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Whether you’re strictly an OG trilogy watcher or you’re all in for every episode of the Skywalker Saga from “The Phantom Menace” to “The Rise of Skywalker,” streamable spin-offs like “The Mandalorian,” and new character vehicles like the coming soon “Book of Boba Fett,” there are plenty of opportunities to shop, err, show your support for the most-enduring sci-fi franchise of all time on the 10-year anniversary of the first organized “Star Wars” Day.
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Sure, you could grab a graphic tee, DVD, or some mass-produced action figures. But you’re a grown-up with a job so why not make your conspicuous consumption truly cosmic this holiday with high-end housewares and forceful fashion statements. Impress your rogue squadron when you have them over to your place with new “Star Wars”-inspired furniture, personalized paintings, or cosmic cookware and kitchen gadgets. Prove you’re a big deal in the resistance with accessories molded in precious metals or formalwear that will make you stand out in any wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Just remember, many of these items are limited-edition so don’t delay on your first order or you might find yourself suffering Revenge of The Fifth a day later without a (new) hope in Hoth of scoring a sculptural Yoda light, gold Darth Vader cufflinks, LEGO’s most-advanced R2-D2 set, or Stanley’s travel mugs. May the force be with you as you check out the interstellar inventory!
Society6 x ‘Star Wars’ Furniture
The space opera has long put butts in theater seats so it was only a matter of time before someone brought the experience home. To celebrate this year’s “Star Wars” Day, Society6 is adding fan-tastic furniture to its already impressive list of unique and on-trend “Star Wars” wall art and home accessory line (mugs, acrylic trays and enormous wall murals). Now you can get benches, bar stools, side tables, and credenzas emblazoned with film quotes, droids, Ewoks, heroes, and villains in sleek and vibrant colorways. The online made-to-order marketplace is also debuting several new prints and patterns created by its community of independent artists from around the globe—do yourself a favor and check out Josh Ln’s pieces—on the same day, which can be realized on any of its mediums from mini art prints to travel mugs and keepsake boxes.
‘Star Wars Archives 1999-2005’
Now you need something special to put on those tables and credenzas. Taschen’s stunning coffee table book, “The Star Wars Archives 1999-2005,” only 10,000 of which were printed in the first edition run, should do the trick. The second volume covers the making of the prequel trilogy, which drove forward moviemaking with then nascent digital technology, and features interviews with Lucas and his collaborators, script pages, concept art, on-set photography, and storyboards.
Ruggable ‘Star Wars’ Rugs
If you worship the ground George Lucas walks on, why not jazz it up with a franchise-inspired carpet? Created by Ruggable’s in-house textile team in conjunction with Lucas Films, there are currently 20 patterns in the collection including a Dark Side damask, Corellian ikat, TIE Fighter houndstooth, and an Empire Strikes Back toile. Each is available in indoor chenille only but can be ordered in all sizes and shapes the company produces from long hallway runners to 8-foot rounds. The best part? If some moof milker spills their Chewbacca frappuccino or your beloved flea-bitten furball has an accident on it, you can throw that bad boy in the wash. (This is Ruggable’s claim to fame after all.) Plus, today all the “Star Wars” merch is on sale for 15% off.
Star Wars Appetizer Plates & Death Star Platter
Stand together, dine together. Let your new Williams-Sonoma stoneware appetizer plates and porcelain platter be the final word in the story of rebellion against boring bashes. Dipped in charcoal-black glaze and then decorated by hand with classic character and Death Star illustrations, the intricate art will reveal itself as party guests chip away at the charcuterie and hors d’oeuvres.
Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker
Ensure your brunch will be ship-shape (literally) with this waffle iron that bakes breakfast almost as fast as the Falcon jumps to hyperspace. The sensor dish moves. The side cockpit is there. The plates are non-stick so you can spend more time saving the world or wooing a princess than cleaning up. Once your pals get wind of your new gadget, you’ll likely never eat solo again.
Imperial Probe Droid LEGO & More Sets
This is the droid you’re looking for. Just released on May 1 and already on backorder, this highly detailed 2314-piece R2-D2 model continues LEGO’s decades-long partnership with Star Wars. (In fact, SW was the first intellectual property-based line LEGO established.) It comes with an exclusive minifigure of C-3PO’s BFF/favorite punching bag, a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary brick, and Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hidden in its head. If you manage to get this complicated build completed —it’s recommended for fans 18 and over—you’re definitely gonna want to display it in all its 12.5-inch-tall glory. For now, it’s only available on LEGO.com.
While you wait for a robot restock, bide your time constructing other new LEGO sets that also make for impressive shelf tchotchkes like the Imperial Probe Droid, which hovers over the ice planet of Hoth, or Darth Vader’s helmet, an 834-piece model with stand. (A scout trooper helmet is also available.)
Never underestimate the power of the dark side to help you dress to impress at your next Disney+ pitch meeting, red carpet, or awards show. These 14-karat gold Vader cufflinks would even add some extra limited-edition shine to those secret Amidala-Anakin nuptials you’re planning on Naboo’s IRL equivalent, the Villa del Balbianello, which is just across the water from George Clooney’s manse in Lake Como. The backs have a secret of their ownthe Galactic Empire symbols. If you prefer your formalwear more freedom fighter than foe, opt for the sterling silver-and-enamel R2-D2 links with moveable head and legs and a lapis cabochon swivel backing. Or there’s slightly more budget-minding sterling silver BB-8 ones too.
TeePublic Throw Pillows & Wall Art
In a similar vein to Society6, TeePublic, another online boutique giving indie artists an outlet to create pop culture-related home décor designs, has a wide-ranging collection of throw pillows featuring characters, ships, droids, otherworldly creatures, sound effects, famous lines, spoof organizations like the Sandcrawlers Local 577 union, ads for in-film businesses like Mos Eisley Cantina, planets, and even SW spoken-word poetry. Designs run the galactic gamut from cartoons, logos, and vintage tourism posters to schools of art like abstract and pin-up girl. The same designs can be rendered as wall art (prints, posters, and canvases) as well as adult and children’s apparel, face masks, laptop cases, magnets, pins, and tote bags.
This is the way…to wake up in the morning. A wide variety of themed coffeemakers bust out brews fit for bounty hunters including the single-cup Mandalorian drip device that works with ground beans and comes with a cup featuring Baby Yoda’s adorable mug (Pun intended!). If you prefer to percolate using café capsules, go over to the dark side with a Darth Vader appliance instead. It comes with a steel lidded travel mug featuring the big bad buckethead himself.
Iconic Paw Pet Portraits
For anyone who loves their fur baby to the three moons of Tatooine and back, this creative company will immortalize their precious pet on canvas. The Star Paws series takes an uploaded image of your cat or dog and reimagines them as Chewbacca, Kylo-Ren, a stormtrooper, Boba Fett, or several other power players. One option even pits two pets or a pet and his/her master as a Jedi and a Sith with lightsabers drawn. Sizes range from 8×10 to 24×32. Masterpieces can come framed for an extra cost. And all intergalactic pet portraits are half off this “Star Wars” day.
No one could accuse you of being a scruffy-looking nerf herder when you’re wearing any one of these officially licensed silk ties featuring repeating motifs like Han’s ship, the Mythosaur, or the Mandalorian’s prized helmet carried by Bergdorf Goodman. There’s even a Darth Vader paisley bowtie that will not “choke on your aspirations” at September’s Emmy Awards ceremony. The lux department store also stocks a coordinating line of men’s cotton dress socks sure to put pep in your step with lightsaber, helmet, and The Child prints.
Happy Hour Helpers
Offer your houseguests a libation to celebrate the closing of your shared narrative with barware from Williams Sonoma and The Bradford Exchange. Williams Sonoma can outfit your nightcap with silicone ice molds that create rocks in the shape of characters like The Child or stormtroopers. They also have an Imperial set that comes with two Vader molds and two cocktail glasses etched with his villainous visage. No one can resist the pull of the force, or a yummy fruited sour or powerful pilsner for that matter, when served in an heirloom porcelain beer stein featuring full-color Darth Vader art, a body shaped like his chamber, a TIE fighter topper, or lightsaber handle. Just be sure not to make a bad batch.
Pottery Barn Kids ‘Star Wars’ Nurseries & Bedrooms
You won’t want to hide Pottery Barn’s baby décor in a corner. They’ve got everything you need to welcome your bundle of joy home. There are two nursery themes: a more general gray and white one with old-school images on quilts, pillows, pjs, swaddle sets, and crib bedding, and a serene sage green collection revolving around Baby Yoda and “The Mandalorian” storyline. If you have already passed your obsession for Grogu and the rest of the galaxy gang on to your child, level up to the Millennium Falcon big-kid bedroom set which includes a hand-stitched quilt and pillow shams made in fabric certified by the Better Cotton Initiative and featuring a battalion of X-wings and Han’s hunk of junk. Pair it with a droid sheet set hooded towels, retro wind-up toys,, and a metallic R2-D2 bedside lamp. Hopefully, the preponderance of good-guy imagery will keep your padawan from going the Ben Solo route. Or at the very least will keep your force from awakening in the middle of the night and disturbing your sleep schedule.
Bronze Yoda Desk Lamp
This is not a Jedi mind trick. You can indeed light your remaining #WFH sessions with your very own limited-edition 3-D cold-cast bronze Yoda lamp from The Bradford Exchange. The tabletop light features a cloth shade with golden interior, the Jedi logo, and the miniature master’s/philosopher’s/part-time swamp dweller’s wisest words (“Do or do not. There is no try.”).
Stanley x ‘Star Wars’ Drinkware & Foodware
For long commutes to what feels like the Outer Rim or road trips to the Galaxy’s Edge at the recently reopened Disneyland, stock up on items that put the fun in functional from the limited-edition capsule collection by heritage food-and-drink-transportation brand Stanley. Launching on May the 4th (be with you) and featuring original art, be assured these are not your father’s thermoses. Unless of course you’re Luke or Leia because there is a matte black one-quart vacuum bottle with their father’s name on it that will keep liquids hot or cold for 24 hours. Also available: Luke Skywalker Rebel Pilot NeverLeak Mug, C-3PO water bottle with connected lid (to insure not losing it in case of memory wipe), 40-ounce R2-D2 Flip Straw Jug for all-day hydration (comes in handy when stranded in a Jawa-filled desert),and a Stormtrooper vacuum food jar to keep your rootleaf stew hot for 15 hours and the Klatooine paddy frogs chilled for the same.
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