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Best Star Wars gifts: May the 4th be with you

"I have a goooood feeling about this," Han Solo said...never. But we do have a good feeling about the gifts in our Star Wars gift guide. No matter how much you want to spend, how silly you want to get, or how cool you want to proclaim yourself to be, we have Star Wars merch to keep you using the Force.

Season 2 of The Mandalorian is over. It's time to move on from Baby Yoda and spider swarms to new forms of entertainment. But if you're a Star Wars fan, it really never ends. This is a franchise that has been monetizing merch for more than 40 years and shows no signs of stopping. After all, now that Star Wars is a Disney brand, we can expect Star Wars merch to be available far in the future, when we get our own galactic empire.

In this guide, we present you with a dozen fun Star Wars gifts, ranging from the merely cute or cool to the downright WTF. The lawyers at Disney seem to be open to licensing merch for just about anything, and creative folk who try to fly under the copyright radar are willing to try just about anything.

And with that, we present our list of gifts from the Star Wars universe. I have spoken.

Hasbro animatronic Baby Yoda*

Everyone needs a $59 Baby Yoda

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So this little guy is all of 7.2 inches tall, but he's got sounds and movements which will amuse you and annoy the dog. Probably the biggest feature is "force activation" where tapping his head three times will make it appear like he's tapping into the

LEGO Mandalorian Razor Crest ship model

Is it worth $129? Definitely.

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I think my favorite new Star Wars ship is the Razor Crest. It has a lot of personality and character. Watching it get beat up episode after episode was a bit hard to take, but it's a tough old bird.

LEGO is offering a thousand piece Razor Crest m

The Black Series: The Mandalorian 6-inch action figure

Mando in your pocket

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For those who groove on action figures, this little 6-inch pre-Beskar Mando replica is gorgeous. The Black Series is an affordable, yet collector-quality series of fine detail collectables by Hasbro Pulse.

This little guy is a great example. At u

Roaring Chewbacca mask

Incredibly unfortunate, almost must-be-a-joke Chewie mask

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Look, we'll admit this thing is ugly. It's hard to tell whether it was designed to look like Chewbacca or whether it's really just a repainted Wolfman mask. But we're honoring May the Fourth here and if you're going to do it right, you have to have a r

Hot Wheels Razor Crest and at-ST Raider

At $42, it's ridiculous

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Look, I have no right to tell you what to buy or not to buy, but please don't spend $92 for a Hot Wheels Razor Crest. That said, I had to show it to you, because if two brands don't go together, it's Hot Wheels and Star Wars.

That said, here you

Mandalorian Helmet LED Night Light

You can't wear it, but it will show you "this is the way"

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I wanted to recommend a full-size Mandalorian helmet, but most of the reviews of those available on Amazon were for crap. So rather than point you to another over-priced fan-driven toy, I wanted to share with you a novelty that's cute and quite reasona

LEGO Boost Droid Commander Kit

Interactive app-based robotics

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If you're talking about robotics and kids, the very best place to start is Lego. Lego has long been an innovator not only in the maker space but in robotics as well. In this guide, we kick off our exploration of goodies for geeky girls and boys with a

LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon

Because you want to spend a thousand bucks on a new full-time job

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There's no doubt this is an insanely expensive kit, and I wouldn't recommend it to you if there weren't also a metric ton of much more affordable alternatives. But if you want the best Star Wars and Lego have to offer, you want this 7,451 piece kit. It

Star Wars Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves

You can't make this stuff up

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I started out this list fully intending to include a Baby Yoda plushy, a LEGO kit, and a few ship models. But as I searched for Star Wars-related gear on Amazon, I found items that were too irresistible to skip over. Take, for example, this throw blank

Star Wars masks

Welcome to Coronaville

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The CDC supports the use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so why not make a statement with yours? Is it a good statement? Yo

Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie

Art from the Jedi Master of Star Wars artists

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If you've seen Star Wars, Close Encounters, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the original Battlestar Galactica, and even the Discovery in Star Trek: Discovery, you've either seen designs by Ralph Angus McQuarrie or designs influenced by him. Frankly, if you've

Turn your pooch into a Tusken raider

Because Baby Yoda shouldn't be the only cute little creature

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I'm not sure how successful you'll be getting this Tusken raider costume (which the vendor calls "Rubie's costume") onto your dog, but it will be fun trying. You're going to need a particularly cooperative pet, along with a certain amount of luck, in o

Star Wars poster set

Original art, in custom sizes

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I've seen a whole lot of Star Wars art, but this set particularly appeals to me because it's got a minimalistic feel, and yet stands out as a very modern, stylish set. With prices of about $14 and up, you can custom order a set on either paper or canva

Death Star Circo Cheese Set with Cheese Tools

For the person who has everything

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It's a death star! It's a cutting board! It's a cheese set. What? Seriously, you can't make this stuff up. This thing has nearly 600 reviews averaging five stars, so it must have something going for it.

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