Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiers December 15 (editor's note: squeeeee!), making this the third year in a row that a Star Wars film is released right before Christmas. If you think the timing of these releases so close to a major gifting holiday is a coincidence, I've got some beautiful beachfront property on Jakku to sell you. Besides being a rip roaring space opera full of adventure, heroism, special effects, and the intricacies of trade route taxation, the Star Wars franchise is a merchandising juggernaut that has more licensing agreements than Mos Eisley has scum, villainy, and seven-piece up-tempo jazz bands combined. Star Wars toys, clothing, games, and other officially branded items are going to be some of the hottest gifts on Santa's list this year, so here is where to get them on sale!
Target Star Wars Deals
has a whole exclusive collection
of Star Wars
items that can only
be found in their stores and on their site. Here are some of our favorites:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Figures 12" 6-Pk $49.99
These are great for kids, sure, but wouldn't they look good artfully arranged around your computer at work? Asking for a friend. You can also currently get a Rogue One set
on sale for just $29.99.
Hot Wheels Star Wars Rogue One: Starship 11-Pk $20.39 (was $33.99)
Get 11 iconic vehicles from the Star Wars
universe, like Boba Fett's Slave I,
a Star Destroyer, and the Millennium Falcon,
as well as two ships from Rogue One
—the TIE Striker and the Rebel U-Wing Fighter.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Praetorian Guard Exclusive Action Figure 18" $17.99 (was $29.99)
Confession: I've always loved the Star Wars
bad guys the most, and this new iteration of the Praetorian Guard with its samurai-influenced armor and weapon is dope.
Get it now for less.
Best Buy Star Wars Deals
has all the best high-tech Star Wars collectibles
, with many currently on sale:
Sphero - Special Edition BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with Force Band $99.99 (was $199.99)
This edition of BB-8 shows some of the wear-and-tear that comes from rolling through the gritty Star Wars
universe, and comes with a Force Band that allows you to control him with hand gestures. This is a truly great price for this droid, and there's no telling how long it will last. I saw some jawas eying it...
Propel - T-65 X-Wing Starfighter Quadrocopter with Remote Controller $99.99 (was $149.99)
Take to the skies with this X-Wing drone that can reach speeds of 35 mph (1.8254e-12 parsecs per hour) and includes the detail of R2-D2 flying shotgun as the onboard mechanic. Cardmembers
will also get 5% back in rewards with this purchase.
GameStop Star Wars Deals
has SO MUCH Star Wars merch
right now, but lets just highlight the games:
Star Wars Battlefront Xbox One $4.99 (was $9.99)
This is a huge deal for a pre-owned copy of the original Star Wars Battlefront
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition $19.99
Younger gamers will enjoy this new edition of the LEGO Star Wars
game, which includes season pass content and an exclusive Finn MinFig, in addition to the game itself.
Hot Topic Star Wars Deals
For apparel, clothes, and everything else, Hot Topic
has a Star Wars collection
. Also, for a limited time you can use this holiday promo code
to take $20 off your purchase of $75 or more!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Porg Soup Mug $10.43 (was $14.43)
I don't know much about this new Star Wars species, but I do know that porgs
look a lot like mogwai
and are seriously cute! Even the most mundane object becomes irresistible with those big eyes on it.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rebel Insignia Flocked T-Shirt $16.03 - $17.43 (was $22.90 - $24.90)
There are way more...eye catching
items of clothing in the Hot Topic line, but nothing that establishes your allegiance quite so succinctly, nor something that can be incorporated as well into your daily wardrobe.
Star Wars Death Star Full/Queen Comforter $62.93 (was $89.90)
Call me crazy, but I think that while this comforter is undeniably for Star Wars
fans, it's stylish enough to not be absolutely rejected by Trekkies. The pillowcases
are sold separately, but while you can't see it in this picture, there's at least one image of a TIE fighter at the foot of the comforter in addition to the Death Star.