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For Star Wars fans, the countdown is officially on: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the next installment in the epic film series, hits theaters Dec. 15.
Today is its own sequel of sorts, “Force Friday II,” when a whole slew of cool new merchandise hits stores in anticipation of the new film. This follows the first “Force Friday” shopping event which took place in 2015 ahead of the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Force Friday II is actually a three-day promotion, and diehard Star Wars fans don’t mess around when it comes to their merch, so don’t miss your change to scoop up the newest toys, action figures and gadgets tied to the franchise.
You can even download an accompanying mobile app, “Find the Force,” that lets you take part in a treasure hunt and battle the dark side when you visit participating stores. Ready to shop? Here are some of the coolest toys and gadgets we can’t wait to get our hands on.
Fans went crazy for Sphero’s app-enabled BB-8 and accompanying Force Band, which could be used to control your very own version of the lovable little droid. Now they’re back with the most iconic of the series’ droids, R2-D2, as well as a new droid taking the stage in “The Last Jedi,” BB-9E (this little guy’s personality remains shrouded in mystery).
Lego fans, get ready for the ultimate collector’s item. Lego has just unveiled its biggest and most elaborate Ultimate Collectors Series set yet with this 7,541-piece Millennium Falcon. The catch? It’s also the most expensive, coming in at a whopping $800. You’d better hope you’ve made the nice list this year.
Budding inventors can harness their force for creativity and build their own droid using electronic blocks. They can then use the Droid Inventor app to teach their droid new skills and take it on a variety of missions.
When Radio Flyer unveiled this kid-sized version of Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder at Comic Con recently, grown-up Star Wars fans everywhere mourned its 130-pound weight limit. We’re sorry to say you’ll just have to live vicariously through the young Padawan in your life.
Harness your dark side and blast “The Imperial March” through this amazing gravity-defying bluetooth speaker by Plox that levitates above its base.
If these are the toys you’ve been looking for, get shopping! TechRadar pulled together a helpful list of retailers offering Force Friday specials and deals. May the Force be with your wallet.