Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ready, steady, buy stuff: A guide to Star Wars gifts

Posted on 8 December 2015
By Kate Reilly James
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It’s just days until the most hotly anticipated film of the year hits local cinema screens.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has brought about a phenomenal amount of merchandising and whether this is your first Star Wars film or you queued around the block to see the original in 1977, there’s something out there for everyone.

If you’re trying to convince your kids to get into the franchise you could maybe start at Build-A-Bear. From simple cuddly teddies wearing the official SW logo to Han Solo and Princess Leia bears sporting impressive outfits and iconic wigs, boys and girls will love these squishy replicas.

Storm Trooper and Poe Dameron bears come complete with accessories and the Kylo Ren lightsaber is also pretty cool. Outfits are available to buy separately so a trip to the store with your little ones need not break the bank. Outfits from £5.99

Not to be outdone, Lego is also stocking an extensive range of Star Wars branded build boxes. The First Order: Snowspeeder, Rey’s Speeder and Kylo Ren’s Command shuttle all priced under £50 and if if you’re feeling less than flush (and you can get to Liverpool) there are two galleries currently showing Stan Lee signed Star Wars artwork and will maybe inspire your little people to get their crayons out!

The Wall to Wall Gallery, housed at the MetQuarter shopping mall received a haul of stunning comic covers from The Empire Strikes Back (A great Marvel exhibition currently on too). These stunning, giant pieces of art are so worth a look. Check out Darth Vader peering menacingly from the gallery door way.

Rennie’s of Bold Street, Liverpool is also featuring the Stan Lee signed range. While you’re in the city, head to The Disney Store for awesome R2D2 hoodies and Adidas for retro AT-AT t-shirts

If a trip into town is too much hassle among the Christmas bargain hunters, look no further than your local supermarket for official branded Star Wars trinkets.

Princess Leia hair bands, Yoda ears and Storm Trooper mugs are all currently lined up alongside Christmas crackers and turkey crowns at the moment.

Stores are stocking branded t-shirts for all ages with Sith socks, Darth Vader boxers and C3PO leggings also available. Nipping out for a pint of milk has never been such fun!

If you absolutely can’t wait for the first showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, how about camping out all day and night for tickets in your very own pop up Star Wars tent?

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