On September 2, 2015 all of the toys for Star Wars: The Force Awakens went on sale. Stores promised many things to shoppers as they poured into the store such as free posters or gift cards for pre-ordering games. Disney brought in about $3 billion just from that night alone.
Here are the 7 best Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys.
1. Hasbro's 3.75-inch Action Figures
Retail Price: $9.99
Most of the Star Wars toys are pretty expensive, but there has to be a place for the quaint 3.75 inch action figure.
I mean, this is where it all began and it is still the foundation for the entire range.
2. Micro Machines
Retail Price: $19.99- $39.99
Micro Machines have made a comeback with new vehicles and play sets. The normal vehicles are sold in blind bags as well as the themed vehicles which cover The Force Awakens as well as the original movies.
The best products in the Micro Machines area are the theme play sets. Each character or ship opens up and shows a play set inside of it that is inspired by the location in the movie. There are four total sets: Star Destroyer, Millennium Falcon, R2-D2 and a First Order Stormtrooper.
3. Chewbacca's Nerf Bowcaster
Retail Price: $26.99
Nerf released a wide range of Star Wars themed weapons for Force Friday, the pick of the bunch is definitely Chewie's Bowcaster. This is not just a Nerf gun, it uses real crossbow action to fire the darts up to 65 feet.
4. 14.5-Inch Talking Figures
Retail Price: $21.99
Three different types of action figures from The Force Awakens were released including Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper, and Finn. Each has a wide range of quotes from the new movie which give buyers the first chance to hear the characters talk.
5. Kylo Ren's Lightsaber
Retail Price: $24.99- $29.99
Klyo Ren's lightsaber is arguably the most captivating and debated thing in the first Force Awakens trailer and you now have the ability to go to the store and get your own! This is one of the two different lightsabers that were released. Hasbro also released its own version of the toy which breaks down and reconstructs into new weapons.
6. Kylo Ren Voice Changer Mask
Retail Price: $24.99
Klyo Ren toys were a major hit throughout the world. This voice changer mask is a major hit as well. The mask itself attached over the head with a harness that can be adjusted for most head sizes.
In addition to the extremely detailed mask, a cape that hides all of the straps and switches is also included. The voice changer is not the best, all that it really does is add a little fuzzy noise onto your already muffled speech. The recorded dialogue is not too shabby though.
7. BB-8 by Hasbro
Retail Price: $80.00
Not surprisingly, this little gadget is at the top of the list.
Yes, it is pretty much a remote control toy... but, this is the closest thing that anyone could ever get to owning their own droid. The toy shows its best moments when the user is not controlling it. The BB-8 is a device that has a lot of character, and it shows.
Technology-wise, it is not the most advanced thing in the world. But with that being said, it does come with certain advantages such as: it does not need a smartphone to function because it comes with its own wireless controller, it creates its own sound effects, it is very large and has an appearance that more resembles the droid in the film.
Those are just some of the hundreds of toys that were released on Force Friday.