Disney spared no expense or fanfare with their world wide unveiling of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys last month. The 18+ hour global toy unboxing event took place in 15 cities and 12 countries, still 3 months away from the film premiere. If you missed out on the unboxing, here is our list of the top Star Wars toys. Start your Christmas shopping early. You’ve been warned.
Chewbacca’s Nerf Bowcaster
Nerf has just kicked up their line of Nerf guns up a few notches with the introduction of Chewbacca’s Nerf Bowcaster. The Wookiee crossbow fires Nerf dart distances up to 65 feet. Ages 8+, $29.99 CAD
Millennium Falcon Quadcopter
Pilot the most famous spacecraft in the Star Wars universe! The Millennium Falcon Quadcopter from Air Hogs contains 4 quad rotors, concealed in the ducts of the ship, which can be controlled via remote control by the user up to 200 feet away. With its authentic lights and sound, it’ll make you feel like you’ve jumped right into the film itself. Age 8+, $139.99 CAD
Star Wars Bladebuilders – Jedi Master Lightsaber
The lightsaber has become an iconic part of the Star Wars universe and now you can build your very own version. Hasbro’s customizable Bladebuilders set allows for over 100 different combinations of lightsabers. Ages 6+, $59.99 CAD
LEGO Millennium Falcon
There’s not one but seven new LEGO The Force Awakens sets, but it’s the LEGO Millennium Falcon that is the most buzz worthy. This latest version has a more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit, 6 minifigures (including the older Han Solo and BB-8), and a detailed interior (like the holochess board) that die hard fans will appreciate. Ages 9-14, $179.99 CAD
Now you can take home your very own Star Wars droid, thanks to a collaboration between Disney and Sphero (yes the remote controlled ball Sphero). Control BB-8 from your smart device, and watch as it interacts with you and responds to voice commands. It can even recreate holographic recordings. How frigging cool is that?! $189.99 CAD, Best Buy
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This cute fuzzball can hum Star Wars theme songs, speak Wookiee and react to one’s touch as it has multiple sensors throughout its body. Play virtually by app to feed, shower or play games with Furbacca. One can’t resist this Wookiee’s charm. Ages 6+, $99.99 CAD
Risk: Star Wars Edition
Hasbro has updated their Star Wars edition of the highly popular Risk game. The TIE Fighter shaped game board is pretty cool, as players choose to side with the Emperor on the Dark Side or the Rebel Alliance on the Light Side. The game will relive many of the famous moments from the Star Wars films. Who said conquering an entire galaxy was easy? Ages 10+, $31.97 CAD
Train to be a Jedi with Spinmaster’s Legendary Yoda. Standing at 16 inches, the interactive doll responds to voice commands, speak 115 phrases and still got the moves wielding his trusted lightsaber. Ages 6+, $197.77 CAD
PB Star Wars Kids Collection
Pottery Barn Kids has an impressive Star Wars collection. Highlights include Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 backpacks, a Death Star beanbag chair, decorative pillows, sheets and a $4,000 Millennium Falcon bed.
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Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.