Gifts for the Geeky: ‘Star Wars’

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What do you get for the Jedi Knight or Sith Lord who has everything? It’s a difficult question, as Star Wars fans are passionate collectors.

Here are a few of the more recent gift suggestions from A Galaxy Far, Far Away.

gardenjawaGarden Jawa: Better at scaring away droids than your typical garden gnome, this Star Wars Shop exclusive stands about a foot tall, has his own garden gloves and hose, and costs about $35. Utinni! Read more

little_r2Galactic Heroes: What these super kid-friendly action figures from Hasbro lack in posability, they more than make up for in cuteness and variety. Created in a “super-deformed” style, they’re found in two-packs for about $7 or packaged with vehicles or playsets. At last year’s after-Christmas sales I picked up a few special “stocking stuffer” tubes of three holiday-themed figures (pictured at top) for half off the regular price of $14.

tauntaun-sleepingbagTauntaun Sleeping Bag: Once merely an April Fool’s prank, this item was inspired by the classic scene in The Empire Strikes Back in which Han Solo saves Luke Skywalker’s from the bitter cold of Planet Hoth by stuffing him into the warm innards of a tauntaun carcass. Sleep tight! Available on backorder from ThinkGeek for about $100. Read more

bf1b_star_wars_force_trainer_inuseThe Force Trainer: Another Lucasfilm-endorsed item from ThinkGeek, this device measures brainwaves and records the output with a levitating ball — letting anyone unleash their inner Padawan for $130.

fanboysFanboys on DVD: Kyle Newman’s funny and geek-tastic road-trip comedy about a group of twentysomething friends intent on breaking into Skywalker Ranch and stealing the rough cut of Episode I is available on DVD and Blu-ray for about $20. Read more

bookLEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: This 96-page hardcover book, available for about $20 directly from DK Publishing as well as bookstores everywhere, chronicles the history of the alliance between Star Wars and LEGO. It includes an exclusive LEGO Minifigure: Throne Room Luke Skywalker! Read more

“Yoda’s Incredible Herb Stew”: If homemade gifts are more in your price range this year, you can use Craig Claiborne’s recipe for a Dagobah delicacy, as seen in The Empire Strikes Back. Read more

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