Celebrate Star Wars Day With These 12 Books, T-Shirts, Toys, and More

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There’s no such thing as owning too much Star Wars merchandise. This is a franchise that helped launch the very idea of movie tie-in toys, so it makes sense that collectibles are at the very root of the fan experience. And with Star Wars Day on the horizon—May the Fourth, for the uninitiated—we’re highlighting 12 products that will help you celebrate in style.

1. Star Wars: The New Republic EPic Collection; $36


If you want an alternate take on what happened after 1983's Return of the Jedi, this massive collection of Star Wars comics will have you hooked. Released in 1991, Star Wars: Dark Empire was the first “sequel” to the original trilogy, detailing Luke, Han, and Leia’s exploits after the Battle of Endor. Writer Tom Veitch and artist Cam Kennedy offer up a bleak, action-packed story that serves as a counterpoint to Disney's official sequel trilogy. This comic collection also includes Dark Empire II and Empire’s End, so you’ll have a few solid weeks of reading ahead of you.

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2. Star Wars Yoda Socks; $12

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Yoda shares plenty of wisdom throughout the Star Wars movies, but his most sage advice might be on this pair of socks. And if you’re a bibliophile, you’ll certainly agree with the 900-year-old Force wielder. These socks come from Out of Print, a company dedicated to the joys of reading—and best of all, each pair you purchase helps fund literacy programs and book donations across the U.S. Worth it, these socks are.

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3. Vintage Boba Fett T-Shirt; $23


For those who stand by The Empire Strikes Back as the best film in the franchise, this tee has it all. You've got Lando, Han Solo, Chewie, and Leia on the bottom, decked out in their Cloud City gear, as Boba Fett lords over them wielding his blaster. And for anyone whose love of the Star Wars comics goes back to the original Marvel days, maybe you’ll recognize that the design itself is based on issue #68.

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4. Star Wars Furry Wampa Rug; $60


Don’t worry, no Wampas were hurt in creating this product, but it will make for a fun, if slightly morbid, accessory for the home. Measuring 54 inches by 26 inches, it's the perfect place to plant your feet during your next original trilogy marathon.

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5. The Mandalorian Polaroid Now I-Type Instant Film Camera; $140


Polaroid has teamed up with the Star Wars brand to create the ultimate photo bundle. This set features a Mandalorian-themed i-Type instant film camera and a pack of color film with borders based on the show (that means there's plenty of Baby Yoda faces, of course). You’ll also get a cleaning cloth, a neck strap, and a USB cable.

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6. Philips Norelco Star Wars Electric Shavers; $90


Philips Norelco's collection of Star Wars-inspired electric shavers can help anyone get the look they want without any mind tricks needed. You can choose between stormtrooper and R2-D2 models, both of which feature 40 minutes of cordless battery life and five length settings.

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7. Millennium Falcon Baking Mat; $24


Enjoy freshly baked goods and have a blueprint of the Millennium Falcon handy with this baking mat. Made from BPA-free nonstick silicone, this mat features useful baking conversion charts for measurements and temperature (in addition to details about the Rebel Alliance’s iconic ship, naturally). This mat is washable, reusable, and safe for the oven, microwave, and freezer.

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8. Death Star Cheese Tool Set; $40

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This wooden Death Star cheese board features laser-engraved artwork that swivels to reveal four assorted cheese tools inside. The kit includes a full-tang cheese plane, spreader knife, curved knife with a dual-pronged lip, and a sharp knife for hard cheeses, which are all made from stainless steel and have rubberwood handles.

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9. BB-8 Mini 3-QT Instant Pot; $80

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One of America’s favorite appliances has joined forces with the Star Wars galaxy. If you’re not keen on having a larger appliance on your countertop, you might be sold on this mini version with a BB-8 design. The 3-quart compact size is great for smaller households or side dishes—and since it includes seven cooking styles, it can take the place of redundant appliances in your cabinets.

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10. LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet; $70


Finally, a LEGO set that lets you build the Sith Lord himself, an arguably more powerful and ominous figure than anyone else in the Star Wars universe. Build a display-worthy Vader helmet out of 834 pieces that stands over 8 inches tall, 5.5 inches wide, and 5.5 inches deep. Don't think you can build it on your own? Your lack of faith in your LEGO prowess is disturbing.

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11. Clue: Star Wars Edition; $40


We all know Colonel Mustard did "it" (the murder!) in the library with the candlestick. But where did Luke or Chewbacca accomplish their task, and did they manage to save the galaxy from certain destruction by the Empire? Clue: Star Wars Editions lets you work to figure out which planet Darth Vader is looking to destroy next, where the Death Star plans are hidden, and the best escape vehicle to make a clean getaway. There's a lot more at stake here than just figuring out who the killer is—y'know, the fate of the whole galaxy.

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12. Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Boba Fett Action Figure; $20


His backpack's got jets. He's Boba the Fett. And you can bring him home with you thanks to this vintage collection of Star Wars figures, complete with classic packaging. This 3.75-inch Fett comes with his own accessories—a pistol, rifle, and jetpack—and sports 16 points of articulation for custom poses (that is, if you decide to remove him from his packaging).

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