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TechRepublic's gift guide for Star Wars fans

Gift buying for your Star Wars fan will be easy this year with these great gifts.
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By Wally Bahny on
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We have selected 20 interesting or unique gifts in various price ranges for the Star Wars fan in your life to help make your shopping easier this year. For additional suggestions, check out Bill Detwiler's gallery The Empire Strikes Back gifts for the ultimate Star Wars fan (note: a couple of items in his gallery are also featured here). For more recommendations, download TechRepublic's 2011 Geek Gift Guide.

Jay Garmon recently reviewed the Star Wars Complete Saga on Blu-ray and recommended it, with some caveats. This item for collectors and can be purchased from many retailers, including Amazon.com ($99.99).

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If Yoda were a programmer, perhaps this is what he would have written when he said "Do or do not. There is no try."  Either way, we can express our love for Yoda with this Do or Do Not T-Shirt from ThinkGeek ($16.99-$18.99).

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I've written about LEGO and Star Wars before, and the LEGO Star Wars Death Star cut-away is another excellent addition to any collection. (Find Gift, $399.99)

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Scanimation is the effect of a motion picture within a static medium, such as a book. The Scanimation Star Wars book by Rufus Butler Seder (ThinkGeek, $14.95) brings several scenes from Star Wars into your hands without the need for electricity.

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Dressing up as Boba Fett is difficult to do correctly. The Boba Fett hoodie design recently got an upgrade, including in price ($59.99). (The stormtrooper hoodie is currently out of stock on ThinkGeek.)

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Perhaps even more than gadgets and toys, geeks love to eat.  Now, Star Wars fans can cook and eat their favorite Star Wars food with The Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis (ThinkGeek, $14.99).

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Show your allegiance to the Jedi or the Sith with these stylish, terrycloth bathrobes (ThinkGeek, $89.99).

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What does it take to become a Jedi? The Jedi Path training manual by Daniel Wallace  (Amazon.com, $12.16) might help you achieve that which so few have (midi-chlorians notwithstanding). Amazon.com also sells the Vault Edition for $61.95.

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Relive the scene in A New Hope where Han, Chewie, Leia, and Luke fight for their lives against the Death Star trash compactor with these Trash Compactor Bookends (ThinkGeek, $199.99).  Each unit is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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The holiday season holds many traditions, not the least of which is the Nutcracker. Now, Yoda and Darth Vader join the ranks of toy soldiers in this incarnation from ThinkGeek ($39.99 ea).

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Be the talk of the party when you break out ice cubes from this Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray. Just make sure you're not looking scruffy.  (ThinkGeek, $9.99)

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Or, if Han isn't your game, try some R2-D2 ice from this R2-D2 Ice Cube Tray (ThinkGeek, $9.99).

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Plug in your peripherals in style with this R2-D2 USB Hub from ThinkGeek ($39.99).  It makes classic R2 sounds when you plug and unplug your devices.

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Not much can be considered as creepy or scary as being woken up by Darth Vader.  This alarm clock-radio might be close, though.  (Find Gift, $49.95)

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Recall the scene in A New Hope where Obi-Wan uses The Force and these three arguments to convince the weak-minded stormtroopers to let them pass. Thanks to this Venn Diagram shirt (ThinkGeek, $16.99-18.99), we can understand why they were allowed to pass.

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While designed with younger Star Wars fans in mind, Artoo Potatoo - the Star Wars Mr. Potatohead - is great for the bigger kids as well.  (Amazon, $21.99)

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Wield The Force with your very own Force FX Lightsaber, available in a variety of colors and handle designs to express your love of a character or the light or dark side of The Force.  (ThinkGeek, $99.99)

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Hire Yoda to protect your desk by getting one of these Yoda USB Desk Protectors from ThinkGeek ($25.99).

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The Wampa Rug from ThinkGeek sells for $99.99. This furry replica of the famous Hoth snow beast is much easier to capture than the real thing, resulting in an excellent Star Wars bear rug for your home.

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After you've killed your Wampa and made him into a rug, you'll need a Tauntaun Sleeping Bag (ThinkGeek, $99.99) to survive the cold, Hoth nights.

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