Star Wars toys have been popular since I was a kid in the 80’s but over the past 2 years their popularity has grown to new heights with the success of cartoon like “Rebels” and “The Clone Wars,” the cinema hit “The Force Awakens” and most recently the standalone prequel “Rogue One.” There are literally thousands of Star Wars toys available in stores these days but to make your life a little easier we’ve pulled together a list of the most popular toys by age group.
For Younger Kids: 3-5 years
Mr Potato Head SpudTrooper
Mr Potato Head toys are enjoying a resurgance in popularity thanks to their association with Star Wars. This Mr. Potato Head Spudtrooper figure is based on the Imperial Stormtroopers and comes with 8 character-based costume pieces, from the StormTroopers iconic helmet to regulation boots and blaster. With 5 additional classic pieces included, this Spudtrooper is ready for action. This 8 inch tall toy is suitable for 2 years and above.
Playskool Heroes Galactic Heroes Star Wars AT-AT Walker
Playskool make a range of more “cartoony” space ships and figurines under their Galactic Heroes range that are suitable for younger kids. Probably the best one of all is the At-At Walker (or Robot Doggy as my kids call it). These toys are designed for smaller hands and have fewer small pieces to lose. The Imperial AT-AT Walker vehicle has flashing lights and battle sounds and comes with one poseable legs and an AT-AT Driver figure that fits inside.
Star Wars The Force Awakens Remote Control BB-8
BB-8 is the super cute Astromech Droid from “The Force Awakens” and is available as a remote control toy suitable for all ages. Its spherical shape allows it to roll in any direction and your little ones will love chasing it around the house as you control its movements with a simple 2 button remote control. As they get older they’ll be able to take control of the droid themselves and play out their favourite Star Wars adventures. This BB-8 toy looks just like the real thing and makes expressive beeps and other droid noises while it moves.
Star Wars AT-AT Attack with Can-Heads
In this Play Doh set, Luke Skywalker goes head-to-head against Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, and the iconic AT-AT Walker. Kids can create their own battle by building space ships, defense turrets and other models with the moulds built into the AT-AT Walker. The AT-AT Walker even shoots out Play Doh laser beams. This great play-set comes with 3 character cans filled with different Play Doh colours is suitable for kids ages 2 and above.
Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Furbacca
Furby’s have been popular with kids for years and now Hasbro is bringing Furby to the world of Star Wars with this Furbacca figure! This interactive toy reacts to motion and touch and makes wookiee sounds like Chewbacca, hums Star Wars theme songs, and plays virtual activities! Furbacca comes with a companion app that takes kids into a Star Wars themed digital world via their mobile device as they explore the galaxy and collect virtual Star Wars Furby Furblings.
For Older Kids: 5-8 years
Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber
You’re never too young to get your first lightsaber although I wouldn’t give this to any kid under 4 years of age for the sake of everything breakable in your house. The Bladebuilders system provides kids with the different pieces needed to create 100+ different lightsabers from their imagination. The Jedi Master Lightsaber comes with a main Lightsaber featuring lights and sounds, two independently-lit lightdaggers, expansion hilt, two elbow connectors, dual connector, and cross connector.
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Assault Hovertank
From age 7 and up Lego Star Wars really starts to stand out as some of the most popular Star Wars toys. I’ve tried giving these play sets to younger kids but they take 30 mins to build and about 30 seconds to destroy so I think they are more suitable to older kids. This set is from the new “Rogue One” movie and features a character called Chirrut Imwe battling 2 Storm Troopers and a Tank with a rotating and elevating turret gun with dual spring-loaded shooters, elevating side guns, opening two figurine cockpit, storage container and ‘hover-look’ transparent wheels.
Star Wars Hot Wheels Carships Death Star Revolution Race Track Set
If you kid is a fan of Star Wars and Hot Wheels then we’ve got you covered. This Hot Wheels range reimagines different Star Wars spaceships as race cars and pits them against each other in the Death Star Revolution Race track set. Inspired by the destruction of the Death Star from the original movie, the set features the Death Star at the centre of intertwining tracks that allows Carships to simulate fighting spaceships. Kids can launch Carships one at a time into the set using a joystick launcher that makes the cars shoot around the Death Star. If the Carship hits the Death Star at the right time it will explode.
Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens – Poe Dameron’s X-Wing
Star Wars are all about collecting toys from the same range to allow your kids to recreate every adventure. One popular range for older kids is the 3.75 inch size figurines. These are the same size as the ones we used to collect when we were kids and they’re as popular as ever. This ship is the X-Wing Fighter of Poe Dameron, the hero pilot from the “Force Awakens” movie. His dark-hulled T-70 X-wing starfighter comes with 2 accessories and a missile, as well as a Poe Dameron figure. If you’re going to buy this you might want to pair it up with the Tie Fighter below.
Star Wars The Force Awakens First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
From the same range as the X-Wing fighter above, this Tie Fighter is the arch nemesis of the X-Wing fighter and they go together like cheese and wine. This Tie Fighter is reserved for the very best First Order starfighter pilots have access to this specialised 2 seater craft with enhanced weapons and sensor systems. This First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter comes with 2 accessories and 2 missiles as well as a First Order Tie Fighter Pilot figurine.
For Big Kids: 8-80 years
LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village
This is quite possibly the best Lego Star Wars Playset we’ve ever seen. Based on the beloved Ewoks village from the “Return Of The Jedi” movie, this playset comes with a massive 1990 pieces to keep you busy for quite a few hours. It includes 17 figurine including favourites like R2D2, C3PO, Han Solo, Chewbacca and 5 Ewoks. An Imperial Speeder bike is included and some of the most famous scenes from the movie can be recreated. It will be a nightmare to build but will provide your kids with endless hours of fun and adventure.
Star Wars Death Star Electronics Lab
This toy is designed to introduce your kids to the basics of electronics. It allows them to construct real electronic circuits inside the Death Star and activate authentic light and sound effects from Star Wars movies! There are over 20 experiments to complete with more than 75 components as you try to make all the functions of the Death Star fully operational like activating the super laser, initiating the tractor beam, triggering the Death Star battle alarm and even powering Darth Vader’s breathing machine! You can even display the light-up Death Star on your wall!
Star Wars Guess Who? Game
A number of classic board games have been remade with a Star Wars theme and this is one of the best. Like the original game the objective is to guess your opponent’s Mystery Character before they guess yours? Each character comes from the Star Wars universe, so you might get Luke Skywalker and your opponent might get Han Solo! You get to ask your opponent yes-or-no questions about their character, and close the doors on characters that the answers rule out. The winner is the first to guess correctly.
Star Wars Remote Control Lightsaber Room Light
Star Wars fans can construct their own lightsaber and mount their creation as a room light on the wall. During construction, kids can learn about the electronics that make a lightsaber work. The perfect room decor item, the lightsaber features cool sound effects and a wireless remote control that turns the light on and off.
Star Wars Science Death Star Planetarium
This Planetarium light toy allows kids to project the Star Wars galaxy on the wall and roof of their room. It also projects Earth’s night sky and turns any dark room into a personal planetarium