You know the sense of satisfaction you get from conquering an entire planet while playing Risk? Well imagine what it must feel like when you take over an entire galaxy. If that’s not enough reason to try Risk: Star Wars Edition, playing with X-wings and TIE fighters should sweeten the pot.
I’d been looking forward to this for months: Force Friday, the big reveal and release of the first toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’d previously lined up for toys from Episodes I, II and III—and VII was going to be no different. But this Force Friday was a truly awful experience.
We’re not seeing a lot of new Yoda toys this Force Friday, and that’s probably because we all remember the character dying during The Return of the Jedi. There is one, though, and with its intense set of animated eyes it will stare deep, and uncomfortably, into your soul.
Who wants to be bothered walking a dog, changing a cat’s kitty litter, or cleaning a fish tank when all this remote control walking AT-AT needs is an occasional new set of nine batteries? It’s the perfect pet, and is guaranteed to never go crazy during a thunderstorm.
OHHHHH hell yeah. Star Wars toys galore. Welp. May the Force be with your credit card.
It’s almost impossible to grasp how much design and engineering would be required to build a space station the size of a moon. But it’s probably still easier than navigating a tiny metal ball through the twists, ramps, and other obstacles inside this Death Star Perplexus maze.
It might look cool in all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teasers and trailers, but the tri-blade design of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber just doesn’t work elsewhere. Take these novelty chopsticks, for example, that look like the most uncomfortable thing you could ever try to hold in your hand.
Did it really take this long for a product designer to connect the dots between a spherical bean bag chair and the spherical Death Star? Why haven’t Death Star bean bag chairs existed since The Empire Strikes Back when the Lucasfilm marketing machine was in full swing?
It certainly isn’t the first Star Wars-themed version of Monopoly, but Hasbro’s latest edition is the first to ditch that classic square board. In its place is a round-shaped board that has players trying to build bases on a variety of different planets instead of buying up fancy properties.
Working under the assumption that Star Wars fans have an unlimited supply of nostalgia and funds, Pottery Barn has priced its new Millennium Falcon bed at $4,000. So have fun explaining to your kids why they’ll have to choose between a fancy bed or college.
The premise of Catch Phrase is pretty simple: a player is given a word or phrase, and must then use any other words in the English language to get other player to guess it. But since this Falcon-shaped version only serves up phrases from the Star Wars universe, it might be slightly easier to play—if you’re well-versed…
Whether you’ll be hitting the stores at midnight, or waiting until the crack of dawn to begin your The Force Awakens toy hunt, try and remember that this will be the first Star Wars collecting adventure for some kids, so try not to trample any little ones as you reach for that last Rylo Ken.
Now don’t get us wrong, we’re not advocating bank robbery as an easy way to resolve your financial difficulties. We’re just really looking forward to the first security camera footage of a perp using this electronic Chewbacca mask to hide their identity behind authentic Wookiee roars.
In addition to a line of character cars that sees Star Wars characters mashed up with hot rods, trucks, and convertibles, Hot Wheels also has a line of tiny but wonderfully detailed spaceships including everything from Poe’s new X-Wing to a gold-plated version of Fett’s Slave I.
We haven’t seen more than a couple teasers, a trailer, and a few TV spots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it already seems clear that BB-8 is going to be a fan favorite alongside R2-D2. But if Sphero’s $150 self-balancing BB-8 toy is too rich for your blood, Hasbro’s got you covered.
Second only to Lego as the worst possible thing to step on in bare feet (see Home Alone) the Micro Machine brand has made various random appearances since Revenge of the Sith left theaters. But it’s returning with a vengeance for The Force Awakens with a line of new and classic vehicles.
One of the things that sets Star Wars apart from all of the other space operas that have come and gone are its wonderful ships and vehicles. The iconic X-wing is easily as recognizable as Darth Vader is, so of course The Force Awakens is going to usher in a whole hanger full of new rides.
What would Star Wars be without all of those crazy intergalactic weapons like blasters and lightsabers? It wouldn’t be a ‘war’ and there definitely wouldn’t be a reason for Nerf to create a bunch of new dart guns. So deep down, we’re hoping that peace never actually comes to that far away galaxy.