Best Star Wars Toys iMore 2021
The Star Wars franchise has been the root of countless toys over the years, but their quality has varied. When you're looking for a great Star Wars toy, it helps to weed out some of the chaff. Overall, the best Star Wars toy you can get is the Electronic Chewbacca Mask as it perfectly balances price with quality and value, offering users of all ages a fun and silly way to entertain, freak out, or scare their friends and family.
- Best Overall: Electronic Chewbacca Mask
- Second Place: Sphero R2-D2
- Building Blocks: LEGO First Order Heavy Assault Walker
- Action Figures: Stormtrooper 4-Pack
- For Collectors: Star Wars 1996 Gold Card Set
- Premium Option: Darth Vader Force FX Lightsaber
- For Kids: Nerf Imperial Blaster
Best Overall: Electronic Chewbacca Mask
The Electronic Chewbacca Mask is a simple, yet genius concept: it lets people wear Chewbacca's face, and when they open their mouths, it causes one of Chewbacca's iconic roar sound clips to play from the mask's speakers. Opening your mouth wider causes the mask to play the sound louder, and this can be used to hilarious effect. For example, is your kid sleeping through their alarm? Go into his or her room and freak him out with a real wake-up call. The mask itself is built with hard plastic, making it sturdy and durable, and the detailing on it is beautiful.
It may not be the flashiest toy out there, but it offers the most bang for your buck amongst all Star Wars toys.
- Hilarious concept
- Mask is durable
- Detailing on the mask is gorgeous
- Very affordable
- May not fit large adult faces
Second Place: Sphero R2-D2
The Sphero R2-D2 is an incredibly cute and interactive "droid" that you control via an app on your smartphone. He's like a little remote-control car — he can be told to turn left and right, go forward and back, and even swap between his different leg positions. In addition, you can also make him perform emotive movements, and he can be coded via the app to perform STEM activities. He comes with LEDs and an integrated speaker, and his build quality is solid and sturdy so you won't have to worry about him breaking. His battery life is rather short at just one hour on a full charge, but he can be recharged easily with a USB cable.
- Easy to control
- Cute and humorous
- Can be coded to perform advanced actions
- Durable build
- Model is a little small.
- Battery life could be better.
Building Blocks: LEGO First Order Heavy Assault Walker
The LEGO First Order Heavy Assault Walker is a large LEGO project best suited to people who want a long-term building project that they can commit to when they have the time. The model of the walker itself is based on the vehicle from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it captures almost all of the details that the one from the film had. Its got a durable design, attractive appearance, and clear instructions to make the building process as smooth as possible, and it also has an opening cockpit and spring-loaded stud-shooters on the top that add in some awesome play value. It is, however, fairly pricey.
- Excellent design
- Tons of detail
- Clear instructions
- Solid play value
- Not suited for young children
Action Figures: Stormtrooper 4-Pack
The Stormtrooper 4-Pack gives you an action figure of everyone's favorite white-armored friends from each of the eras of the Star Wars canon: a Phase I and II Republic clone trooper from the Prequel Era, an Imperial stormtrooper from the Original Trilogy Era, and a First Order stormtrooper from the Sequel Era. Each model is beautifully painted and sculpted, and all of them are fully articulated with a great range of movement.
In addition, each of them has weaponry from their respective eras, and all of the figures can hold their blasters without any issue, which can be a problem with action figures. If you're a collector or simply love playing with action figures, the Stormtrooper 4-Pack is a must.
- Beautifully designed
- Articulated excellently
- Figures can hold their weapons
- A little pricey
For Collectors: Star Wars 1996 Gold Card Set
This set of 23-karat gold Star Wars cards from 1996 is absolutely gorgeous, and it's a must-have for anyone who loves collecting. All seven cards are in Graded-Gem-Mint 10 condition and come with plastic cases to ensure that no harm will come to them during shipping, and the cards themselves feature various iconic things from the Star Wars franchise, ranging from the movie posters for the original films to the beloved Millennium Falcon.
- Beautifully designed
- Cards in top condition
- 23-karat gold
- Not super expensive
- Seven cards may be too few for some
Premium Option: Darth Vader Force FX Lightsaber
If you're looking for a premium toy, the Darth Vader Force FX Lightsaber is one of the coolest ones that you can buy. With a hilt that's mainly composed of real metal and durable plastic, a blade that can light up dark rooms with an illumination that looks just like what you see in the movies, and sound effects taken directly from the Skywalker Ranch libraries, this lightsaber will make you feel like you're holding the real thing.
- Excellent design
- Quality materials
- Authentic sound effects
- Fantastic visual effects
For Kids: Nerf Imperial Blaster
This Nerf Imperial Blaster is designed to look just like the rifles that Imperial soldiers used in the Star Wars film Rogue One, complete with a Nerf-style orange finish, blaster sound effects, and a glow-in-the-dark barrel. It shoots darts accurately and quickly, making it an incredibly fun toy for young children who want to have fake blaster fights. Don't worry about injury, as the darts are made out of soft foam and bounce harmlessly off of clothes and skin. In addition, the blaster itself is made of hard plastic, making it very break-resistant.
- Cool design
- Accurate shooting
- Darts are very safe
- Durable build
- Only comes with three darts
At the end of the day, the Electronic Chewbacca Mask is the best overall Star Wars toy you can get due to its perfect balance between price and value, and how much fun it is to use with friends and family.
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