May the Force Be With You Younglings!
Ahh, Star Wars! Whether you’re an old school Original Series afficionado or a newbie who’s more into the Clone Wars, there’s an endless stream of fantastic toys, merchandise and games that explore every tiny facet of George Lucas’s huge universe of Jedis, Sith, droids, stormtroopers and rebels!
Let’s get started with some books! The Star Wars 3-D Millennium Falcon by Scholastic dissects the most famous ship in the galaxy section-by-section, revealing the ship’s secrets and special modifications—including technical notes from Han Solo as well as a detailed overview of each of the ship’s main functions. Brings the Millennium Falcon to life! Written by Ryder Windham, the book is not only filled with fascinating insights into the Falcon’s systems, but it is built around a series of meticulously detailed cutouts that layer together to create a three-dimensional model of the classic Star Wars starship. Artists Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff provide new illustrations and schematics of the various Falcon subsystems, including its armaments, sensors, crew quarters, life support, engineering and much more!
Or check out Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. Bestselling pop-up artist and engineer Matthew Reinhart designed this thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features—pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular movies. This beautiful book will impress all fans of Star Wars and gives a whole new perspective to the films. Even US President Barack Obama recently bought himself a copy…
Moving on to total 3D, Toys Paradise has a fantastic range of Clone Wars Star Wars figures by Hasbro—from big names like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and General Grevious, to a cast of lesser-known supporting characters including bounty hunter Cad Bane on his speeder bike, treacherous Death Watch leader Pre Vizla, and renowned male Nautolan Jedi Master Kit Fisto.
These fantastic figures have multiple articulation points and often come with excellent accessory pieces. Each figure also includes a Galactic Battle Game card that details the figure’s attack and defense stats—bringing the action figure toy world and the collectible minitaures gaming worlds a bit closer together! For a video demo of the Galactic Battle Game, check out this link.
Young storm troopers can battle the droid armies on the wastelands of Geonosis and the forests of Felucia armed with the Star Wars Clone Trooper Blaster. Based on designs from The Clone Wars, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, this amazing NERF blaster comes with 3 foam darts—load a dart and take aim with the help of the electronic targeting light. Fight against the dark side in an all-out battle to save the galaxy! The Clone Trooper Blaster has storage for 2 darts and includes 2 AA batteries.
Or show off bounty hunting skills the equal of Boba Fett, the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy, with the impressively designed and styled Star Wars Boba Fett Electronic Helmet!
The Star Wars Clone Wars Remote Control R2D2 is a 6-inch remote-controlled Star Wars sidekick that’s a must-have for any Star Wars fan’s collection. He beeps, he moves backwards and forwards, he swivels his head—this is the droid you’re looking for. Check it out in action on YouTube. Requires 4 AA and 2 AAA batteries (not included).
As you can see, there’s plenty of fantastic stuff for every Star Wars fan, young or old, at Toys Paradise. And you just know how I’m going to sign off don’t you …
… MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!