Saturday, December 21, 2013

Top Ten Best (Last Minute) Star Wars Gift Ideas

By: Benjamin Hart

Christmas is only a few days away, have you gotten all of your Christmas shopping done? No..? Well, you've come to the right place. Below you'll find my list of ten top ten best Star Wars gifts money can buy! Check it out and finish your shopping while there's still time...

#10: R2-D2 USB Car Charger
Who wouldn't want to have Artoo as their co-pilot? This awesome little Astromech fits in a cup holder and provides two USB ports for charging phones, Tablets and other devices. And even better, he beeps and boops when you plug your devices into him!

#9: Star Wars Pet Bed

Whether you've got a Cat, Dog or a Wampug, we all want our furry friends to have a comfortable place to relax. And what could be better than this Star Wars pet bed? Choose between an all black Darth Vader themed bed or much brighter colored Yoda themed bed(above).

#8: Lego Star Wars Ewok Village

Admit it. No matter how young or old you are, we all love Legos! And who wouldn't love to have this amazing 1990 piece set, which allows you to create a portion of the Ewok village from Endor. It includes 16 minifigures including Han, Leia, Chewie, Luke and several Ewoks & Imperial Troopers. It's easy to recreate almost all of the iconic Endor scenes from Return Of The Jedi. Check out a detailed overview of the set on From Bricks To Bothans.

#7: High Adventure: The Trails Of Obi-Wan
Give your loved one some of the best geek music to rock out to! Our awesome friends at High Adventure have just released a new album titled "The Trials Of Obi-Wan" featuring awesome Star Wars tunes along with music inspired by Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and even Minecraft.

#6: Star Wars Black Series figures

You don't have to be a collector, or a kid, to appreciate the incredible detail and articulation of Hasbro's new "Black Series" line of action figures feature. From Greedo to Darth Plagiues, a wide selection of characters are available to choose from. Availability is sporadic so check your local retailers as well as online outlets.

#5: Star Wars: Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi's exile on Tatooine during the nineteen year period between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope is an intriguing, and relatively unexplored aspect of the Saga. Kenobi, written by John Jackson Miller, follows Obi-Wan as he struggles to adapt to Tatooine living, as well as interacting with the locals, both Moisture farmers and Tusken raiders alike. Given it's close ties to the Star Wars films, this story is great for both new readers and veteran Expanded Universe fans. You can find it your local book store, or online.

#4: The Making Of Return Of The Jedi

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi which means this is the perfect time to give this behind the scenes look at the film by author J.W Rinzler to that certain someone. Arguably the most interesting aspects of the Star Wars films is their production and Rinzler does an amazing job of delivering an in depth examination of Jedi. Find it at your local book store, or online.

#3:  Apparel From Her Universe

Now, this one obviously is a ladies only idea, but it certainly deserves a spot on this list. Since actress Ashley Eckstein founded Her Universe only a few years ago, her and her crew having been creating an amazing assortment of clothing and jewelry just for geeky ladies. Perhaps your Wife or girlfriend is a Leia fan, or your daughter is an Ahsoka fan, Her Universe has you covered. And if you don't have a clue as to what to choose, get her a Her Universe E-gift card!

#2: The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5 Blu-ray/DVD Collector's Edition

While we await the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to be revealed, now is the time grab all seasons thus far in one great set! This is the perfect gift for a Clone Wars fan, and a great way to introduce the series to someone who's never seen it before. Every episode along with bonus features from all previous season sets are packed onto 19 discs(14 for the DVD)  with a 54-page Art of The Clone Wars booklet. Find it anywhere DVDs and Blu-rays are sold, or:

#1: Tickets To Star Wars Celebration Anahiem

C'mon now, this one's a no-brainer. Give that special Star Wars fan, or fans, in your life the experience of a lifetime. The biggest party in the Galaxy is coming to Anaheim, California April 16th - 19th, 2015 and now is the time to get tickets. Artists, entertainers, and most importantly, cast and crew from all three trilogies and more are expected to appear in force. This will no doubt be the biggest and best Celebration yet! Make sure you, or your friends and family, don't miss it!

So, do you agree with my list? What would you add or take away, and where you place them? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook!


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