“May the 4th be with you”
What began as a pun is now known as the official Star Wars day, an event that sees celebrations, game launches, deals and promotions taking place worldwide. Much like last months Alien Day which took place on April 26th, Star Wars Day was born from fans rather than the studio. The official Star Wars site states:
“As Star Wars Day was created by the fans, it is truly their day. “Hosting movie marathons, sharing greetings on social media, cooking Star Wars recipes – there are no wrong ways to celebrate May the 4th, and each year we’re amazed at the creative ways that fans mark the occasion. With Star Wars alive like never before, we hope you’ll join in this year.”
In celebration, here’s a list of some of the best Star Wars themed toys and gadgets that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on.
Hasbro have gifted us with a remote controlled version of the little droid that’s been there from the very start. R2 will bleep, move around and even guard your room from unwanted intruders.
Rogue One watches
Inspired by characters from Rogue One, these Nixon watches are an ideal accessory for any fan of the franchise. Available for men, women and children, there’s the leather and stainless steel option inspired by Jyn Erso or the more colorful Scarif Trooper inspired timepiece. All are completed with a laser engraving on the back side of the watch face.
These Star Wars themed battle drones are detailed replicas of the real thing, complete with authentic sounds and flashing lights. There’s three drones to choose from: the T-65 X-Wing Starfighter, Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1, and a 74-Z Speeder Bike from Return of the Jedi.
The Force Awakens 3D model kits
You may need to set aside some time, but with these kits you can build your own iconic vehicles from The Force Awakens with easy to follow instructions. You’ll be amazed at how intricately detailed each of the models are, as if they had been etched with a lightsaber.
Darth Vader voice changing helmet
Rule over your peons with this Darth Vader helmet that changes your voice into everyone’s favorite Sci-Fi villain. The helmet says popular lines from the movie and makes mechanical breathing sounds.