Today is Force Friday, the day when merchandisers unveil their newest Star Wars-themed toys. This includes everything from costumes, plush toys and Lego to super hi-tech drones and VR head-sets.
We got the chance to have a little play with the new releases, and here are some of our favourites in action.
1. Propel Drones
Here's an X-Wing in action – they also do drones modelled on the 74-Z speeder bike and Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1. These'll set you back about £149 a pop. Check out the full details of Propel's drone range.
2. Jedi Training Remote
Cool flying droid based on the training device from A New Hope. Set it to fire 'sting beams' at you to help hone your lightsaber skills (lightsaber not included), or use the force to control it with your hands, feet or any other solid object via its sensors (as in the video). It has an RRP of £29.99 and is available from Argos, Smyths Toys, Debenhams and Hamleys.
3. Captain Phasma and Praetorian guard figures
OK, so these are just cool-looking figurines and don't actually do anything. But we think they look rather marvellous with their cloaks billowing in the wind / air-con. Big figs are around $25. Head to Jakks Pacific for the full range.
4. Lego BB-8
His head swivels and if you twist his side he'll produce a pop-out Lego lighter. Also from Lego this year, the biggest EVER Lego set – a Millennium Falcon which comes in at a massive 7,541 pieces, it's available from October 1 and costs about $800.
5. Sphero app-enabled R2-D2 and BB-9E
If you loved the Sphero BB-8 from two years ago, you'll dig these two new additions. R2-D2, who comes complete with retractable leg (which makes it easier for him to run on carpets) and a range of beeps and boops, and BB-9E, evil twin to BB-8.
They're all created to scale in relation to each other, for optimum fairness when you're playing Sphero droid wars. BB-9E costs £149.99 and is available to purchase at Sphero.com, Amazon, Apple, John Lewis and Disney Retail Stores.
With the exception of the Lego, all these toys are on sale from today (Friday, September 1).
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