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May the 4th Gift Guide 2023

By George Bate & Josh Bate

May the 4th is right around the corner! In addition to celebrating Star Wars Day with the release of Star Wars: Visions – Volume 2 on Disney+, fans can check out all sorts of neat merchandise and products to make their May 4th celebration a special one. Check out our recommendations for May the 4th gifts for others (and yourself!) below.

Star Wars Rivals from Funko Games

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Fans of Star Wars and strategic games can rejoice as Funko Games have announced the Star Wars Rivals Card Game. The new expandable card game spans every era of the vast Star Wars universe and challenges players to choose a side and create a squadron of iconic characters in order to battle for control of locations in the Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars Rivals Card Game Announced

Warriors of Mandalore Bomber from Heroes & Villains

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May the 4th gift guide

Evoke your inner Mandalorian with this sleek bomber jacket from Heroes & Villains. This exclusive features embroidered designs on the back, in addition to an embroidered Mythosaur emblem on the chest.

Star Wars Timelines from DK Publishing

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May the 4th gift guide

At last…a definitive timeline of the Star Wars galaxy. This new canon reference book is written by Kristin Baver, Jason Fry, Cole Horton, Amy Richau, and Clayton Sandell and releases April 25 in the U.S. and April 27 in the U.K. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Chart the history of Star Wars in this stunning guide, from the time before the High Republic to the First Order. An indispensable companion for all Star Wars fans, this premium quality book displays visual timelines that chronologically map key events, characters, and developments, and mark their significance. Track crucial conflicts across the years that affect the galaxy in profound ways. Follow the Skywalker lightsaber as it passes through the generations and witness the evolution of the iconic TIE fighter across different eras. Trace the movement of the Death Star plans over the years and uncover multiple branching timelines that break down important battles. See essential events at a glance arranged by era and drill down into details to discover major and minor events, key dates, and fascinating insights all chronologically arranged. Pore over intricate timelines on nearly every page.”

Grogu Athletic Slides from Bioworld

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Grogu merchandise is everywhere, and Bioworld has you covered for the summer with these cool Grogu slides.

Mandalorian Darksaber Toy from Hasbro

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Take home the one-of-a-kind black-bladed lightsaber. This electronic lightsaber features exciting sound FX that mirror the sound of the weapon in The Mandalorian and other Star Wars shows.

Bo-Katan Mini Backpack from Bioworld

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Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze shined in the latest season of The Mandalorian, making it the perfect time to pick up some swag honoring the leader of Mandalore. 

CozyChic The Mandalorian Youth Cozy from Barefoot Dreams

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May the 4th gift guide

For the little Star Wars fans out there, check out this cozy and roomy poncho featuring the adorable face of Grogu. The Cozy features an oversized kangaroo pocket, a roomy hood, and ribbed trim.

Return of the Jedi World Premiere Lanyard from Loungefly

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Your ticket to a fashionably stellar world premiere keepsake is not a galaxy away. Blast off to fun adventures with Loungefly’s Return of the Jedi World Premiere Ticket Lanyard with Card Holder. The card holder is cut into the shape of a Return of the Jedi 1983 “world premiere” ticket. A rubber charm of a Return of the Jedi movie poster also comes with the lanyard. The woven strap features a colorful pattern of various styles of ticket stubs for the movie. It’s the perfect accessory for keeping your favorite movie memories close—and displaying your favorite pins.

CozyChic Vader Throw from Barefoot Dreams

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The most iconic villain of all time is ominously pictured on this powerful, minimalist throw blanket. 

The High Republic: Cataclysm from Del Rey Books

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May the 4th gift guide

The High Republic adult novels from Del Rey are fantastic, and Lydia Kang’s latest is no exception. This book takes place after the events of Convergence and continues to follow the tenuous peace between planets Eiram and E’ronoh.

Death Star Figural Crossbody Bag by Loungefly

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That’s no moon! It’s a beautiful, Death Star-inspired bag from Loungefly! The bag is made of vegan leather (polyurethane), has an adjustable shoulder strap (detachable), sturdy metal hardware, and features: debossed, applique, printed details.

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