As we said in our The Force Friday coverage on Monday, Star Wars is launching its expansive new toy line on September 4, and people are super excited. Streaming globally today, Star Wars did a live unboxing of the new toys. Taking full advantage of all the Star Wars hype (which I am definitely into), I’ve compiled a list of five of the coolest toys from the new Star Wars lineup.
Remote Control X-Wing
Do you remember playing with those little toy X-Wings when you were a kid and thinking, “Man, I wish I could actually control this thing and annoy my mom with it?” Well, now you can! This little guy actually flies, and you can control it with the included remote. Go ahead and bring it over to mom’s house and annoy her with it now! (Not responsible for broken toys or dreams if your mom breaks it and says she’s disappointed in you)
Kylo Ren Lightsaber
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got one of these bad boys still in the depths of my storage. The icon of the Star Wars universe, how would anyone not love this? This is a brand new version, the lightsaber of Kylo Ren, one of the villains in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What’s even cooler about this lightsaber is the new feature, the hilt with the hand protector blades on it. No more cut off hands for me.
Remote Control BB-8
Most were both confused and extremely intrigued when they first saw this roly-poly robot, BB-8, for the first time in one of the new movie’s trailers. This is a mini version that you can walk around, tell to patrol, and even record a holographic message on your phone and view him playing it! Your phone becomes the remote through an app that you download, or you can control it through voice commands.
Star Wars Bed
Star Wars bed. Is there really anything else I need to say to convince you how awesome this is? Yeah, didn’t think so.
Bladebuilder Lightsaber Jedi Master Playset
Every little Star Wars fan’s dream is to build their own lightsaber. Well, now that dream is a reality. With this set, you can build your own (toy) lightsaber and customize it any way you want. There are more than 100 combinations you can choose from. Building a lightsaber is one of the most iconic moments for a Jedi, and now it’s been made possible for everyone else.
Check out IGN for the complete list of unboxed toys and view full video here. Can’t wait for these toys? Hit up Walmart and Toys R Us at release to get first dibs. If you’re in the area, you can also check out the official Toys R Us Times Square Star Wars feature shop at 12:01 a.m. on September 4th.
(Photo Source: IGN)