WATTO'S EMPORIUM WEEKLY TOP 3 (15/04/16)

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Welcome once again to the movie marketplace that is Watto’s Emporium, which rounds up some of the best merch that we found across the online galaxy this week. And enough with the reasoning or discussion, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out on DVD this Monday (you will go back and read our review here) and this week’s Watto’s Emporium is all about that (resistance) base…
 

3. BB-8 Purse (beltsbucklestees.com, £15)

One of The Force Awakens’ greatest aspects was the introduction of the inventive and adorable droid BB-8, who takes up the C-3PO/R2-D2 droid accomplice mantle beautifully. So all you ladies out there who wanted to replace your partners with a BB-8 (admit it a few of you did), you can do the next best thing and bring the droid into the family, with this awesome BB-8 designed purse from beltsbucklestees.com, which is very much the cash container you are looking for.

 

2. The Solos Shirt (capncook.com, £12.99)

SPOILER ALERT!! If you have not seen the film, leave now. Have you gone? Last chance! Right, well if you have seen The Force Awakens, you know that First Order leader and all around nut job Kylo Ren is not Klyo Ren but Ben, the fallen son of Han Solo and Leia Organa. Ren’s family history is one thing but what he does in the new film to his family has already led to some asking whether he, as a character, is beyond the redemption that Darth Vader came to receive in the original trilogy. Still, regardless of that gut punching turn of events, the folks at capncook.com have taken a lighter approach to things with this ingenious shirt. The shirt re-imagines the Solo family as The Simpsons with funny results- “That’s not how the couch gag works”.

 

1. Kylo Ren Ultimate FX Lightsaber (toysrus.co.uk, £49.99)

From Luke wielding his lightsaber in A New Hope and Vader crossing swords with his son in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi to Darth Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber in The Phantom Menace, Count Dooku’s curved lightsaber in Attack of the Clones and General Griveous doing that cool spinny thing in Revenge of the Sith, every Star Wars has brought with it a lightsaber merchandise opportunity. Well, The Force Awakens is no exception, as Kylo Ren’s cross-guard lightsaber was a source of interest from the very first teaser. So, naturally toysrus.co.uk has the answer to your kids (or yours, we won’t judge) dreams, with this ultimate FX Kylo Ren Lightsaber with sound effects and faithful design. Just don’t stab your dad’s with it, eh kids?

 

Be sure to keep an eye out every week for our pick of the top 3 funnest, funkiest and freakiest finds in our online merchandising explorations!


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