Argos has tipped Wow! Stuff’s Star Wars Jedi Training Remote as one of the top sellers this Christmas, ahead of the launch of new film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The miniature droid toy resembles the Jedi training device that has featured throughout the Star Wars mythology, first appearing in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. The retailer expects sales to ramp up further when the film hits cinemas on December 14th.
Lindsay Rogers, buyer for gifts at Argos, said: “We’ve seen how popular the Jedi Training Remote is – a flying gadget that aspiring Jedi use for training. It’s one of those tech items that comes along every couple of years that takes everyone by surprise and it’s been a big hit ahead of the movie launch this season.
The toy has also been listed by The Independent as a ‘top Star Wars: The Last Jedi product’.
The device darts up and down, while firing simulated ‘sting beams’ at its opponent, making it a great combat training aid for any youngling.