In a galaxy far, far away, well actually just in Toronto, the first Star Wars Day took place in 2011. The force has been strong with this event and it spread throughout the galaxy.  May 4th is your time to connect with your inner Jedi and conquer the evil dark side. You’ll need a few things to help you “use the Force.”


“When 900 years you reach, look as good, you will not.”

Sometimes we need inspiration to look us in the face. The Fathead Star Wars Yoda Wall Decal puts this wise master on your wall. This high definition images is printed on high-grade vinyl that is tear and fade resistant and attaches to the wall with low-tax adhesive. It also comes with free separate smaller images so you can have Yoda in more than one place. You can also have Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker or Han Solo on your wall if you are not keen on the green Jedi.

“Judge me by my size, do you?”

Every Jedi Knight must have his lightsaber. The Star Wars Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab is a miniature version of Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber that can teach your child (and you) the science of light and optics. This 20 cm saber comes equipped with two lenses and your choice of four different coloured crystals. Be prepared to battle the dark side.

“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.”

Build your own iconic LEGO Millennium Falcon. It features stunning details, including twin flick missiles, rotating quad laser cannons and hull plates that open to reveal a detailed interior with chairs, cup, control panels and game board. There are six mini-figures as well: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia and Darth Vader with assorted weapons. You’ll be set to re-enact the Death Star escape scene and prepare for an epic battle of intergalactic proportions.

Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?

Maybe you’re looking for something less complicated and quicker to put together while you watch the series, so why not this fighter pilot? The LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter comes fully equipped with four flick missiles, moveable wings, an Astromech Droid top section and mini cockpit for X-Wing Pilot with this blaster pistol ready for action. 5cm (1”) high by 7cm (2”) long and 7cm (2”) wide.



“Already know you that which you need.”

Star War Days is all about watching the series from beginning to end. Star Wars: The Complete Blu-ray Saga features all six-feature films with gorgeous visuals and stellar sound. The extra features and footage adds something special. Even if you are casual fan you owe yourself this fantastic box set.

Follow the Republic’s most beloved heroes and courageous clone warriors in their battle against the galaxy’s enemies. Star Wars: The Clone War, Seasons One through Five will take you further into Lucas’ captivating universe with spellbinding animation and larger-than-life storytelling.


“Do or do not… there is no try.”

Use the Force to wield your lightsaber and let Angry Birds take flight in the Star Wars universe. Blast away the evil Pigtroopers while traversing the legendary sands of Tatooine. There are 20 exclusive levels designed for your PS4 DualShock 4 controller touchpad or use the normal controller sticks and buttons as well. Over 25 hours of gameplay. Record and share your best accomplishments with automatic screenshot capture and video recording. Fully supports PlayStation Move in both single player and local multi player modes. May the birds be with you.

“Luke, I am your father!”

Can the great Dark Lord of Sith be cute and cuddly? Yes! But only when he is an 22 cm (9”) plush toy. The Talking Darth Vader Plush talks to you after you have stroked and given him a squeeze. Learn what wisdom comes from the dark side as Darth Vader speaks to you in his famous breathy voice. You will feel the Force even when this soft toy is simply standing.

May the fourth be with you. Always.

Shelagh McNally
I’ve been covering technology since 1992 and I’ve seen a lot of technology come and go. I enjoy following the trends, spotting the winners and losers and teaching consumers how to get the best products and services for their needs. My work has been published in the National Post, Reader's, Yahoo, Miami Herald and other North American publications and websites.