Best Star Wars toys 2020: amazing toys for your inner Jedi
Here are the best Star Wars toys you can buy.
Star Wars fans have had a good year. In September, we saw Force Friday unleashed – the day all the upcoming toys are announced.
This year, the event was dubbed 'Triple Force Friday' on account of how many came out; pretty fun stuff for anyone into the series.
There was also a film release, lest we forget – so there's plenty of loot for you to get your hands on.
UPDATE: This Star Wars Droid Commander Set has just won the best STEM Toy of the Year Award. The category is all about celebrating toys that encourage children to learn skills in science, technology, engineering and maths. This set allows you to play with three buildable, app-controlled Star Wars LEGO Droids - R2-D2, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid. Children then use the coding app to give each droid a personality and complete missions. Available now for £139.99.
We've trawled through them all and selected our pick of the bunch - the ones that stood out from Disney’s epic toy showcase and added some more from the Star Wars toys batch released recently.
Best Star Wars Toys
1. AT-ST Raider
A Vintage Collection of figurines has been unveiled, but we don’t have much information at present. Saying that, it looks amazing and we can’t help but be impressed by this AT-ST Raider. The set comes with a Klatoonian raider and, in the US at least, it may well be a Best Buy exclusive. This is a specially-modified AT-ST Raider is from the The Mandalorian TV show.
2. LEGO Millennium Falcon
It had to be, didn’t it - the Millenium Falcon is always one of the best Lego sets around and this one looks fantastic. You get Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Boolio, C-3PO, R2-D2 and D-O, and it has been updated to show off the wear and tear it’s been put through in The Last Skywalker. Obviously, if you already have a Lego Falcon, you may not want to get another. If that’s the case, Rey’s Speeder Chase Vehicle, Kylo Ren’s Shuttle and a Resistance A-Wing Starfighter are also available.
3. LEGO Yoda
Now you have our attention. This brilliant LEGO Yoda was another set revealed on Triple Force Friday. With 1700-piece intricacy, once built you will be able to move his head, eyebrows, fingers and toes to strike the perfect Jedi Master pose - it is 16-inches tall. It also comes with a stand, a fact plaque and small mini figure. The blurb says this Yoda is actually from Attack of the Clones, but don’t let that put you off.
4. Disney Store Sith Trooper Costume
It’s pretty obvious that the Sith Trooper is set to be a fan favourite, so it makes sense kids up and down the land will want to dress up as them. This is a Disney Store exclusive and the costume includes printed panels and a moulded mask. Oh, and don’t forget the gloves, too.
5. Star Wars The Force Coding Kit by KanoView now on Amazon
This coding kit by Kano is one of the most original things announced on Triple Force Friday. It includes a build-it-yourself Bluetooth connected motion sensor and offers a creative coding experience where you can master coding and create, play, and share your own Star Wars adventures.
6. Luke Skywalker Battle Simulation Helmet
If you've ever fancied stepping into the shoes of Luke Skywalker – and, let's face it, who hasn't – then you're going to want this. Highly detailed, this helmet features a light and sound battle simulation, giving you a surround sound experience. You can even pick which ship you pilot, and in which battle.
7. LEGO Star Wars RazorCrest Ship
This 1,023-piece starship includes 5 collectible LEGO Star Wars characters including The Mandalorian and fan-favourite The Child. The ship itself also has a dual LEGO® minifigure cockpit, 2 spring-loaded shooters, a sleeping area and a detachable escape pod. Ideal for children and adults alike.
8. Black Series Carbonized Graphite Sith Trooper
The Sith Trooper is undoubtedy one of the most exciting new characters of Star Wars: Episode IX. Bright red like the Imperial Guards, this trooper has been made to look and feel premium. It has a lovely metallic finish and, if you did want to play with it, multiple points of articulation.
9. Mandalorian lunch box
Well, there’s not much more we can add but this Mandalorian lunchbox is one of the nicest we’ve ever seen. It has a brilliant retro look that showcases the old-school Star Wars style the TV show aims for, is made of tin and is something we would be proud to put our sandwiches in.
10. Remote control D-O Rolling Toy
D-O is one of the most adorable Rise of Skywalker characters. And now you can have one of your own. A remote control lets you move it in any direction as his head bobbles up and down and side to side. It also features some electronic droid sounds, and can pick up the presence of other Star Wars toys.
11. Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
Now this one is fun. Part of the Amazon Launchpad initiative, which highlights cool things startups have made, this is a Droid inventor kit that allows children to build a bot from scratch. It comes with 22 separate Star Wars missions, through its dedicated app, and is a great tool to help kids with coding.
12. Baby Yoda Funko Pop
Baby Yoda – or, to give him his proper name, The Child – has gone down a storm. Take him home with you with this cheap and cheerful Funko Pop, which captures him in all his adorable glory.
13. LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian and The Child BrickHeadz
You can now build your very own Baby Yoda thanks to LEGO’s BrickHeadz. For under £20, you get two figures The Child (aka Baby Yoda) and The Mandalorian, who also comes with two weapons - a blaster rifle clipped on the back and a blaster pistol in hand. They’re 295 pieces in total, so they might be a little fiddly but definitely more manageable than some LEGO sets on this list.
14. Seagate Xbox Star Wars hard drive
Okay, this isn’t a toy as such, but buying it will enhance the amount of storage on your Xbox in the best way possible. The official blurb notes: "Stow Jedi secrets and other invaluable information on a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order-themed 2TB game drive for Xbox".
15. LEGO Black Ace Starfighter Set
Another fantastic LEGO set, this Black Ace Starfighter kit allows you to build one of the sleek interceptor jets from the Star Wars Resistance series. You'll get an interactive mini-figure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters and an opening rear hold, as well as two mini-figures and blaster pistol weapons.
16. Lando Calrissian Funko Pop
We don't think it had quite sunk in that we are going to see the original Lando back again in Episode IX - but then we saw the Lando Calrissian Funko Pop and got pumped for the film all over again. Of course, you could go for a Rey one or even a Poe, but for us it's Lando all the way. Interestingly, Funko also released an animated short film, which sees Lando Calrissian reuniting with his old ship the Millennium Falcon.
17. Star Wars Destiny Board Game
If you're a board game lover, you'll be pleased to hear you can now combine your love of Star Wars with a good old fashioned game. Take control of your favourite characters and decide the fate of the galaxy with this fast-paced, dice and card based game for two.