Top 10: Gifts for Star Wars fans
Know a Star Wars fanatic, we all do. We buy them for Christmas but what do? Hmmm. Anyway, here are our ten favourite gifts across a range of budgets for Star Wars fans.
The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
George Lucas spent nearly ten years bringing his dream project to life: a ground-breaking space fantasy movie. It would be a sci-fi saga inspired by vintage Flash Gordon serials, classic American westerns and mythological heroes. Its original title: The Star Wars. The rest is history.
Yet its production is a story as entertaining and exciting as the film itself. Now, recounted in the words of those who were there, it is finally being told. The book is a definitive last word on the making of the film and a must-buy for any fan.
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Star Wars facemasks
Each pack comes with four masks featuring your intergalactic favourites; Chewbacca: A moisturising mask packed with coconut oil to hydrate your skin - Darth Vader: A powerful mask infused with anti-ageing black tea extract - Yoda: Cucumber, it’s full of. Cool and soothe, it will - C3PO: Oh my goodness, you’ve got a golden glow! Must be all the honey in this mask.
At under £13, it's ideal for those who want a bit of a pamper with a kick (and the ensuing selfie)...
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Lazerbuilt Chewbacca’s Bandolier Seat Belt Cover
Designed to look like the bandolier that Chewbacca wears in the films, this cheap and cheerful seat belt is the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan. The bandolier comes with velcro for fastening, with the reverse made of scratch-resistant material.
It doesn’t move around too much while you drive, but as our test ran for only 12 parsecs, we can’t comment on how it will perform in the longer term.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4)
As a former Padawan on the run from the Empire, you must complete your training before Imperial Inquisitors discover your plan to revive the Jedi Order. Aided by a former Jedi Knight, a cantankerous pilot and a fearless droid - you must escape the evil machinations of the Empire in a story-driven adventure.
Explore and overcome a wide range of challenges focused on combat, exploration and puzzle-solving. The PlayStation 4 game isn't available until 15 November 2019 but pre-order is open now.
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Chewbacca Electronic Mask
We all know the video that made this mask famous. If you're sat there without knowing what I'm talking about, your first port of call is going here to watch said masterpiece. Anyway, back to the mask, which transforms you into everyone’s favourite Wookie.
Move your mouth while wearing it to activate a variety of authentic Wookie growls and howls to scare off every Stormtrooper in sight. Open your mouth slightly for a light roar, then open it wider to make your Wookie roar even louder. Requires two AAA batteries. Fortunately, they're included.
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Star Wars Monopoly
It's Monopoly, but better. It'll probably still take the same amount of time and patience as the classic board game we all know and love (and hate), but now you can be your favourite character from across the galaxy. You can play on the Rebel or the Empire side and your mission is to conquer planets and build bases so you can dominate the universe.
When players land on your planets, they owe you rent - but the same is true when you land on theirs. Powerful Force cards will alter your destiny, but there can be only one winner. When every planet is owned, the game is over - and if the Force is with you, you'll be the ultimate winner. Simples.
If you're a Star Wars fan you will absolutely love the Sphero R2-D2. The attention to detail is great with the proper lights and sounds that come directly from the unit, it's like having your very own R2 unit at home. Thanks to the well designed and easy to use the app, it's also something that everyone, from toddlers to teenagers and parents who grew up with the original films, can play with and enjoy.
You can drive R2-D2 yourself and get him to perform one of the 18 pre-set actions, all from the Star Wars films. These include the scene where R2-D2 is first captured by the Jawas and falls over. Plus, if you sit R2-D2 in front of a copy of Star Wars, he will react to certain parts of the film - as well as other Sphero droids.
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Po-zu/Star Wars collaboration shoes
Ethical and sustainable footwear brand Po-Zu has teamed up with Disney to create a line of Star Wars shoes. Inspired by Rey’s iconic mid-calf boot, as featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi, these boots are vegan and feature natural linen with an adjustable calf/rear lace-up system and cork details.
A built-in 12mm thick Foot-Mattress in coconut fibre and natural latex is designed to mould to your foot shape, provide excellent insulation and air circulation to keep your feet dry. Co-branded ‘Star Wars™/Po-Zu’ heat is embossed on the heel. Other shoes in the range include X-Wing graphic trainers and Rebel Combat khaki boots.
Haynes Manual: TIE Fighter
Just as the Galactic Empire used great fleets of starships to expand Imperial control across the galaxy, the subsequent authoritarian government - the First Order - used even more technologically advanced ships to unify planetary systems and crush all opposition. With both regimes, the most abundant and ubiquitous ships in their respective fleets were the notoriously lethal TIE fighters.
This manual will get your TIE Fighter in outstanding order in no time but be warned, it's not for rebel scum.
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LEGO Star Wars AT-AP Walker
The LEGO AT-AP Walker will add firepower to any LEGO fan’s collection with features like articulated legs and a retractable third leg, plus an opening top and sides that reveal a detailed two minifigure cockpit. This walking tank model also includes a rotating and elevating top turret with a seat for a minifigure and a spring-loaded shooter for exciting battling action.
With Chewbacca, Clone Commander Gree and Kashyyyk Clone Trooper figures plus two Kashyyyk Battle Droid LEGO figures, this collectable construction toy makes for an ideal gift for any fans of Star Wars.
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