I am so pumped about Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. I’m doing my best to steer clear of spoilers, and I plan to go “radio silence” mode next Thursday night since I can’t see the movie until Friday morning. But there is so much awesome Star Wars-related merchandise out, from the classic trilogy to the awful prequels to the exciting new releases. Here are a few ideas for those Force-sensitive beings you love…
- Episodes I-VI on DVD or Blu-Ray
- Episode VII: The Force Awakens on DVD or Blu-Ray
- Rogue One (or Episode 3.95, if you prefer) on DVD or Blu-Ray
- Topps “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Trading Cards
- Topps trading card books for Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, or Return of the Jedi
- Hasbro action figures
- Funko Pop
- William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy (parody books of Episodes IV-VI in Victorian English)
- William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh
The Shakespeare books are perhaps the most unique items on this list. I have the books for Episodes I-VI and absolutely love them. The only reason I don’t already have “Part the Seventh” is because I didn’t realize it was out! It has been added to my Christmas list, and if I don’t get it from someone else, I’ll buy it myself!
After reviewing the series of Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Cards, it seems only natural to move on to the Star Wars: Topps Classic Sticker Book, also published by Abrams. While the Original series displayed all of the cards and stickers from the trading card sets for the original trilogy, Star Wars: Topps Classic Sticker Book is more than a display. These are actually stickers.
More than 250 stickers spanning the original trilogy and a handful from The Force Awakens, the book also contains five pull-out posters that can be used as backgrounds for the stickers. But on the flip-side of each poster is a reproduction of some of the original puzzles that could be created using the original sticker card backs.
Several of the stickers retain their original size, though some are shrunk down. In addition to several character stickers, featuring the main stars as well as fan favorites like Max Rebo, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Nein Nunb, the alphabet stickers from the 1980 Empire Strikes Back series are included.
I’ll be seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens tonight with my boys, but I’m not going to post any spoilers on this site at all. Or on Twitter. Or on Facebook. You can freely visit my corners of the internet without ruining your Star Wars experience this weekend and/or next week.
I hope everyone enjoys the show! May the Force be with you…
Another new trailer, just posted today, contains a lot of new footage.
“Hope is not lost today. It is found.”
In case you didn’t watch the game last night (I didn’t) and you didn’t have someone rush to your room as soon as the trailer was posted on YouTube (I did) and you didn’t have 238 friends post the video on Facebook (I had almost that many), here is the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer to make you happy this Tuesday morning…
“Chewie, we’re home.” The new Star Wars trailer features Han Solo, Chewbacca, a mangled Darth Vader mask, and more!
MAKE IT FULLSCREEN…
…AND WATCH IT (at least) TWICE.
Man, I cannot wait until Christmas! J.J. Abrams is one of my favorite people in the world right now.
May the Force be with you.