movement of the BB-8 is pretty amazing when matched with its autonomous behavior and adaptive personality. You can even create and view holographic videos with the BB-8, however the feature is a little underwhelming as it stands. With a 100ft range and a top speed of 4.5 mph, this app-enabled Droid provides endless entertainment for all ages.
2. Darth Vader USB Car Charger
Embrace the dark side and bring along Darth Vader for the ride. This USB car charger is small enough to fit in your cup holder, but the plug behind Vader's helmet swivels to accommodate most setups. There's a single USB port underneath that provides a max output of 2.1 amps. This unique car charger is extremely detailed and looks great while it keeps your smartphone or tablet charged on the go. It doesn't come with a USB cable though, so snag one from those rebel scum if you must!
3. Star Wars: Battlefront - Deluxe Edition
Jump into your own X-wing, TIE fighter, or even pilot the Millennium Falcon — Battlefront brings the action and realism of the original Star Wars trilogy straight to your TV. Fight alongside your team on the ground or in the air on iconic planets including Hoth, Endor, and Tatooine. Its recent release just before the holidays makes it a great gift for any Star Wars fanatic.
4. Darth Vader Waffle Maker
Whip up your own waffle batter and pour it into this Darth Vader Waffle Maker to make the baddest breakfast on the block. Featuring a weighted lid, regulating thermostat, and 5 temperature settings, each waffle will come out evenly cooked whether you prefer them tender and golden or brown and crispy. The 2 indicator lights up top let you know when it's hot enough to pour in the batter and when your waffles are ready. These Vader waffles are sure to be a hit with your guests!
5. Star Wars Nerf Blaster - Deluxe Stormtrooper
Unleash the fury of the first order with this Stormtrooper Blaster! This side-loading Nerf gun comes with a scope, 12 red darts and a magazine that's also compatible with other Nerf guns. The blaster is capable of firing darts up to 65 feet and features a jam door for easy access to loaded darts. Unload your magazine with single shots or go nuts with rapid fire mode.
6. LEGO Star Wars Death Star
For the serious Star Wars fan that loves some LEGO action, this Death Star set features over 3,800 pieces with amazing detail. There are numerous minifigure-scale scenes, moving parts, and characters on its multiple decks. Set up the actual control room of the Death Star, hangar bay, rotating turboblaster turrets, and other rooms to complete this impressive LEGO construction. Find the perfect spot for your favorite minifigures including Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, R2-D2 and many more. This LEGO set isn't for those without the patience and discipline of a true Jedi master.
7. Turtle Beach X-Wing Pilot Gaming Headset
Join the heroes of the Rebel Alliance and sport your own X-Wing Pilot Headset for all your gaming adventures. Inspired by the signature orange jumpsuits worn by Starfighter Pilots this comfortable headset features full-range audio with its 40mm Neodymium speakers. In-line controls place microphone mute and volume buttons right at your fingertips so you can chat with your friends while gaming together. This special edition headset from Turtle Beach is compatible with all the latest systems including Xbox One and Playstation 4, as well as PC and Mac setups.
8. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
Collect and command your favorite Star Wars characters from your Android device with Galaxy of Heroes — the best (and free) mobile Star Wars game up for grabs on Google Play. This epic RPG-style game lets you fight against enemies in iconic locations including Coruscant, Tatooine, and Hoth, and construct the ultimate team of both Jedi and Sith using powerful abilities. There are plenty of rewards to be had for your achievements, so stop wasting time — the Galaxy needs you!
9. R2-D2 USB Car Charger
There's no better traveling companion than R2-D2 and now you can bring your favorite droid along for the ride with this USB car charger. Juice up 2 devices simultaneously while R2 sits in your cup holder and lights up while in action. Each port features a 2.1A output and the connected cable plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter port to stay powered. When R2 starts to charge your devices you'll hear him give a happy response and when there's no more power to share he'll whistle sadly. This unique Dual-USB car charger is a great addition to any vehicle if you don't mind sacrificing your cup holder for R2 to chill at your side.
10. Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-ray)
Experience the complete Star Wars Saga in amazing Blu-ray quality from the comfort of your couch! This set includes Episodes I-VI, each in their own sleeve along with tons of extras like deleted scenes, alternate scenes, concept art, supplementary interviews with the cast and crew, as well as a bunch of documentaries that will keep the biggest Star Wars fans entertained for hours.
11. Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Quadcopter
Ever wish you could pilot the most iconic ship in the Star Wars universe? With the Air Hogs remote controlled Millennium Falcon Quadcopter you can make that dream come true without the risk of smashing into those pesky asteroids. Using 4 durable rotors you'll enjoy an agile flight with an impressive range of up to 200 feet without obstructions. While it's mostly ideal for indoor use you can take it for a spin outdoors if you've had some experience handling drones with wind resistance.
12. Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber
This movie-accurate lightsaber looks, sounds, and feels like the real deal. Modeled after Kylo Ren's lightsaber in The Force Awakens, the 3 LED blades light up with matching sounds when activated, humming while stationary, clashing when in combat, and powering down when turned off. The real metal hilt adds an authentic feel while the built-in accelerometer responds to your every move. Also included with this deluxe lightsaber is a clear acrylic display stand for showing off your collectible to all your friends.
13. iHome Star Wars Bluetooth Speakers
Why turn to traditional Bluetooth speakers when you can rock your favorite playlists over a Star Wars themed speaker? iHome has created their own series of Bluetooth speakers in the form of detailed Star Wars ships including a TIE Fighter, the Millennium Falcon, Death Star, and Star Destroyer — all with clear acrylic stands to rest on, also making them ideal for display. As soon as the speaker is turned on you'll get unique lighting effects for each model and you can even use them as a speakerphone when accepting incoming calls. The sound quality from these Star Wars speakers is certainly acceptable, offering loud playback with crisp highs and moderate lows. Starting at just $40, these make amazing gifts for any Star Wars fan.
14. Star Wars: The Digital Collection
You're not a real Star Wars fan unless you've bought the movies (at least Eps. 4-6) at least three times. And what's one more, right?
For the money and convenience, it's best to grab "Star Wars: The Digital Collection" on Google Play, currently on sale for $89. That's all six movies in the series, playable on any Android device, easy to kick to a television via Chromecast — and basically the best way to to ensure you can watch Star Wars whenever, and wherever, you want. If there's a downside to this is that these versions are George Lucas' "fixed" updates, with that extra Jabba scene and updated backgrounds.