The day is upon us. The day where geeks and normals alike dawn their favorite Star Wars gear and celebrate in the streets together paying tribute to possibly the most historic and notable movie franchise ever.
Ok, well maybe they do not celebrate in the streets, but you will be sure to see an increase in Star Wars apparel, display pictures, and Instagram posts on the topic of Star Wars throughout the day.
In honor of Star Wars Day, which is this Thursday, I put together a short list of my favorite Star Wars toys & gadgets.
Sphero: BB-8 App Enable Droid
May as well get this one out of the way early. Everyone's favorite Star Wars toy, mine included, is the remote controllable BB-8 droid from Sphero.
Using Sphero's BB-8 app, available on Android, iOS and Windows 10, you can control this little fella manually, or have him wander around on his own patrolling your surroundings.
Another really awesome feature available with BB-8 is his ability to enjoy the two most recent Star Wars films with you. Turn on "The Force Awakens" or "Rouge One" and BB-8 will watch along reacting with excitement or fear depending on the part of the movie.
As a bonus, there are several third party BB-8 apps available in the Android Play store that allow you to interact with BB-8 in different ways. My personal favorite is the "BB-8 Lamp" app which allows you to turn BB-8 into a desk lamp or nightlight in a variety of different colors. You can check that out here.
Star Wars Lightsaber Selfie Stick
First, let me be clear. You should not own a selfie stick. Unless that selfie stick is in the form of a lightsaber. Available for 80% off at only $3.99 USD on Think Geek you can't go wrong here. Oh, and it extends a total of 40.5" when fully extended and is modeled after Darth Vader's lightsaber.
X-Wing Knife Block
Sure, you could have any old knife block, but a true Star Wars fan would have a knife block in the shape of an X-Wing Fighter.
The set will put you back $99.99 and includes 5 single-piece knives for all your kitchen needs.
You can check it out over at Think Geek.
24k Solid Gold Darth Vader Helmet
Now onto something completely ridiculous and likely a tad out of most people's price range is this 24k gold Darth Vader helmet made by a jeweler in Tokyo, Japan.
This helmet was crafted by Japanese jeweler Tanaka Kikinzoku honoring the 40th Anniversary of the Star Wars franchise.
Millenium Falcon Bottle Opener
As a craft beer lover, I always keep a bottle opener handy in the kitchen. There would be nothing better than popping open your favorite dark chocolate or coffee stout with a can opener shaped like the Millenium Falcon.
You can pick this up on Amazon for less than $5.
Bantha Pest Costume
Your pets can get in on the action too on Star Wars day. For $31.00 on Amazon, you can dress your four-legged friend up as a Bantha equipped with a "Sand Person" along for the ride.
TIE Fighter Portable BBQ
Wrapping up the list is the TIE Fighter inspired portable BBQ from Broil Chef. It does not come cheap, at $499.99 on Amazon, but has a lot of thought put into its design, including a TIE Fighter temperature monitor and side tables in the shape of landing platforms.
That wraps up the list of my favorite Star Wars toys and gadgets. I hope you enjoyed the list. What are your favorite Star Wars items? Let me know in the comments below!