With the holidays rapidly approaching, there’s a lot to look forward to: family time, gift-giving and … “Star Wars”! The seventh installment arrives with “The Force Awakens,” and unless you’re literally from another planet (and even then … ), it’s hard to ignore the “Star Wars” mania that is sweeping retailers across Canada in anticipation of the film’s release.
While the classic lightsaber or this awesome, remote-controlled BB-8 droid will be on wish lists around the world, you can also delight the kids (and parents alike) with some more offbeat collectibles and gadgets for the truly diehard fan. Powering your imagination, we partnered with Duracell to inspire some unique gift ideas and round up the quirky “Star Wars” things you never knew you needed.
1. Admiral Ackbar Singing Bass
Because countless Internet memes and YouTube parodies later, we’re still not sick of hearing “It’s a trap!” (Swim aside, Big Mouth Billy Bass.)
2. X-Wing Hot Dog Cooker
Because its foolproof design helped to take down the Death Star. Surely, it can handle your 100% beef hot dogs.
3. Chewbacca Seatbelt Cover
Because aside from being a hair icon, Chewbacca rocked a bandolier so well he didn’t need to wear any other clothing. Now, it can protect you, too!
4. Space Slug Oven Mitt
Because exogorths can survive in the vacuum of space. Bring on the hottest cookie tray in the galaxy.
5. Han And Leia His And Hers Hand Towels
Because no matter how complicated your relationship is, it probably doesn’t hold a candle to Han and Leia’s. Here’s a welcome reminder.
6. Han Solo In Carbonite Shower Curtain
Because if someone flushes the toilet while you’re in the shower, this will remind them that you suffer.
7. R2-D2 Trash Can
Because this brave, resourceful droid is ready to take out the trash.
8. Lightsaber Umbrella
Because on a dark and stormy day, you’ll need to use the force.
9. Darth Vader Toaster
Because we all have a dark side … especially before we get our breakfast!
10. Death Star Soccer Ball
Because you want to join the rebel force, so you can kick the Death Star to the curb.
11. Sith And Jedi Bathrobes
Because no one will even try to mess with you while lounging around in one of these.
12. Princess Leia Headphones
Because you didn't think it was possible to one-up Princess Leia’s buns. But these play beats!
13. Millennium Falcon Blueprint
Because you have spare time over the holidays, and have always been meaning to build a spaceship.
14. Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Set
Because this seems safer than the real thing.
15. Mounted Tauntaun Head
Because you always come back from fantasy space hunts with great stories.
With Duracell and "Star Wars," the power of a child’s imagination is limitless, since Duracell lasts longer in 99 per cent of devices*. See how these young Jedi power up to battle Kylo Ren, Stormtroopers and more right in their own backyard.
*Lasts Longer in 99 per cent of devices vs. the next leading competitive brand. AA size. Based on 2015 ANSI performance tests. Results vary by devices and usage patterns. Next leading alkaline based on market sales data.