By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.
The holidays are right around the corner, which means you may be planning on buying gifts for that Star Wars fan in your life. Whether you’re buying for someone else or treating yourself this year, here are some recommendations of fantastic holiday gifts from a galaxy far, far away.
Chatter Back Chopper Animatronic
The Star Wars Chatter Back Chopper animatronic from Hasbro’s Star Wars collection brings the fan-favorite droid from a galaxy far, far away right into your home. This electronic toy features character design and weathered deco inspired by the Ahsoka live-action series on Disney+. Unlock more than 40 sound and movement combinations by pressing the button on Chopper’s body, posing his front arm, or by making sounds of your own. Watch as he really responds with different sound effects and movements with his arms, body, and head. Animatronic droid toys make great Star Wars gifts for kids ages 4 and up and are the perfect addition to any fan’s Star Wars collection.
The High Republic: The Eye of Darkness
George Mann wrote this Star Wars novel that continues tales of the High Republic era. The publisher’s summary for the book is as follows: “One year after the tragic events of The Fallen Star, the Jedi fight to break the Nihil’s control over the galaxy. The galaxy is divided. Following the shocking destruction of Starlight Beacon, the Nihil have established an impenetrable barrier called the Stormwall around part of the Outer Rim, where Marchion Ro rules and his followers wreak havoc at his every whim. Jedi trapped behind enemy lines, including Avar Kriss, must fight to help the worlds being pillaged by the Nihil while staying one step ahead of the marauders and their Nameless terrors. Outside the Nihil’s so-called Occlusion Zone, Elzar Mann, Bell Zettifar, and the other Jedi work alongside the Republic to reach the worlds that have been cut off from the rest of the galaxy. But every attempt to breach the Stormwall has failed, and even communication across the barrier is impossible. The failures and losses weigh heavily upon both Elzar and Bell as they search desperately for a solution. But even if the Republic and Jedi forces manage to breach the Stormwall, how can the Jedi fight back against the Nameless creatures that prey on the Jedi’s connection to the Force? And what other horrors does Marchion Ro have in store? As desperation for both the Jedi and the Republic grows, any hope of reuniting the galaxy could be all but extinguished. . . .”
The Mandalorian Seasons 1 & 2 Ultra 4K / HD physical release
Price: $39.95 each
At last, the first two seasons of the hit Disney+ show make their way to store shelves with a physical release.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
If you haven’t had a chance to catch up with Cal Kestis and BD-1, the holiday season would be a perfect time to dive into the latest Star Wars video game. Read our review below. (And if you really like the game, check out the prequel novel Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars by Sam Maggs)
The Secrets of the Wookiees
The Secrets of the Wookiees is the fourth installment of one of our favorite Star Wars book series. Each is an in-universe account of a group, with this most recent one written by Chewbacca with C-3PO translating.
Charles Soule wrote this third installment of the Qi’ra trilogy, which was one of the best Star Wars comics of 2023. This collection compiles all five issues of the series in a single paperback. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The next big Star Wars comic event is here, as Qi’ra continues her campaign against the Empire! Qi’ra’s final plot to take down the Empire! The mysterious criminal syndicate Crimson Dawn and its leader, Lady Qi’ra, have become the galaxy’s most wanted, now that Emperor Palpatine has realized the scope of their plans against him and moves to destroy her. But Qi’ra still has tricks up her sleeve, and with the help of the Knights of Ren and her many other allies, she will not go down without a fight! The epic trilogy begun in STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS and STAR WARS: CRIMSON REIGN concludes here!”
The Black Series Sabine Wren
This action figure is based on the character played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo in Ahsoka. Sabine Wren was a favorite from Star Wars Rebels and this new Black Series will make a fine addition to any Star Wars fans’ collection.
Darth Vader from Obi-Wan Kenobi Funko Pop!
This new Funko Pop (originally released as a Walmart exclusive) may be our favorite Star Wars Funko Pop to date.