The Star Wars Merchandise You Never Knew You Needed

The Star Wars Merchandise You Never Knew You Needed

These ARE the gifts you're looking for.

By Sarah Taviani | 4th May 2016

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I found a bunch of Star Wars merchandise that made my eyes go wider than Admiral Ackbar’s. This is not a trap. This is just everything you never know you needed.

1. William Shakespeare's Star Wars

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Love Shakespeare? Love Star Wars? Hello, fellow nerd. Welcome to a world of utter geekception, where the mashup to rule all mashups occurs in iambic pentameter with 20 Elizabethan illustrations. May the Force be with thee.

2. C3PO Pop Vinyl


This IS the droid you’re looking for. You can get heaps of other Star Wars Pop Vinyl figures but this little C3PO is too cute to ignore. He’s a bobble head. Look at him bobble.

3. Lightsaber Chopsticks

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The cantina is a grubby place but that doesn’t mean YOU have act like a Hutt. We all know how that worked out for Jabba. Dine in style with your very own lightsaber chopsticks.

4. BB-8 Brooch

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Wear your heart (or your droid) on your sleeve with this adorable BB-8 brooch from Hungry Designs. Try not to get caught in a wormhole when you browse this Australian Etsy site – and think of your poor wallet before you buy everything.

5. Star Wars Art Therapy Mindfulness Colouring Book 

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This beautiful Star Wars (adult) colouring book is full of intricate designs that have a kind of ethereal tarot card vibe to them. Plus there’s a page of tessellated Yodas. Yes, you need it. Right now.

6. R2D2 USB charger

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I’ve never seen such devotion in a droid before. This R2D2 car will keep you safe and sound at full battery when you’re on the go.

7. Ewok Dog Costume 

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You absolutely cannot look at this Ewok dog costume and not get it. It’s the law. LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS.

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Image: Giphy

8. Ewok Hooded Tank Top


Why should your dog have all the fun? You can look like an adorable murderous teddy bear as well with this hooded tank top.

9. I Love You/I Know rings 


Ah, the most romantic declaration in the galaxy. Let your partner know that you know that they know that you know they know.

10. Darth Vader Shoes 


To be totally honest, every time you wear these shoes the Darth Vader theme should play. Dun dun dun, dun-da-dun, dun-da-dun. Now strut like you’re going to choke someone with the Force.

11. App-Enabled BB-8 Droid 


You loved BB-8 in The Force Awakens and now you can have your VERY OWN. And it MOVES. Guide this little cutie around with your smartphone and watch as its attitude and actions evolve with your interaction. It even recognises and reacts to your voice and gives you the ability to record and view holographic videos. It is legit the cutest gift of all the gifts.

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Image: Giphy

12. Yoda Earphones 


Mmmm, stylish you will be. Let Yoda whisper the ways of the Force into your ears. Or he could just use his powers to play music for you. That is also a possibility.

13. The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes 


If Wookiee Cookies aren’t the tastiest things in the galaxy, then they’re at least super fun to say. Except for maybe Boba Fett-Uccine and Princess Leia Danish Dos. I’m getting one. You can’t stop me.


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Article by Sarah Taviani

Sarah is a Journalist. She loves lists, stationery and dresses with pockets. Sarah frequently breaks her self-imposed book-buying ban when she’s not looking.


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