If you or anyone you know is a Star Wars fan (and if you’re reading this then there’s a good chance at least one of those is true) then you’ll be aware of the unbelievable excitement that’s everywhere right now. The Force is most definitely strong at the moment.
Because of that, many kids’ (and adults’) stockings are likely to be full of Star Wars merchandise this Christmas. But what do you get for the Star Wars fan who already has all the editions of the DVDs, the toys, the posters, and pretty much everything else?
We’ve put together some of the most amazing and unusual Star Wars gifts out there right now…
Darth Vader Toaster
If making breakfast just isn’t exciting enough for you, then this Darth Vader toaster from Bed Bath & Beyond could be just what you need. Of course it’ll fit in nicely with the rest of your kitchen decor, but don’t worry; it imprints a Star Wars logo on every slice. You could also pretend Luke and the gang are trapped in there like the trash compactor in Episode IV.
Jewellery is a pretty common Christmas present, but probably not Star Wars themed jewellery. This R2-D2 ring is absolutely amazing, and is perfect for the princess or scruffy-looking nerf herder in your life. You canbuy it here.
Han Solo Carbonite Desk
Feel like a real life bounty hunter with this unbelievably cool desk designed like Han Solo encased in carbonite from The Empire Strikes Back. Just don’t tell Jabba you’ve stolen his prized possession. Amazing stuff fromTom Spina Designs.
Millennium Falcon Children’s Bed
Forget your boring old bed that most of us probably had to sleep in – apparently this is what kids sleep in these days. This Millennium Falcon bed fromPottery Barn might look phenomenal but just wait until you actually try and get the kids to bed in it. Good luck.
Star Wars Home Cinema
Now we’re talking. If you happen to have the odd barrel of cash lying around thenModern Home Systems will design a home cinema for you, and that includes a Star Wars theme as you can see below.
R2-D2 Moving Fridge
Jabba had the right idea in Return of the Jedi when he used R2 as a drinks trolley. Japanese companyAqua have created a remote-controlled R2 unit that looks and sounds absolutely spot on. It even has a built-in projector, although no word on whether it contains any stolen Death Star plans. Check out the video below.
Life-size AT-ST Walker
Yep, this isn’t a joke. Not really life-size, but this AT-ST walker still stands at an amazing 8-and-a-half feet tall and is made out of recycled steel and car parts. Go on, put it in the front garden. Don’t believe it’s real?Check it out here.
TIE Fighter Music Box
This is, quite simply, a work of art. Remember those twinkly music boxes, usually with a ballerina on top? Well this is a Star Wars version in the style of a Tie Fighter, sans ballet dancer. Available at MB&F, it plays over 33 different pieces of music (not all from Star Wars) and is likely to set you back around £13,000. See it in action below.
Star Wars T-shirts
You didn’t think we’d leave these out, did you? Many Star Wars fans already have themed t-shirts, but we like to think ours are quite special and unlike much else out there at the moment. Shop our full range of men’s, women’s and kids’Star Wars t-shirts.
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