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“May the 4th” is the perfect day to stock up on “Star Wars” toys including Baby Yoda merch, which can easily double as an instant serotonin boost whenever we’re feeling sad. Sure, there are plenty of characters in the “Star Wars” universe, but there’s only one who has spawned some of the best internet memes despite potentially committing genocide in “The Mandalorian” by chowing down on endangered frog eggs.
In honor of Star Wars Day, check out our list of the best “Star Wars” toys for all your gifting needs, from kid-friendly toys to experts-only LEGO sets. And don’t worry, it’s not entirely composed of different sizes of stuffed Baby Yodas. But, uh, there are definitely a lot of Baby Yodas (we couldn’t help ourselves), and we’re not sorry about it. (Click here for other “Star Wars” gift ideas, from slow cookers to clothing and everything in between.)
If you haven’t watched “The Mandalorian” yet or you paused your Disney+ subscription, click here to sign up for Disney+ so you can have every “Star Wars” film and TV series at your disposal — including the more than half-dozen new series that were just announced and “The Bad Batch” which debuted on May 4.
Themed Monopoly games? Tired. Themed Operation? Wired, especially when it includes sweet little Baby Yoda. Keep the troublemaker from causing too much trouble by carefully removing objects — including a broth mug, a frog, and a mudhorn egg — without setting off the buzzer. You’ll need two AA batteries to ensure the sounds, light-up features, and buzzer are in working order, then you’re good to go.
The First Order Quadnoculars are inspired by the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land at Disneyland and Disney World. The toy features red and green light effects that are activated by buttons on the handles. There’s also a foldable design that makes it easy to store while you’re patrolling Batuu.
This highly poseable, fully articulated action figure, comes complete with two accessories inspired by “The Mandalorian” that will make great additions to any “Star Wars” collection.
The limited edition lightsaber set includes two highly detailed lightsaber hilts: the Reforged Skywalker Legacy hilt, and Princess Leia Organa’s Legacy hilt. Each of the elegant weapons activates sound effects and illuminates in blue when you attach one of our Lightsaber Blades (sold separately). Hilts come in a decorative box, which plays ”The Force” theme when opened.
As a newer droid introduced in “The Rise of Skywalker,” D-O doesn’t necessarily get the love that the others do. Change that with this 519-piece LEGO collectible featuring a 360-degree rotating head, built-in stand, possible antennas, plus an information sign and D-O minifigure.
This ten-inch chrome Mandalorian, decked out in his new beskar armor, is tasked with protecting the Child, a.k.a. the cutest lil guy who also maybe is a murderer, and is around three times larger than a typical Pop! vinyl figure.
Urgent alert: You can build your very own LEGO Baby Yoda with this 1,073-piece model of The Child, a.k.a. one of television’s most adorable breakout character of the last few years. This buildable toy model reproduces authentic detail and cute features of the character, including a posable head, movable ears, and an adjustable mouth for different expressions. It even comes with its very own gearshift knob (which we all know is the Child’s favorite toy), plus an information sign for display purposes.
Another Baby Yoda addition for your gift list: this animatronic toy. If you touch the top of your li’l Baby Yoda’s head, it’ll activate more than 25 sound effects (happy and excited, giggles and babbles, tired and sleeping, and force effects). Motorized movements mean the head bobs up and down, ears that move back and forth, and eyes that open and close. Pat its head three times to activate the Force (it’ll raise its arm, close its eyes, and sigh, as if using the Force), or lay it down for it to close its eyes and take a Force nap. For more animatronics, pre-order the Galatic Snakin’ Grogu from Disney.
Okay, one more Baby Yoda toy before we move on. While there are many adorable “Star Wars” Funko Pops to choose from — the Kylo Ren one is a fave, since it distills all of the character’s angst into a sweet little toy you can put on your shelf — it doesn’t get much cuter than this lil’ Baby Yoda casually chowing down on a frog.
This set was a Mando Monday release, and features the Mandalorian’s speeder bike with a LEGO minifigure seat and saddlebag for the Child to sit in, plus a buildable Tusken hut and a new (come January 2021) missile-shooting ballista for the Tusken Raider.
While plenty of the items on this list are suited for adults and kids alike, this particular “Star Wars” toy is for the older enthusiasts owing to its 7,541 pieces. The official item description warns that this is for “expert builders,” and it’ll take you many, many hours to complete. This replica of Han Solo’s beloved starship recreates the main hold more accurately than you’d think for a toy (there’s a Dejarik holographic game, combat remote training helmet, and engineering station with turning minifigure seat; plus a rear compartment featuring the engine room with hyperdrive and console and two escape Pod hatches; and an exterior including detailed removable hull panels, lowering boarding ramp, concealed blaster cannon, four-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, and interchangeable round/rectangular sensor dishes). It also comes with two crews of mini figures (four classic: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO; four newer: Older Han Solo, Rey, and Finn).
Another Mando Mondays drop, this Nerf blaster is inspired by the blasters seen in “The Mandalorian,” and uses “GlowStrike” technology to charge the darts and make them glow when fired. Just load three darts, pump the priming slide, and pull the trigger to fire (complete with laser blast sounds). You’ll get three official Nerf Elite foam darts that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor play. (Don’t forget the eye protection and required batteries.)
If you’re looking for a Millennium Falcon model for an actual child to play with, this Disney toy (for ages 3 and up) features light-up and sound effects plus figures of Rey, BB-8 and D-O at the ready to pilot the starship. Fun features include a rotating gun with seat for figure on top, foldable legs for landing, hatches that open, and accessories compatible with all Star Wars Toybox figures.
LEGO makes several of these helmet sets (you can also recreate Boba Fett’s iconic headwear) clearly meant for display — not sure what kind of games you can play with a giant Stormtrooper head — but this one, in honor of the 40th anniversary of “The Empire Strikes Back,” is visually striking. Plus, if you put it on your shelf, it kind of looks like a hunting trophy, but for stamping out fascism. There’s also a Darth Vader Helmet LEGO set that’s pretty cool.
Out Nov. 1, these action figure sets come in three different configurations — the original trilogy’s Rebel Alliance (R2-D2, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Luke Skywalker), the prequel trilogy’s Jedi Order (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, and R7-A7), and the sequel trilogy’s Resistance (Poe Dameron, Rey, Finn, C-3PO, BB-8, and a Porg).
There are truly so many different lightsaber toys to choose from, but they’re definitely a requirement for any respectable “Star Wars” toy collection. Your choice, really, depends on whether or not you’re planning to actually play with them — the low-tech toy versions of Kylo Ren’s three pronged lightsaber (pictured) or even just a simple Luke Skywalker “Return of the Jedi” one are both fun choices. If you’re looking for more of a collectible, there are many high-priced options, including this cool Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Lightsaber.
This LEGO art is meant for display — so after you complete this 3,395-piece LEGO set (which includes nine canvas wall decor plates, a “Star Wars” signature plate, brick-built LEGO frame, plus a unique hanging element and piece separator) you can proudly show off your hard work.
You can still get one of those delightful rolling BB-8 remote controlled droids that everyone was obsessed with a few holidays ago, but why not pay tribute to the past (using some fun modern technology that definitely wasn’t available in the ’70s) with this app-controlled R2-D2 droid?
Baby Yoda might’ve distracted you with cuteness, but don’t forget another adorable recent “Star Wars” creature: the porg. There are plenty of plush porg options out there, but this one comes with a magnetic disc you put under your shirt sleeve so you can perch your porg on top of your shoulder.
The Star Wars x Barbie collection is inspired by the films’ original concept art and
“re-imagines iconic characters through a distinctive Barbie high-fashion filter.” That is very apparent in this homage to “Star Wars: A New Hope,” which includes an outfit that evokes C-3PO’s armor, complete with organza, sequins, bangles, glossy knee-high boots, glasses, and a belt — sorry, “cincture” — inspired by C-3PO’s primary power coupler outlet. You’ll get a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity, too.
This 11-inch Rey figure is highly poseable, and comes with BB-8, lightsaber, holster belt, vest, pair of boots, two arm wraps, skirt, and blaster.
It’s pretty self-explanatory — this is a Bop-It toy (you know, “bop it, twist it, pull it”) that looks like Chewbacca and features sounds of the famed Wookiee. Play solo or in “pass-it” mode with multiple players.