We're very close now to the release of one of the most anticipated films of all time, and we don't remember Star Wars fever ever being this high!
Even though we’re at the height of Christmas in retail land, it feels like you can’t walk through a shopping centre without every second window display being Star Wars-themed, rather than Christmas-themed. (Though, we have seen some particularly excellent Star Wars AND Christmas-themed windows!)
There are Star Wars lines of clothing (both high and low end), cosmetics, cutlery, as well as games, movies, toys, and just about everything else you can think of! Oh, and books. Lots and lots of books.
If you’re Christmas shopping for a Star Wars fan in your life, you’re absolutely spoiled for choice this year! But what do you actually get for the Star Wars fan who has everything? Here are our top picks from the range at Dymocks.
For the 'Real' Fans
No real fan could possibly be satisfied with just seeing the movie when a book has so much more to offer! Star Wars Aftermath
is a must for fans like these – this full length novel picks up right where Return of the Jedi
finishes and journeys towards The Force Awakens
Post-Christmas, the companion novel to The Force Awakens
is released in mid-January and will have enough extra content and backstory to keep any fan glued to their armchair over summer.
For the Hardcore Fans
If the idea of spending more than eight hours on a Star Wars related activity doesn’t intimidate the gift recipient then Star Wars Build the Millennium Falcon
might be the gift for them. This kit makes a 30cm wide paper 3D Millennium Falcon model, complete with lights and sounds! It takes 8+ hours to put it together, which it just so happens is the length of the original three movies plus a bit of extra time for special features. Sounds like a good Christmas Day to us!
For the Trendy Fans
Do you have that family member who always seems to be doing the fashionable thing? Were they going paleo before Pete? Were they frantically Sudoku-ing when everyone else was still doing crosswords? Have they been madly colouring all year? With Star Wars Art Therapy
they can bridge the gap between the last trend and the next trend with this collection of Star Wars colouring for adults.
For the New Fans
Simply putting a lightsabre in the hands of your new born may not be quite enough to ensure they’re a life long Star Wars fans, so how about a bit of back story? The Star Wars Story-Time Sagas relive classic fan moments from the original trilogy in a fun new picture book format, allowing parents to enjoy the classic stories with the next generation.
For young readers, the Jedi Academy Box Set
is the perfect introduction to the Star Wars universe.
For All the Fans
Finally, the book that all fans, young and old, will need in their homes this summer is the Star Wars The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary
. Packed with so many facts and info around the new movie that we’re not allowed to sell it until 18 December (after the film is released, of course!), this will be the number one go-to guide for the next generation of Star Wars movies.
Whatever you choose for the Star Wars fan (or fanatic) in your life, Dymocks will make sure the force is with you this Christmas!