Since 1977 Star Wars has been inspiring kids and adults with its epic tale of intergalactic adventures. With so many great characters and an amazing story to boot, it’s no wonder that this timeless space saga is once again a firm favourite with kids today. But what about the legacy of merchandise that follows on from the big budget movies? We know picking out toys and games based on your kid’s favourite franchise can be a daunting task, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best Star Wars toys to date and why we think they’re the coolest in the galaxy.
Star Wars Collectibles and Toys
Collecting is often a lifetime habit, but one that starts in childhood. Encouraging your kids to collect is a great way to teach them patience, and about the value of their possessions. Pop! produce a range of collectible caricatured figures across a host popular culture mediums including films, TV shows and sports. They also make great Star Wars replicas that little Force enthusiasts will love.
Take the Star Wars Admiral Ackbar figure or the C-3PO figure – both are cute representations of the classic characters. Pop! are also a great brand to collect as they’re affordably priced, meaning it’s easy to build a collection relatively quickly and little ones can use their own pocket money to collect the whole gang, from Chewbacca to Finn.
If you’re looking for something a little more quirky in the way of Star Wars toys, then you and your kids will enjoy hours of fun with the Star Wars Interactive R2-D2 Robotic Droid toy. Featuring hand-held radio controls, 10 different buttons and over 1000 action combinations, this robotic representation of your favourite droid is bound to bring tons of amusement. Project Princess Leia on the wall and recreate all the sound effects from the original movies.
Star Wars Lego Sets
LEGO have been creating models for the Star Wars range for nearly two decades, so they know what they’re doing when it comes to making the best LEGO Star Wars sets. One of the greatest features of LEGO is their abundance of products across a vast range of prices, meaning there is a LEGO Star Wars set on offer for all ages and budgets.
If you’re seeking an advanced LEGO set for older children or teenagers, then the LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler isn’t going to disappoint. With over 3000 pieces, 7 mini figures, opening ramps and more exciting features you’ll recognise from the original Sandcrawler, this LEGO set will make a perfect gift for a real LEGO Star Wars enthusiast.
Perhaps you’re interested in finding a construction set to suit beginner builders or something to occupy youngsters on a long journey or a rainy afternoon. We think the LEGO Microfighter range is a great option for an affordable addition to their LEGO Star Wars collection. Suitable for ages 6-12 this small but fun member of the LEGO family features all your favourite Star Wars characters and their vehicles. The LEGO Star Wars Wookie Gunship Microfighter is an exciting add-on to any LEGO collection and features 84 pieces, a Wookie mini figure and flick missiles.
Since Star Wars is loved by grown-ups and littles ones alike, it’s a no-brainer that board games built around the Star Wars theme are a hit with the whole family. Star Wars Monopoly adds a new twist to an old favourite – forget about houses and streets, it’s time to dominate the galaxy! Choose your side and kick back on a rainy day to re-live the fun of Monopoly with an exciting Star Wars slant.
Unleash your children’s inner detectives with Star Wars Guess Who?, the guessing game of familiar faces now featuring the tons of Star Wars characters. Guess Who? is a hilarious game that’s been a family staple since its arrival in the UK in the early 1980s. Can you guess your opponent’s card before they discover yours? Will it be Rey or Darth Vader? Just ask yes or no questions about their traits to devise the identity of the hidden character!
Star Wars Costumes
Help little ones recreate their top Star Wars moments with an afternoon of dressing up and role play. Star Wars costumes are great for Halloween, a themed birthday party, or even on a rainy evening after school when your kids feel like wielding lightsabers and channelling the Force. At Toys R Us, we have a great choice of kids Star Wars costume ideas from full body costumes to character masks. A quirky, yet cute, option for little Star Wars fans is the Star Wars The Force Awakens Deluxe Stormtrooper Costume, suitable for ages 7-8. With three or four of these fun costumes you can create your own mini swarm of Stormtroopers ready to do the bidding of the First Order.
Happy Chewbacca is one of the most popular videos of 2016 and it’s no wonder when we take a glance at the toy behind the viral unboxing video. The Star Wars The Force Awakens Chewbacca Electronic mask is a fun dressing up toy styled to look just like Chewbacca in the movies! Open the mask’s mouth and you can hear the Wookie roar. The mask’s strap is easily adjusted meaning it’s suitable for kids of all ages – plus we know adults are going to have just as much fun howling and growling just like the original Wookie.
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