It’s OK everyone! We can like Star Wars again. Thanks to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, while the sequel trilogy is still lurking out there, they have at least provided the mouthwash to get rid of the taste of the poorly plotted adventures of Rey Palpatine and friends. The Mandalorian brand mouthwash.
So now it’s OK to give Star Wars our money again. Are you literally drowning in disposable income? Is there a special Star Wars fan in your life that you still need a last minute gift for? Well brace yourself, because this is as close as we will get to doing a holiday gift guide this year. Frankly we just thought this stuff was cool so wanted to share.
Hasbro has revealed the (deep breath) Star Wars: The Black Series The Mandalorian Dark Sabre Force FX Elite Lightsabre. Snappy title there Hasbro, well done!
Priced perfectly for you to treat yourself, or for the hideously spoiled little bastard in your life, at $249.99 it will of course light up and do all the sound effects. Power-up, power-down, and motion sensor-controlled idle hum with clash noises. Plus this version has something called progressive ignition, molten tip effect, light-up hilt and a white LED blade edge. It includes the rechargeable 3.7V 1500mAH LiPo battery the barrel plug, hex key tool, stand and USB charging cord.
It is available for pre-order now and will probably arrive before the knock-off Chinese version I ordered weeks ago from a Facebook ad.
As if they sense our newly rediscovered enthusiasm for a galaxy far, far away in the same way a shark senses blood, they have also released a new Vintage Collection version of Boba Fett’s Slave 1 vehicle, handily called Star Wars: The Vintage Series Boba Fett’s Slave One Vehicle. Glad we could clear that up.
With original Kenner branding this includes, according to the blurb, realistic detail including an opening cockpit, functioning landing gear, separating wings, and a ladder accessory, this vehicle can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes vehicle, stand and Han Solo in Carbonite.
This is $149.99 and will be released in Spring 2021.
Finally, for the elite cosplayers in your life, or for whatever the hell it is you get up to behind closed doors, comes exactly the helmet you have been looking for. Yes, you too can be ridiculously over-hyped despite the fact you did nothing but follow the Millennium Falcon and then get taken out like a bitch by a blind man, in the comfort of your own home!
The Star Wars: The Black Series Boba-Fett (Re-Armored) Premium Electronic Helmet is here. Now, who the hell is coming up with these product titles? Rain Man? This features a flip-down rangefinder with flashing LED lights and an illuminated heads-up display. This is helmet only and doesn’t even include batteries.
The price for this shelf-dwelling statement of how much spare cash you have is $119.99 and will also be released in the Spring.
Star Wars toys, man. It takes me back… oh man, does it take me back.
A time where my mother could literally get an entire weeks worth of shopping in the time I would happily spend at a toy store in the same mall, gazing dreamily at the unimaginable treasures on display.
Today’s iPad and PlayStation generation will never know or understand the sheer awesomeness of an 80’s childhood. Damn shame.