The Gamer Gift Guide: For the Star Wars gamer in your life

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It’s an exciting time for Star Wars fans, we’re seeing a full rebirth of the franchise after Disney acquired it 3-years ago. With the holiday season we’re in the midst a full onslaught of Star Wars merchandising ranging from the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to the reborn game, Star Wars: Battlefront. If you’re overwhelmed with choices on what to get your Star Wars fanatic, here’s a list of things any fan would love.

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Star Wars: Battlefront

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

Price: $59.99 | Release Date: November 17, 2015

Available on Amazon

The reboot of Star Wars: Battlefront, releasing on Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC, is only a few days away. The game features epic full scale warfare against the Empire and Rebel Alliance. The game boasts a catalog of heroes you can play as in the battlefield such as: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, the Emperor Darth Sidious, and Darth Vader; to name a few. Make sure to have this game on your list.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets

IMAX 3D Price: Adult: $19.40 | Senior: $16.36 | Child: $16.36

 RealD 3D Price: Adult: $14.57 | Senior: $13.63 | Child: $13.63

Regular Price: Adult: $12.27 | Senior: $9.75 | Child: $9.75

Available at Fandango

Looking to give an early Christmas gift? Or even a fun night out on Christmas day? Tickets to the new movie would be a must. You can pre-purchase the now on Fandango for your local movie theater.

 

Star Wars Funko Pop Vinyl

Price: Ranging from $10.99 to $60+

Available on Amazon

There are a plethora of Star Wars Pop figures available, ranging from the movies of old to the new being released. These little guys are great collectibles for any Pop collector or Star Wars fan. Their price will vary depending on the rarity, availability, and size of the figure.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars

Available on all Platforms

Price Starter Kit $59.99 | Figures from $13.99 to $34.99

Available on Amazon | Starter Kit

This gift would be good for any Disney Infinity / Star Wars Fan or younger fans. Amazon also offers an exclusive Star Wars figure bundle pack for $89.20, which includes 6 figures.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire Starter Pack – Amazon Bundle

Price: $39.99

Available on Amazon

Let your Star Wars fan live their dream of becoming a heroic Jedi, or a ruthless Sith, or even vice versa! The possibilities are endless in Bioware’s MMO Star Wars: the Old Republic. While the game is Free to Play, this bundle offers a lot more such as the Base Game, 2400 Cartel Points (paid in game currency), all the expansions including the new one, Knights of the Fallen Empire, and 3-months of premium subscription access.

 

Glow in the Dark Darth Vader Purse

Price: $45.00

Available on Etsy

Get your Star Wars fan a swaggy glow in the dark Darth Vader purse! It's a great place to stash her lightsaber or blaster. You'll also help support small business while gifting. 

Star Wars Monopoly

Price $24.99 

Available at Amazon

Nothing beats a gold game of Monopoly. Especially when Star Wars is involved. Grab this Star Wars Monopoly update, with some Force Awakens flair, that even has a new circular playing board. 

Star Wars Science: Jedi Force Levitator

Price: $19.99 with prime

Available at Amazon

Though marketed to children, this toy would be great for any Star Wars fan. Who doesn't want to wield the power of the Force? That's right! This toy gives you the ability to levitate objects with the Force. 

Star Wars: Armada Board Game

Price: $59.67 with prime

Available at Amazon

Enjoy some good ol' table top action with your Star Wars fan. Star Wars: Armada is a two-player miniature game that simulates epic space battles. There are also expansion pieces available for the game.

Star Wars Comic Dress 

Price: $89.99 

Available at Etsy 

Lastly, treat her to a stunning Star Wars comic dress. This is a beautiful handmade dress that would that would be worth every penny. 

These gifts are sure to make any Star Wars fan jump in joy. There is of course plenty of other Star Wars items out there, but these gifts will do well for a Star Wars fan that doubles as a gamer. Happy Holidays and may the Force be with you.

Published Nov. 13th 2015

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