The trailers for the new Star Wars movie have created a frenzy of preparation for Star Wars fans. Advance ticket sales are at an all-time high and store shelves are being stocked with Star Wars-themed goodies in anticipation of the Solo: A Star Wars Story. So take a break from playing online pokies, open a new browser and check out all the online companies selling their Star Wars wares.
WalMart, shopDisney, Amazon, Lego and others have launched a galaxy of games, toys, action figures and other products that are based on the soon-to-be-released film. Many of these items are already available for order.
Check out some of the most inventive and imaginative of these new items.
Lego Kessel Run Millennium Falcon
One of the most central figures in the Star Wars series never said a single line. It’s the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s starship in the Star Wars which was described as a modified YT-1300 Corellian light freighter that Solo won in a card game. Solo pilots the Falcon with his Wookiee first mate, Chewbacca. The Millennium Falcon appeared in all of the Star Wars movies from the first Star Wars in 1977 to the new 2018 Solo movie.
The Millennium Falcon had a starring role in the 2014 animated film The Lego Movie. Now Lego is taking it one step further
The LEGO brick version of the iconic Millennium Falcon features 1414 pieces including with which young builders can create their own Falcon. There are 2 spring-loaded shooters, a sensor dish, a rotating top and bottom laser turrets with 2 gunner seats, a 2-minifigure cockpit with a detachable canopy, a ramp and a detachable escape craft.
Kids can add opening hull plates for figures to easily access them where they can add a couch to the cargo area, a Dejarik hologram game table, bunk beds, a bar, a missile storage compartment plus and a hyperdrive that comes complete with repair tools. There are electrobinoculars and blaster pistols plus a blaster rifle along with 6 minifigures (Han Solo, Chewbacca, Qi’ra, Lando Calrissian, Quay Tolsite) and a DD-BD droid (assumingly R2-D2).
Other Star Wars inspired Lego sets include the Star Wars Imperial Patrol Battle Back, Han Solo’s Landspeeder, Moloch’s Landspeeder and the Imperial TIE Fighter,
Star Wars Monopoly
Monopoly has released a Star Wars Monopoly: Han Solo Edition Game. The board is based on the classic Monopoly gameplay in which players acquire Star Wars-related properties. As players move across the gameboard they uncover memorable moments that occurred during Han Solo’s life.
The game includes a gameboard, 4 Star Wars-themed Tokens, hotels, houses, Title cards, Chance cards, Community Chest cards, Dice, Money and a game guide. Playing this game gives players a feeling of intergalactic competition with graphics and images that bring back memories of Star Wars movie highlights.
Star Wars Force Link 2.0 Starter Set
The Force Link 2.0 starter set allows young players to engage in Star Wars role play with a set of wearable technology, action figures and more. The set is for youngsters age 4 and up and follows up on the first Force Link set.
There’s a Han Solo figure with a blaster along with a battery-operated Force Link device (3 triple-A batteries are needed) which makes beeping sounds and lights up when the buttons are pressed. When the user places Han next to the Force Link lines from the movie are heard.
The Force Link 1.0 device does not scan the Force Link 2.0 Han figure but the Force Link 2.0 scanner will work with Force Link 1 figures (C-3-P-O and R2-D2) You can wear the Force Link 20.0 scanner to unlock phrases and sounds in many other toys (additional products are sold separately).
Play-Doh Chewbacca Set
The Play-Doh Chewbacca set isn’t only for the youngest Star War fans. Older enthusiasts will enjoy creating wild Wookiee hairstyles using PLAY-DOH. The Play-Doh hair for Chewbacca is created by filling up the Chewbacca figure with Play-Doh compound and pressing down on Chewie’s arms.
The hair grows so you can chop it off using the set’s BB-8 scissors. Then you can start over again. There’s a bowcaster comb that allows you to customize Chewie’s hair styles and you can always make other Star Wars shapes with the playset’s half-holds.
Hot Wheels Solo: A Star Wars Story Vehicles
Mattel’s Hot Wheels has created 2 types of vehicles to get kids reenacting Star Wars scenes.
The Battle Rollers are unique scaled down die-cast vehicles that place the Star Wars character in the pilot’s seat to race, drift and speed through the galaxy. The vehicles are propelled by ball bearing action that creates a realistic Star Wars environment on earth.
The Character cars reimagined as Hot Wheels cars as Star Wars modes of transportation. The cars are individually designed to reflect recognizable characters from the Star Wars universe as accurately as possible. The Star Wars themed-cars allow young players to combine the movie with the thrill of Hot Wheels racing excitement.
Pottery Barn Kids Betting and Home Collection
Pottery Barn collections allow you to decorate your child’s room with Star Wars themed linens, furnishings and more.
There are dozens of sheet sets from which to choose for both a girl-themed or a boy-themed bedroom plus decorative and applique pillows, pajamas, towels, bath and beach wraps, chairs, beanbags, backpacks, luggage, lunch bags, totes, insulated water bottles, night lights, lamps and more.
If you’re getting ready for Halloween you can buy your Star Wars costumes at Pottery Barn. There’s quite a bit from which to choose including Chewbacca, Han Solo, Darth Vader and fighters.
If you’re really thinking ahead you can buy a Star Wars Chewbacca-fur sock to hang on the fireplace for Christmas!