Best Star Wars Force Awakens Toys: Action Figures, LEGO, Drones and More

By Tom Pritchard on at

The day Star Wars fanatics have been waiting for is finally here. It's 'Force Friday', the day that all the new Star Wars Episode VII toys go on sale. After many, many leaks, and yesterday's string of announcements, we can finally add some cool new Star Wars merchandise to our homes.

There's quite a bit of it, so let's have a gander at some of the best stuff.

Remote Control BB-8 Sphero Toy, £130

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This is, without a doubt, one of the greatest-looking toys to roll along in a very long time. The first time we saw the eponymous Star Wars football droid, we all pretty much knew that this would be a winner. It's only small, but it's almost exactly like the droid you'll see on screen this December. It even projects holographic messages that you record with your phone. Just don't actually play football with it. [Buy it here]

Lego Millennium Falcon, £130

Ever since the day the very first Star Wars-themed Lego set was revealed, fans everywhere have been clamouring to get their hands on a brickified version of Han's piece-of-junk ship. It's not exactly been hard to get hold of over the years, but this is the latest one to hit the scene. It's got 1,300 pieces, folds open to reveal the ship's interior, and comes with a bunch of minifigs including Han (with appropriately silvered hair), Chewie, BB-8, and the other two. [Buy it here]

Bladebuilders Lightsabers, £50

Ever since we saw Darth Maul's dual-bladed lightsaber grace the screens back in 1999, I'm sure every Star Wars fan has wanted to create their own custom lightsaber. With Bladebuilders you can, in almost infinite combinations. [Buy it here]

Millennium Falcon Quadcopter, £100

This is a proper quadcopter with the ability to hover and fly in any direction. It even has the Falcon-esque sound-effects. You saw the fan-made one a while back, and now you can own the real thing. [Buy it Here]

Kylo Renn's Lightsaber, £13

It may have caused some controversy when the first Episode VII trailer launched, but I'll be damned if it's not cool. The Star Wars baddies always have the best lightsabers, and it's no coincidence that they're also the best toys. Plus, that crossguard is going to be invaluable in protecting yourself from your friends' attacks. They may be made of plastic, but being hit by a toy lightsaber doesn't half hurt. [Buy it here]

Deluxe Stormtrooper Nerf Blaster, £40

Nerf guns aren't exactly know for their accuracy, but when it comes to playing Star Wars with your friends it adds a little bit of realism to the whole experience. This one has 12 darts, a removable clip, and pump action for easy reloading. If you decided you want to be a bit more accurate that the dome-headed ground fodder, there's also an optional sight that sits on top of the gun itself. [Buy it here]

Lego Kylo Renn's Command Shuttle, £100

The other big Lego set that's been revealed is the newest iteration of the Imperial shuttlecraft, and it also happens to come with the Lego likeness of tri-bladed baddie Kylo Renn. That means you get the tri-blade lightsaber, a bunch of other Imperial minifigs, and a 1,004 piece set that you should enjoy building over an afternoon. [Buy it here]

Risk: Star Wars Edition, £35

"If it exists, there is Risk of it", is something a random stranger once told me. I don't know who he was, but those are some incredibly wise words. But like Rule 34 it's true, and Star Wars is the latest franchise to be converted into a version of the conquest-based board game. [Buy it here]

Millennium Falcon with Nerf Darts, £120

Is a bog-standard Nerf gun too plain for you? Well, you are in for a treat. This Millennium Falcon toy actually has Nerf blasters built into it, and with built-in sound effects that play as you move it around you can run around shooting at things in true Star Wars style. There's also a playset at the back where you can play with the included figures (Finn, Chewie, and BB-8). [Buy it here]

Kylo Renn Voice Changer Mask, £80

There are a lot of Kylo Renn-themed toys on the way, but only because he seems to be getting geared towards a Darth Vader-level of pop culture status. Whether he's any good or not has yet to be seen, but he does have a pretty cool mask. Now you can pretend to be the dark lord himself by slapping on this baby and throwing on a hoody. Throw a lightsaber into the mix and you have yourself the perfect Halloween costume. [Buy it here]

Remote Control AT-AT, £90

It's shocking that it's taken this long for a proper remote control AT-AT to be released, but here it is. You can make it move in all four directions, plus for the more realistic feel it has a turning head, and all the necessary sound effects. Just make sure there are no remote control snowspeeders around. [Buy it here]

Hero Mashers Jar Jar Binks, £11

Buy one of these ready for Bonfire Night, so you can attach it to a rocket and send Jar Jar to a fiery death. Then we can move on and forget he ever existed. Money well spent. [Buy it here]