If you’re a toy/memorabilia collector like me, you might be interested to know what’s new in the world of Star Wars toys and merchandise? If so, stick with me today as I cover some of the latest and greatest from that galaxy far, far away.
Cool Star Wars action figures
Something I noticed not too long ago was the new fully articulated 6″ Star Wars The Black Series action figures in retro Phantom Menace packaging—just like their original 3.5″ counterparts from millennia ago. Well, technically just 1 millennium. Even more technically, just from the previous millennium, as in 1999 when Episode 1 and a whole lot of really cool toys came out! These new toys are much like those originals, only now they’re bigger and even better! They’ve got a ton of detail, a ridiculous amount of articulation, and cool accessories (like lightsabers and blasters). What’s more, the packaging for these is just incredible, and sooo nostalgic. As a Star Wars fan and collector myself, I love these prequel series figures!
Funko Pop! collectable figurines
For reasons I myself can’t quite explain, Funko Pop! figures are all the rage across a variety of different film and comic book properties—and Star Wars is no exception. People just love to collect and display these fun, distorted figurines. Even I have to admit that with their oversized heads and cartoon personalities, they are somewhat adorable… at least most of them. Some of the currently available Star Wars characters include D-O, BB-8, Rey, and Kylo Ren. The only drawback I can find for those that love these figures is that the characters are randomly assigned. That would likely bug me, but to some I bet the surprise is half the fun!
Another Star Wars item that’s always popular—no matter its form, is the adorable Baby Yoda (AKA, The Child). And there are many different versions of Baby Yoda available, from plush toys to mini figures to stickers, and even the aforementioned Funko Pop! figurines.
If you’re a fan of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, you’re already very familiar with this cute yet powerful character. And if you love The Child as much as most fans do, you can now have enough different versions of him to fill an entire display shelf! The one shown here is the Star Wars: The Mandalorian – The Child (Baby Yoda) 8″ Plush, and I think it’s probably one of the most adorable Baby Yoda toys that’s currently available.
More cool Star Wars stuff
Of course, there’s plenty of other cool Star Wars stuff as well, including LEGO Star Wars build sets, Star Wars themed drones, and all the various Star Wars media, including DVDs and BluRay discs of the classic films and TV shows. Obviously, not all of this stuff is new, but there’s always a lot of great new Star Wars items coming out—especially when it comes to Star Wars LEGO sets. One of the coolest things I’ve seen recently, however, is the Arcade1Up Star Wars Digital Pinball Machine, which I was made aware of by my colleague on Best Buy Canada’s French blog. You can see Qui-Gon Jinn and a couple of Battle Droids getting ready to play a game in the header image above.
As you can see, there’s always a great selection of Star Wars merchandise at Best Buy. Stop by and take a look today!