Star Wars Force Friday: The top picks

With Force Friday taking place tomorrow, manufacturers and retailers are preparing to unveil a string of goods all inspired by the franchise.

To mark the annual event, we round up our top seven picks for budding fans to look out for.

LEGO’s BB-8 and Millennium Falcon sets

£84.99-£649.99, LEGO

Avid enthusiasts can put their building skills to the test with the brand new BB-8 and the iconic Millennium Falcon play-sets. The Millennium Falcon marks the biggest ever set from the toy giant, boasting 7,500 pieces that feature intricate details seen in the original Corellian light freighter, including cockpit, detailed interior and two crews.

Sphero’s BB-9E

£149.99, Firebox

A menacing droid from the First Order, users can control their very own BB-9E using a smart device. Keep it rolling optimally with the augmented reality Droid Trainer, while interacting with other Star Wars app-enabled droids from Sphero.

Wow! Stuff’s Jedi Training Remote Set

£29.99, Argos, Smyths Toys, Debenhams and Hamleys

Fans are encouraged to use the ‘power of the Force’ to control this propeller-powered drone. Inspired by the original device seen in Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Jedi Training Remote offer two modes of training for users to take advantage of. It also features LED lights, auto flight tech and can dart up and down while firing simulated ‘sting beams’ at its opponents.

Funko’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi items

Prices vary, Funko

In time for the arrival of latest Star Wars movie this December, Funko has detailed a line-of new toys to coincide with Force Friday. Iconic characters will be immortalised as Plushies, Wobblers, Pop! Pens, Water Bottles, Lanyard, Mystery Minis and more.

Sphero’s R2-D2

£179.99, Amazon, Apple, John Lewis and Disney Retail Stores

An integrated speaker provides authentic beeps and sounds from R2-D2, plus users can trigger emotive waddles while the droid goes from bipod to tripod stances.

Posh Paws’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi plush

Starting from £24.99, Posh Paws

Launching this November comes a range of soft toys starring both old and new characters from the franchise. The newest Star Wars soft toy installment features the likes of Kylo Ren, Rey, Captain Phasma, stormtroopers, Finn, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8. The firm will also showcase a new premium ‘Deco’ Star Wars plush range, which will be presented in a black branded gift box.

Firebox’s Star Wars Mystery Box

£49.99, Firebox

Firebox’s Mystery Box has had a makeover in time for Force Friday, with the launch of a special Star Wars version. Launching on September 1st, the limited edition Mystery Box comes with over £90 worth of merchandise, which have been sourced exclusively for the box. But be quick, just 300 items are available.

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