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‘Star Wars’ Day 2016: Best Gifts, Gadgets and Deals

May 3, 2016
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‘Star Wars’ Day 2016: Best Gifts Gadgets and Deals
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May the Force (or the fourth) be with you on this “Star Wars” Day, which happens annually on May 4.

Complete your memorabilia collection or dress the part of your favorite character with our picks for the best “Star Wars” Day sales and deals:

  • Amazon: Save on select movie-themed apps, games, apparel and more.
  • Best Buy: Save with discounts on items such as a Darth Vader toaster, a “Star Wars” laptop sleeve and a Kylo Ren kids T-shirt.
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop: Buy any one “Star Wars” furry friend and get one for $10. Use code STARWARS10.
  • Disney Store: Snag select toys inspired by the movie series for $20 (regularly $24.95 to $29.95).
  • Kohl’s: Although not exactly an organized sale event, browse through Kohl’s website to find price reductions on movie-inspired DVDs, bedding, shoes and more.
  • Lego: Find a variety of exclusive deals, including a free “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” poster with a Lego Star Wars purchase and a free exclusive First Order Stormtrooper minifigure with Lego Star Wars purchases of $50 or more.
  • Target: The “Star Wars: The Complete Saga” Blu-ray set is on sale for $102.49, regularly $139.99.
  • ThinkGeek: Take 20% to 60% off over 200 items. Plus, through May 10, get a free BB-8 pin with “Star Wars” orders of $30 or more, while supplies last. Use code BB8PIN.

Remember to check each store’s website for complete sale details, including ending dates and possible exclusions.

Chewbacca beer coolerSales aside, what would this unofficial holiday be without some cool character-themed products for you and your home? Geek out with these gifts and gadgets we found for ultra fans:

  • Chewbacca Can Cooler: Wrap your can with a cooler that looks just like Chewbacca. It’s $12.99 from ThinkGeek.
  • Remote-Controlled Lightsaber Room Light: For $29.99, get a wall-mountable lightsaber from ThinkGeek.
  • Yoda Build-A-Bear: For $35 from Build-A-Bear Workshop, get your very own plush Yoda toy.
  • Darth Vader Waffle Maker: The Darth Vader Waffle Maker is on sale for $39.99 from J.C. Penney.
  • “Star Wars” Messenger Bag: You’ll be feeling like Harrison Ford with the $64.95 “Star Wars” Messenger Bag from the Disney Store.
  • “Star Wars” Force Charm: For the daintiest of “Star Wars” fans, the “Star Wars” Force Charm is $84.99 from Kay Jewelers. It reads “May the Force Be with You” and fits on Charmed Memories bracelets.
  • R2-D2 headphonesR2-D2 Headphones: Listen to the “Star Wars” soundtrack (or any music, for that matter) with wired headphones with stylings that resemble R2-D2. They’re on sale for $99.99 from Toys R Us.
  • BB-8 by Sphero: This app-enabled droid from Sphero looks just like the character of the same name, and is on sale for $129.99. It can explore and respond to voice commands.
  • “Star Wars” Cornhole Game: Bring your favorite movie to your backyard with this $199.99 cornhole game from Victory Tailgate.

Get your fill of “Star Wars” Day discounts while you can; the commemorative movie-themed day comes around only once a year.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @courtneynerd.