The Rise of Skywalker – the last installment of the saga that kicked off in 1977 – is almost certainly the recipient of an unprecedented level of merchandising, collaborations and inspired-by products. Buying something Star Wars-related in the next three months is inevitable… it is your destiny. So, since you’re going to cough up some Republic credits no matter what, we’ve come up with our pick of the merch worth raiding your camtono for, as well as those that might be better off being thrown into the Great Pit of Carkoon.
Stern Premium Edition Star Wars Pinball Machine
This fabulously detailed full-size pinball machine features a custom Star Wars case, authentic audio clips, John Williams’ sweeping score, and 400 movie scenes playing on an HD screen – and that’s just the action away from the main play area. Ping your balls at an exploding Death Star, battle in the lightsaber-duel mode, and trigger the hyperdrive pinball accelerator as you enjoy an interactive LED-light display. It’s definitely worth making room for in your rebel base – besides, what else were you going to put in that empty corner? A Peloton? Didn’t think so…
Price: £9,250 | Games Room Company
Lapponia Planetoid Valleys necklace
It may have featured in a galaxy far, far away, but the silver necklace worn by Princess Leia at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope was designed here on Earth in 1969 by Björn Weckström for Lapponia – and it’s still being produced for high-end jewellers. Part of the iconic Space Silver range, the Planetoid Valleys necklace is 121 grams of cosmic cool that lets you fly your Star Wars freak flag in more sophisticated settings.
Price: €2,255 | Lapponia
Le Creuset x Star Wars
The kitchenware favoured by the most serious chefs in the galaxy has somehow been swept up in Star Wars fever, and the results are magnificently weird – the star of the show has to be the lidded roasting pan shaped like Han Solo in a block of carbonite (£360), but if the sight of a man in perfect hibernation is going to put you off your dinner, the range also includes a glossy black Dutch oven inspired by Darth Vader (£295), a set of cocottes decorated like droids (£25 each), and a pie-funnel shaped like a porg (£20).
Price: From £20 | Le Creuset
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars edition
A product pun that’s probably been years in the making, Samsung unites its latest Galaxy, the Note10+, with the galaxy far, far away in a special edition that commemorates The Rise of Skywalker. The handset gets a Kylo Ren makeover in black and red, and includes a co-ordinated embossed leather case, S Pen and Galaxy Buds, plus a host of digital assets like Star Wars wallpapers and audio clips.
Citizen x Star Wars C3-PO
Citizen is celebrating the end of The Saga by creating a collection of ten timepieces inspired by various characters from the series, and ranging from diver to dress watches. Our pick is the suitably ’70s C3-PO women’s gold-tone bracelet watch, which is the perfect attire for dancing to the 1977 disco version of the Star Wars theme.
Price: £229 | H Samuel
Bose Quietcomfort 35: Rise of Skywalker Edition
Communing with The Force isn’t easy when you’re constantly distracted – but Bose has the answer to intrusion by pesky children/colleagues/jawas in the form of a special Star Wars edition of its noise-cancelling 35s, replete in sinister black and red Sith Trooper colours. You’ll need an American pal to hook you up, though – they’re US only for now.
Price: $400 | Bose
DeMer R2-D2 Engagement Ring
OK, it’s unofficial merch, but this is the droid ring you’re looking for – if you are indeed looking for an Astromech made from hypoallergenic 14K grey gold that’s mounted with conflict-free diamonds and sapphires. (And if you’re proposing to us with this, the answer is YES. We know the perfect wedding spot on Naboo…)
Price: £6,670 | Etsy
Darth Vader x Barbie
She don’t play, she slays – and that’s going to require a whole new outfit. Darth Barbie scales the heights of dictator-chic in a black vinyl pencil skirt and corset, rocking knee-high boots made for stamping out rebellion, fingerless gloves for a force-choke that won’t hide her manicure, and a versatile purse that doubles as a respirator control panel. Beneath those Wintour-style specs are smokey eyes that smoulder like the ruins of Alderaan. Megalomania: model’s own.
Instant Pot Duo R2-D2
Surely a fixture in Aunt Beru’s kitchen, this helpful droid can pressure-cook your wampa-meat to perfect tenderness, and is equally adept at sautéing, rice-cooking, slow cooking and, er, making yogurt. (Can you make yogurt out of blue bantha milk? Asking for a friend.)
Price: $145 | Williams Sonoma
Stance The Mandalorian underwear set
Stance has a frighteningly comprehensive selection of Star Wars underwear – but to be truly ahead of the curve, you can enjoy these deluxe Mandalorian briefs and socks a full three months before Disney+ launches in the UK. (We’re 100 per cent certain you haven’t gone to the dark side and watched the show by “other means”, obviously…)
Price: £39 | Stance
TOMS Chewbacca slippers
Tragically not lined with genuine Wookie fur, these nubuck slippers are our pick of the TOMS range of Star Wars kicks. Featuring bandolier detailing on the sides, an embossed Chewy head on the left toe and a Millennium Falcon on the right, they’ll keep your feet toasty in potentially Hoth-like conditions, like walking on an unheated kitchen floor.
Price: £75 | Toms
Citizen x Star Wars Han Solo
For the gents, the selections in Citizen’s collection includes this chrono based on, er, Han Solo’s slacks from A New Hope… Fun fact: the red bands are the Corellian “Blood Stripes” that indicate gallantry in action – red, as worn in A New Hope, is first class; yellow, worn in Empire and Jedi, are second class. Doesn’t make wearing Solo’s trews on your wrist any less weird, though.
Price: £329 | H Samuel
Swarovski x Star Wars
She’s sassy, she’s sparkly, she’s the space princess with a serious thing for scoundrels – and now you can take this 11cm-tall, 480-facet Leia home – though perhaps don’t sit her next to the somewhat questionable Swarovski Yoda, who has been lovingly hand-crafted from bogey-green crystal. Completists will be pleased to hear the range also includes Darth Vader, a stormtrooper and your favourite bickering droids. And if Leia isn’t bringing sufficient bling, upgrade your mantlepiece with a £6,940 crystal-encrusted Stormtrooper helmet worthy of Damian Hirst.
A deflector shield you can actually deploy, this windscreen sunshade for your vehicle will defend against the Sun’s rays cooking your interior, while also ensuring your car receives the maximum pitying glances as it simultaneously removes absolutely any credibility from your ride. And yet, we don’t care if we have a bad feeling about it – we still want one.
Price: £17 | Amazon
Emson Darth Vader humidifier
After burning his lungs to a crisp following an ill-fated duel with Obi-Wan on the volcanic planet Mustafar, Darth Vader understandably developed a few, shall we say, “breathing difficulties”. No doubt he’d have loved this humidifier shaped like his iconic helmet, which uses ultrasonics to create a soothing mist – though, sadly, it toots it out of a vent at the top, rather than through the grill at the front. Still, with a two-litre capacity, it’ll provide a comfortable atmosphere for up to 24 hours.
Price: $40 | eBay
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