Soon, we will all spend 192 minutes watching the battle scenes a galaxy away, far away. But for most of us, that ultra long Star Wars: The Last Jed takes time still will not satisfy our need for all things Star Wars.
So, bring the gifts. A Christmas gift with the theme of Star Wars, Hanukkah or Kwanza is as close as we can get to Luke, Rey, BB-8 and Kylo and Finn.
Below you will find a list of our favorite gadgets and technological equipment in the Star Wars Universe. Some are new this year and some will become perennial favorites.
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Star Wars: The latest Jedi Porg plush electronic toy
No one knows exactly what role the Porgs play in Part II of the latest Star Wars trilogy Skywalker Saga, but we do know that he somehow ends up as a co-pilot of Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon (RIP Han) . In other words, the Porgs are important. They are also adorable.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Porg Plush electronic toy is as soft and cuddly as you would expect from a Porg. However, this $ 49 toy (often on sale for $ 27.99) is also animated. The battery-operated toy flaps its wings and moves slowly. There is a power switch on the bottom and a hidden button on your belly. You can press the abdomen to initiate a response action or Porg-ish, or you can leave it alone, and it will move randomly and emit sounds.
Okay, if these are really the sounds that a Porg makes, we could just stuff all of them in a box. But if you can ignore the strange expressions, and just look at those big, limpid eyes, you'll probably fall in love with this Porg Plush Electronic toy.
Droid enabled for applications BB-9E by Sphero
If the Porgs are the nice highlight of what appears to be quite dark The Last Jedi BB- 8 was the orange and white heart of Star Wars: The Force Awakens . The robot-ball was so inspired, that we badumed that we would eventually see a legion of astromechs of similar inclination, all focused on the fall of the First Order. We were so wrong.
BB-9E is like the angry brother of BB-8. The black and gray robot arrives on the big screen with The Last Jedi and we're pretty sure it's a dark side robot. Naturally, there is a Dark Side robot toy that accompanies it.
The Droid BB-9E enabled for Sphero applications ($ 149.99) is an almost perfect replica of the still images of BB-9E that we have seen so far. Like the popular Sphero BB-8 above, the rechargeable BB-9E is a remote control robot that handles with your Android or iPhone. It also has a magnetically fixed head, although the BB-9E's ornament looks more sinister and edgy. He even has an evil red eye.
The free Sphero Star Wars app includes AR games that you can play with the droid and March of the Resistance Music by Force Awakens to accompany all the druid's rough facts.
The bot is shipped with a load base and a training platform, which is also useful for all ARs running around the Millennium Falcon.
Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid
There's BB-8, BB-9E, and then there's the OG, R2-D2. Decades before BB-8 melted hearts on the big screen, there was the trusted companion of C-3PO. R2-D2 never said a word (its language is all beeps, bloops and tweets), but it always had a more emotional reach than most actors.
Naturally, there are toys valued in 40 years that represent R2-D2, but perhaps none did well as this year's Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid. The $ 7 and $ 7 rechargeable robot nails the appearance, but that's what it can do with that third leg that distinguishes it. This may be the first R2 toy to effectively retract and extend its third leg as R2-D2 does in the movies. It is a level of plausibility of Star Wars Universe with which we have been dreaming. You can also turn your head and make a lot of clbadic R2 noises, even without the free Sphero app.
People can call science fiction from Star Wars, but it's not. There is very little in the Star Wars saga that is synchronized with the realities of physics, mathematics or space. It's a fantasy, that's why there's this magical thing called "The Force".
As Obi-Wan explained to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope "It is an energy field created by all living things, it surrounds us and penetrates us, unites the galaxy."
] It's also a pretty cool telekinetic power that allowed Luke and Rey to invoke lightsabers in their hands and that allowed Yoda to lift a 5-ton X-Wing from a swamp.
Toys that bring the Force to the real world should be at the top of your list of Christmas gifts. Sphero's Force Band, may be the perfect gift for a gadget, especially if you buy one of your application-enabled droids. The $ 74.99 portable device allows you to control the movement of any of your ball droids with hand and arm gestures.
Propel Star Wars T-65 combat drone
It is unlikely that we will ever have the opportunity to enter a Millennium Falcon or a Union Fighter, but we can pilot small facsimiles of Star War's coolest spaceship thanks to Propel.
The company built a collection of miniature Star Wars drones that, in addition to the propellers that stand out from their backgrounds, resemble the ships that flew in many of the films and shows of the Star Wars franchise.
The Propel T-65 X-Wing for $ 149.99 comes with a remote control that, if you connect headphones, will play the Star Wars theme as well as the mission audio. You can fly one of these drones on your own, or get more than one and let it use its built-in laser lights for battle. They can be a bit difficult to control, so start your training using the AR-based flight training school of the free application. You or, ahem, your recipient of the Star Wars gift, will fly like a Skywalker in no time.
BB-8 Lego Kit
There are so many excellent Star Wars Lego kits, but a couple of them were stopped for us this year. The first is the first incarnation of the Lego kit from BB-8 ($ 79.99).
Although it is far from being a soft ball, Lego blocks are blocks, after all, it does an excellent job of recreating our favorite droid. I am especially impressed that the BB-8 Lego finish is not a frozen model. Instead, the head can move over the top of the bot, controlled by a dial that you incorporate into the model. He even has a small Lego arm that extends out of his body, just like BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens