It’s no secret that Star Wars is one of the biggest movie series of all time. To say my husband was excited about the upcoming Star Wars movies would be the understatement of the year haha.
Ever since he was a little boy he has loved Star Wars. In fact a couple of years ago his mother found a storage box in a cupboard filled with some of the Star Wars toys he use to play with as a kid over 35 years ago. The first thought that came to my mind when she brought them over was … hmmm I wonder if they are worth something lol.
He was so excited. He spent all evening playing with them and cleaning them off and enjoying his childhood memories as a little boy playing with his Star Wars toys. He received these toys for Christmas and his birthday and playing with them created some special childhood memories for him that he has never forgotten. I have taken a pic of these very toys I am talking about below ..
As we are all most likely aware the long awaited next chapter in the Star Wars films are just about to hit the big screen. Since it is in the lead up to Christmas there are loads of Star Wars toys stocking the shelves. If your kiddos love Star Wars or you have a feeling that they will then you should check out some of the great things available this Christmas.
We were lucky enough to get to road test a few of the fabulous toys available and they did not disappoint.
The Star Wars Darth Vader mask was the family favourite. Seriously that thing is so cool haha. You put it on your head and switch it on and when you talk it changes your voice to sound like Darth Vader. And who doesn’t love a bit of Darth Vader voice. I swear there was a point where at least one member of our household was wearing this mask at all times in the morning while we were getting ready for school. It was very awesome.
If you are adding this to your Christmas list remember to pick up some batteries! There is nothing worse than the kids opening up their new toys on Christmas day and not being able to use them. The whinging that occurs as a result of this is very annoying as a parent. I have learnt this lesson many times so I always make sure I have some batteries on hand.
Duracell is an official partner of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and so naturally their batteries are my choice here. Their Duracell Ultra AA long last batteries are a staple in the cupboard our home. Long lasting means they’ll be able to power the kids play for longer – a win all round in my mind!
The second toy we had a chance to road test was the Bladebuilders Light Sabar. It was pretty cool as there were more than 100+ ways you could build the light sabar giving it that extra element of play and creativity. We had a Jedi in training and a girl Darth Vader on our hands … daddy was very proud.
Check out this awesome short video the kids made with the toys …
Another thing to note is that if you purchase 2 x packs of Duracell you can get a free popcorn when you see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in cinemas (at Coles, Bunnings, Target, IGA; and any 1x pack at Costco. refer to www.duracellrewards.com.au for more details).
There are plenty of Star Wars toys available for any budget and I spent a bit of time online looking through the various department store offerings and have put together a little gift guide of ideas starting at $3.00.
Kmart Star Wars Toy Highlights
Big W Star Wars Toy Highlights
Target Star Wars Toys Highlights
Toys R Us Star Wars Toys Highlights
Myer Star Wars Toy Highlights
David Jones Star Wars Toy Highlights
Duracell is powering play this Christmas and giving 1 of our lucky readers the chance to win a $500 Toys ‘R’ Us voucher, plus 5 of our lucky readers the chance to win a $100 Toys ‘R’ Us voucher. To be very clear, this is a total prize pool of $1000 plus batteries for 6 winners in total. All you need to do is comment on the blog post below and tell us your best idea for powering play this Christmas?
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