The Scruffy Nerf Herder's Gift Guide for Star Wars Celebration 2019 (VIDEO)
Star Wars: The Black Series Figures
Hasbro's hugely collectible line of figures has just welcomed two new exclusive entries, 20 years in the waiting. To coincide with the 1999 release of The Phantom Menace
, we're getting these perfectly rendered, 6-inch replicas of Obi-Wan and Darth Maul. Both come with movie-inspired details, articulated limbs and, of course, their Lightsabers. The badass Black Series line already boasts a (star)killer roster—including Mace Windu, Lando and Vice Admiral Holdo—so these guys will fit right it. (hasbro.com
LEGO Star Wars
The iconic brick brand has unleashed a slew of special edition LEGO Star Wars sets commemorating the 20th anniversary of their partnership, including the Imperial Dropship and the Clone Scout Walker that is way more stable than the one the Resistance wrecked on Endor. (lego.com
Star Wars LEGO
The play continues with more 20th Anniversary Edition sets, including Anakin's Podracer from The Phantom Menace
, Boba Fett's Slave 1 ship and a Snowspeeder from Empire Strikes Back
LEGO Star Wars
The biggest reveal at Star Wars Celebration was today's news that LEGO would be releasing their long-desired Tantive IV set, based on the Rebel cruiser from the opening scenes of A New Hope
. Complete with signature details like an elongated hull, detachable escape pods, elevating gun turrets and cargo hold, the 1,750+ piece set comes with five minifigures (including Princess Leia and R2-D2) and will be available on May 3rd.(lego.com
Master & Apprentice
Claudia Gray's book (on stands 4/16) is the first novel in the new Disney canon to explore the prequel films. Bonus: This tale of Qui-Gon Jinn and young Obi-Wan Kenobi bringing their Jedi skills to a dangerous new planet is set before The Phantom Menace
, so no Jar-Jar! (amazon.co
The stuffed-animal workshop offers a pretty wide array of Star Wars offerings, but come on, Chewy was born for this form! Kashyyk's most popular native son is 18 inches, comes strapped with his bandolier and can be designed with Wookiee sounds built in. (buildabear.com
If you've been sensing a disturbance in the Force lately, that could be because of the Star Wars Celebration going on this week in Chicago.
The annual event has been giving a new hope to fans in need of updates and announcements about all things "Galaxy, far, far away," including panels on Episode IX film, The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian series, and the upcoming video game "Jedi Fallen Order."
The classic droid will be appearing in his upcoming live-action 'Star Wars' streaming series.
And like all fan events, this one is also bringing with it a slew of new toys and gadgets. So in honor of this year's Celebration, we have rounded up a few Star Wars goodies to geek out over. Check them out in the gallery above!
But before you click through our gallery, check this out: To kick off the convention, LEGO Group marked 20 years of LEGO Star Wars products by achieving a Guinness World Records title for largest display of minifigures and it's amazing! The installation took 12 people a day and a half to create, it's comprised of 36,440 LEGO minifigures total (previous record was a paltry 35,210). It measures 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide.