From a Darth Vader toaster to R2-D2 beer coolers, we pick 7 of the coolest Star Wars gadgets and gear you can buy on Star Wars Day 2016
Is it a coincidence that Star Wars day falls so quickly after Mayday Payday? Of course not. So with some dosh at your disposal, check out 7 pieces of magnificent merch to splash out on today. May the 4th be with you always…
Darth Vader Toaster and Toast Stamp
If you fancy your toast a little on the Dark Side, then you must invest in a Darth Vader toaster and accompanying toast stamp. Not only does it look suitably awesome on the breakfast bar – wait till you show your mates the removable crumb tray! – it makes mighty fine toast to boot. The toaster imprints toast with the Star Wars logo while the stamp adds a brooding Dark Lord of the Sith to pour your beans onto.
Star Wars Tie
Featuring – you guessed it – TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcom, this hand-made Star Wars tie is hand made so you can order it as either a standard or skinny format (although if you do go for a slim jim you may not be able to appreciate the imagery). It’s made from plush, soft fabric and is a guaranteed icebreaker at weddings, bar mitzvahs and any other occasion where ties are required.
BB8 Droid (with free The Force Awakens Steelbook Blu-Ray)
We’ve been lusting after the smartphone controlled BB8 droid for over a year now. It moves just like the real thing, complete with ‘levitating’ head – which isn’t surprising as the makers Sphero actually designed the original droid for Lucasfilm. Now our partners Zavvi.com have convinced us to buy the little fella as they’ve slashed the price to £109.99 and thrown in a free Blu-Ray copy of The Force Awakens too. Now that’s a great way to celebrate Star Wars Day.
Star Wars Lightsabre Bottle Opener
This particular Star Wars gadget has been a regular at Shopomo booze-ups for almost a year. There is quite simply no cooler way to open a bottle of beer than by whipping out this device, assuming a serene Jedi-like demeanour and then slipping off the bottle to the authentic sound of a lightsabre’s whoosh. (The metal bottle top completes the electrical circuit which triggers the sound on cue). It always gets a delighted round of applause.
Star Wars R2-D2 and C-3PO Metal Can Coolers
These R2-D2 and C-3PO can coolers kind of complement the bottle opener as the Star Wars accessory of choice for al fresco drinking parties. They doesn’t do much apart from sit there, keeping your can of beer or soft drink nice and cold while the rubber lining keeps your hand from warming it up. But good droids are always happy to help their master in any way they can.
Star Wars Jedi Adult Fleece Bathrobe
Wow, this is the Jedi Fleece Bathrobe you are looking for. Truth be told, it’s part Jedi and part Jeff ‘The Dude’ Letrotski – it’s big, has proper wizard’s sleeves and a magnificently shadowy hood that is made for the two-handed rollback off the head, a la Obi Wan Kenobi’s signature move. Once you put it on, you’ll never want to take it off.