It's been more than 40 years since Star Wars hit theaters, but the merchandising empire forged from George Lucas's epic space fantasy is stronger than its ever been. This is a list of our favorite new Star Wars toys for 2019, including old favorites and soon-to-be-released pieces, that are perfect for Star Wars fans young and old.
Like Skeletor has Snake Mountain, every villain has to have a lair. With this set, you can build Darth Vader’s fortress on planet Mustafar out of 1,060 pieces. Complete with five minifigures and a TIE Advanced Fighter, it’ll be worth the effort and the setting of hatching endless dastardly schemes.
Sphero's robotic tech felt custom-made from Star Wars toys, and the company finally created its R2-D2 robot in 2017-it's the toy you wish you had growing up. Controlled with your smartphone, R2-D2 can go from bi-ped to tri-ped and can do what Sphero calls "emotive waddles." The best part is you can code new abilities for R2 so the little astromech droid becomes a teaching tool for a kid interested in STEM.
Action figures have come a long way from the early days of Kenner, and Hasbro's Black Series is offers amazingly detailed figures without breaking the bank. Compare this Chewbacca to the 1977 original, and you'll see how time has favored toys. You'll soon be wanting to collect the whole bunch.
With huge game boards, tons of figurines, and dice galore, Rebellion plays like Risk meets Twilight Imperium: 4th Edition in a galaxy far, far away. You'll need some time to learn the rules and get the hang of things, but it's a game you'll play again, again, and again.
Some Star Wars heroes need a blaster, others a lightsaber. This samurai-inspired C-3PO? A personal folding fan should do. This C-3PO is just one of the company's many samurai-inspired Star Wars pieces, which is a fitting tribute to George Lucas' original inspiration from samurai classics like Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress.
As part of the Mythos series, this figure will allow you to imagine your own story, what could have been but possibly never was. This Boba Fett dons sculpted Mandalorian armor, a rangefinder, flight suit and vest with body plate armor, knee pads, and wrist gauntlets. Oh, and a removable Z-6 jetpack and eight interchangeable hands. This guy, along with an equally awesome Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi, is a worthy addition to any collection.
Lego makes a lot of Star Wars sets, but none are quite as impressive as the Ultimate Millennium Falcon. Coming in at a jaw-dropping 7,541 pieces, this building kit is also one of its most expensive but it'll create hours of fun-not to mention a Star Wars toy you'll be happy to display.
Model kits are a rare breed nowadays, but Bandai's collection of Star Wars kits are impressively detailed and surprisingly cheap. Our favorite is the classic X-Wing (all around of the best sci-fi fighter planes ever designed), but if you're more into the Empire, Bandai makes an impressive TIE Fighter as well.
Only second to the lightsaber, blasters among the coolest weapons in the Star Wars universe. Among Nerf's collection of Star Wars plastic arms, the First Order Stormtrooper blaster looks and fires the best. Let's just hope your aim is a bit better than your average stormtrooper.
Star Wars actually has an impressive history with Dungeons & Dragons-style roleplaying, and the Force and Destiny beginner game is a great starter set that'll immerse you into a Star Wars story of your own making. If you want a little different flavor, you can check out Edge of the Empire and Age of Rebellion.
Listen, we're not shy about our IG-88 love, and this figure from Kotobukiya is just awesome. Actually, all of Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ figures are great, in case psychopathic robot bounty hunters aren't your thing.
Drones + Star Wars = an inevitably perfect match. This land speeder drone will have you playing out the Return of the Jedi's speeder chase in your backyard in no time.
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