The Most Awesome Star Wars Merchandise Money Can Buy
With Star Wars being one of the biggest film franchises of all time, it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that there is a serious amount of merch available for fansboys and girls alike to spend their hard-earned cash on. So we thought we’d take a look at some of the coolest and most random pieces of Star Wars-related gadgets and accessories money can buy!
Onnit x Star Wars Fitness Equipment
Ever wanted your very own Death Star slam ball, Han Solo yoga mat or Darth Vadar kettlebells? Who hasn’t! Well, thankfully you’re in luck as American fitness specialists Onnit have released the perfect workout tools for Padawan and Master. You’d have to say the ‘Solo Mat’ with frozen Han is especially cool. The range starts start at £50.
Columbia Sportswear Echo Base Collection
Columbia Sportswear always produced some great piece with LucasFilm and recently they dropped a limited edition collection of Star Wars-inspired jackets which will keep you toasty even on Hoth! Yes, celebrating the garments warn by Commander Like Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Captain Han Solo while they served the Rebellion on ice-bound planet Hoth, Columbia produced three reinventions of the jackets seen in the 1980 classic Empire Strikes Back. Prices start at around £400.
Propel Star Wars Battle Drones
Drones are cool. There are no two ways about it. And high-end drone makers Propel developed a line of drones aimed at Star Wars geeks both young and old. There’s four different drones in the collection, each made in the mould of some of the films’ most iconic flying vehicles. Propel have built fully functioning flying drones of a T-65 X-Wing Fighter, Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1, a 74-Z Speeder Bike complete with miniature Stromtrooper from Return of the Jedi and even the Millennium Falcon. The best bit is they even fire actual lasers! We’re guessing not too harmful ones… Available for £149.99.
Sphero BB-8 Interactive Toy
Who said toys weren’t for adults? They clearly hadn’t played with Sphero’s incredible BB-8 toy – your very own droid companion. Moving in the exact same way as he does in the film (at around 5mph), Sphero’s BB-8 shows a range of emotions and expressions when you give voice commands, and can play holographic messages recorded using the front-facing camera on your smartphone or tablet. Available for £129.99.
LEGO Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon
LEGO has never just been for kids. And the single largest LEGO set to ever be produced is the 7,500 piece Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon. With 7,541 elements in total, Han Solo’s super-fast Corellian ship is crammed with the all the details and features any LEGO geek could wish for. Alongside intricate hull detailing, the new LEGO Millennium Falcon will feature a sensor dish, upper and lower quad laser cannons, 7 landing legs, a lowering boarding ramp and a hidden blaster cannon. It’s also the single most expensive LEGO set to hit the shelves, priced at £649.99.
Minimalist Original Trilogy Posters
But if you want something a little thriftier, these minimalist Star Wars posters are right up our street. One for each of the original trilogy, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, these posters are inspired by iconic scenes from the films. First drawn by hand and then illustrated digitally, a set of three is available for £31.02 over at Etsy.
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