The holiday season is upon us, and yet again Star Wars fans already have a gift coming in the form of a new film. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is sure to fill the holiday season with more midichlorians than you can shake a vibroblade axe at, and if there is a Star Wars fan in your life, there will be plenty of gift buying options. There's plenty here to treat yo' self to as well.
Here's a gift guide that should satisfy any Star Wars fanatic, and most of it will not require you to sell your speeder. Let's dive in!
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) 3.75 inch action figure
The same size as the figures of old, and still the standard for most action figure enthusiasts. The current line features loads of new characters from The Last Jedi as well as The Force Awakens, and there are plenty of classic characters thrown into the mix.
Rey (Jedi Training) Action Figure (Black Series)
The Black Series line features larger and more detailed figures than the regular figure line, and the sculpts are good enough that one can proudly display their favorite character without having to shell out of the credits for one of the (admittedly fantastic) more expensive statues. The packaging is also fairly fancy and friendly to collectors.
Star Wars Funko Pop figures
Until Funko Pop figures go the way of the slap bracelet, they will continue to expand and consume every genre character you can think of. Star Wars is no exception, and Funko has an entire line of favorites both new and old. The link below will get you a two-for-one deal, because let's face it — if someone is into these, they most likely want more than one.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rose Tico jacket
A few years ago, Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka Tano herself) created a line of Star Wars fashion specifically tailored for women. Female fans were no longer relegated to having to settle for a t-shirt in a boy's small, and the site has since blossomed into a company that sells all kinds of things for all kinds of fandoms. The above jacket, however, is sure to be a favorite. Rose Tico (played by Kelly Marie Tran) is poised to be a breakout character in the new film, so what better way to celebrate than by grabbing this insanely affordable jacket? The site sells everything in a variety of sizes and shapes, and includes custom designs that you won't find anywhere else.
Porg Electronic Plush
Look, the world has become #porgnation, and we're all just living in it. These cuddly critters are already dominating the Star Wars fandom (and beyond), and the film hasn't even come out yet. If they prove even the least bit charming in the actual film, it's gonna be a full-on porg-acalypse. If they are a grand slam, you'd better dispose of any pride and porg-judice you may have and just give in to love. In case the cuteness doesn't sell you, this cuddly plush makes sounds when you squeeze it. Every kid will want one. Every adult will want one too, whether they admit it or not.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Visual Dictionary
These hardcover books are a must-read for any fan. Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group picks apart every little detail of the film in question, and gives copious amounts of canon backstory to all of it. The book can be pre-ordered now, as it comes out the same day as the film. Previous versions of this book (based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One) have proven to be enormously satisfying, and it's the perfect item to leaf through after the film has been seen and the gifts are torn open.
Star Wars: Rebels Season 3 Blu-ray
The new film is not the only thing happening in the world of Star Wars, of course. The galaxy far, far away has been triumphing on the small screen as well, and the latest animated show is no exception. The fourth season of Star Wars: Rebels is airing now, but all three previous seasons are available on Blu-ray and DVD and are well worth the purchase. The Season 3 set is loaded with extras, but it is the show itself that will be a joy for any fan who's curious about the Rebellion before the events of the very first film. Season 3 also brings in old EU favorite Grand Admiral Thrawn (voiced by Lars Mikkelson), and his face-offs with Rebel leader Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall) takes the already great show to a whole new level.
Leia: Princess of Alderaan
One of the many great Star Wars books available at the moment, this is a new read from Claudia Gray, who is one of the best SW writers working today. It's a tale of Leia Organa when she was young and growing up on Alderaan, and has various ties to the upcoming film -- including a young version of Laura Dern's Amilyn Holdo and the salty planet of Crait. Claudia Gray writes Leia Organa possibly better than anyone (see her excellent book Bloodline for further proof), and seeing this unexplored area of the future General's life is a huge treat. Also fantastic? The book gives readers a great insight into Leia's mother, Breha Organa, and that has been long overdue.
Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighters
Here's where the fun begins! Star Wars and Lego have been joining forces for a while now, and this set is one of the most fun. While not as insanely detailed (or expensive) as the ultimate Millennium Falcon set, this good looking version of hotshot Poe Dameron's black colored X-Wing is nothing to growl at. It naturally includes a Poe Dameron minifig, a BB-8, and two others.
Star Wars: Battlefront II (Deluxe Trooper Edition, PS4)
For the gamer who is also a Star Wars fan, there really is no better option right now. Yes, the loot boxes and progression system aren't great, but this game is FUN. In the end, that's all that matters. The game includes pieces from every corner of the current canon, from the films, to the TV shows, to the books, to the comics. The excellent single player story campaign drops plenty of references to books and comics that take place around the same period, and the continuity work is astounding. As for the regular multiplayer? This go around you can play as a clone or a battle droid, so yes, that's a great deal of fun as well. If a second controller is available, well then you'll be able to get in some serious side-by-side couch dueling action. With a wonderful story, more free content coming, and a variety of ways to play, this game is very much worth it.
Star Wars Captain Phasma satin bomber jacket
If you prefer to celebrate your favorite First Order shield-lowerer with stylish outerwear, look no further! This Captain Phasma-inspired jacket comes in all sizes and instantly makes anyone wearing it so very much cooler.
BB-8 by Sphero
The little scene stealer from The Force Awakens just had his price brought down, and if you (or a fan you know) doesn't already have one of these, pounce on it like a Loth-cat! This tiny version of the adorable droid can wheel around the house controlled by a free phone app, and he also makes all of the necessary chirps and whines. What's really fun is being able to set him in his dock and put The Force Awakens on — BB-8 will watch with you and respond accordingly. It's not so much buying a toy as it is buying a friend.
R2-D2 app-enabled droid
In case you or your loved one is more of a classical trilogy person, Sphero recently came out with a tiny version of the original swiss army droid, R2-D2. Also guided by a phone app, he can wheel around your house, make all of his whistles and moans, turns his head this way and that, and even deliver messages. The details are exquisite, and since R2 is probably the coolest robot in history, it's well worth the price.
Han Solo (The Force Awakens) jacket
You don't have to make a deal with Kanjiklub to grab a great replica of Han Solo's amazing jacket from The Force Awakens. There may have been nobody in the galaxy left for him to swindle, but at least he looked as stylish as ever. Available in a variety of sizes, this jacket goes very well with your best Harrison Ford impression.
Star Wars: The Black Series Luke Skywalker FX lightsaber
In case you or your friend have a serious case of Jedi envy, Luke Skywalker's classic green lightsaber from Return of the Jedi is yours for the purchasing. This classic replica has light effects, sound, and also comes with a display stand in case you would choose to display it instead of carrying it with you at all times. It does everything but slice through doors, and if this particular make and model aren't your favorite, there are plenty of other options.
Han Solo in carbonite
Coming at a Hutt-sized price, you'd really have to be at a full-on "the thought of not being with you... I can't breathe..." place with the fan for who you'd be buying this. You'd also have to make sure that they would have someplace to put it. It could theoretically work in any room in the house, and is sure to be a favorite decoration.
Anakin Skywalker may hate sand, but maybe your favorite SW enthusiast enjoys it! Running a little low on the credits this holiday season? Don't worry one bit. Grab the closest empty jar, go and fill it with some sand, and then slap a label on it. Write that it's sand from either Tatooine or Jakku, or mix in some cinnamon and say it's from Geonosis. Want to make it appropriate for the new film? Throw in a bunch more cinnamon, put an inch of rock salt (available on most sidewalks and driveways) on the top, and say it's from Crait. It's the thought that counts, and this is a thought that is coarse, rough, and gets everywhere.