The Best New Star Wars Toys For 2018

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, the opening line that is as engaging for the new generation as it has been for the last 40 years. I remember watching A New Hope on Betamax in the early eighties as a kid. Awe struck with my new found heroes. Shortly after that I remember opening my first brand new Star Wars toys. Darth Vader’s Ti Fighter and the Millennium Falcon were by far my favourite. Stacked full of Star Wars figurines, the battles me and my brothers put together are legend even to this day. But while my memories are great, we were limited by technology back then. Awesome Star Wars vehicles and figures was our limit.

Today however, modern technology has reinvigorated the brand both on the big screen and the range of new Star Wars toys that available. Some of the new Star Wars toys would have been a dream to any fan of my generation. Bots that are interactive, toys that react to ‘the force’, Star Wars Lego behemoths and that’s just for starters. The new toys take into account the new heroes of the current run of films like Rey, BB-8 and Finn. The old classic favourites have also had a new lease of life thanks to the new films. Speaking of the new films, The Last Jedi is just around the corner making this a great time to treat your kids with some of their new heroes for Christmas.

It’s time for us to take a look at the best new Star Wars toys for kids, of any age. Be the hero of your own family this Christmas, unleash the force and take a look at these fantastic entries.

The Best Interactive Star Wars Droids

BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with Trainer

BB-8 is the lovable new droid in the latest Star Wars Trilogy. Now this fantastic App-Enabled BB-8 Droid can be the lovable new droid in your home. This would have been my dream as a kid and it’s a prime example of the sheer excellence that is available in the range of new Star Wars toys on the market. The BB-8 droid comes with a trainer app that lets you develop your droids skills and explore locations in an augmented reality feature. You can even add your own code via the Sphero Edu app, to customize your own BB-8 droid with your own code written behaviours. It can patrol under it’s own instruction or by your command.

The inductive charger matches the theme, and will give you one hours play from a full charge. This is a crowd pleaser with abundant highly positive reviews. Well built, loved by kids and adults alike and a great new Star Wars toy for any true fan. If BB-8 isn’t your favourite droid, there are also other models available such as R2-D2 or BB-9E.



Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit, is much more than just a toy. It is educational, customizable and more fun than you can shake a stick at. It is the winner of 6 Toy Of The Year Awards for 2018 and that is no fluke. With this Star Wars toy you get all the parts to need to make your very own droid. The base kit is for R2-D2 but you can custom build your own using all kinds of inventive materials for the chassis. Old washing up liquid bottles, painted in your own design, different shapes of boxes and containers, the options for customizing are countless. All the complicated internal parts are provided in easy to install modules.

You don’t have to worry about kids fiddling with electric wires or breaking bits here and there.The Star Wars droid can be stripped down and put back together in many different ways, and that is great for encouraging engineering skills and creative processes in your kids. Above all that, it is fun. They can build something unique, from their own minds to reality. The accompanying app is compatible with both Apple and Android devices and comes stacked with missions and tips for creating and teaching your droids.

The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit comes with step by step instructions, a great manual and all the components you need, including a 9 v battery. The force really has awakened with this wave of new Star Wars toys and playtime has been taken to a whole new level with this droid making kit.



Star Wars The Force Awakens RC BB-8

For kids that are not really interested in programming, apps or too many features, but would still appreciate a friendly Star Wars droid companion, there is the Force Awakens RC BB-8. All the friendship a droid can give, but with fewer skills than the other droids in this list. Saying that, it has a much smaller price tag too and is a very highly rated toy. The BB-8 RC Star Wars toy comes with a really simple to use remote control, great for younger kids (5 and up).

The BB-8 RC droid toy makes distinctive BB-8 sounds as you roll him around, and it’s powered by 4 AA batteries. The instruction manual is very simple and the droid takes virtually no time at all to set up once the batteries are in. This is a great new Star Wars toy for any fan of the franchise, or RC fans in general.



Ok, that’s the awesome Star Wars droids examined, now lets look at all the great Star Wars toys that are either available now, or in the coming days.

The Ten Best New Star Wars Toys Reviews


Lego Star Wars Toys

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75105 Star Wars Toy

This Star Wars Millennium Falcon toy from Lego is incredible. In total, there are 1329 pieces in this Star Wars Lego set, including 7 figurines from the new trilogy. The Star Wars figurines included are Rey; Fin; Han; Chewy; BB-8; Tasu Leech and one of the Kanjiklub gang members. The Millennium Falcon is the most iconic ship in the brands history, featuring right back to the release of the first film A New Hope in 1977. Anyone that knows Star Wars knows the Millennium Falcon.

I’m sure you will have as much fun building this with your kids as they will. It’s perfect for kids over 9 years old, maybe a bit too technical with all the pieces for younger kids but you will know if they can handle it or not. Some of the great features of this set include spring loaded guns and a detachable cockpit. The top of the spaceship is constructed in hinged sections, so it’s easy to lift the lid and play with the characters inside. This is a masterpiece that guarantees hours of fun building and many more hours playing once it’s built.



LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII First Order Heavy Scout Walker 75177 Building Kit (554 Piece)

This Lego Star Wars model represents a craft straight from the new film, The Last Jedi. The Heavy Walker Scout is a 554 piece kit, and it’s a brand new Star Wars Toy, available from December 14th. It’s a brilliant addition to the Lego Star Wars kits, featuring 4 Star Wars figurine pieces from the new movie. The Heavy Scout Walker itself has some pretty awesome features too. For a start, there are spring loaded guns and the wheels are really well designed to provide a crawling motion when the vehicle is pushed. The two man cockpit is accessible via the hinged roof. If you or your kids love the new Star Wars film, then they will love this Lego Heavy Scout Walker.



LEGO Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper 75114 Kids Toy

The First Order Stormtrooper Lego kit, is another representation from the new trilogy. These new Star Wars toys from Lego are bringing some great design to the niche. This one is suitable for kids a bit younger, from say 7 years up. The First Order Stormtrooper Star Wars toy is an 81 piece set, so not that much of a challenge to put together for any kid. With the fewer pieces comes a much lower price tag than the other Lego Star Wars toys in this list. If the First Order Stormtrooper set is not your cup of tea there are tons of characters available in the same range. Each have highly movable limbs and firing weapons that come with spare ammo. These include all your favourites from The Force Awakens, as well as The Last Jedi or even from the original trilogy.

With over 1000 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 you can bet your bottom dollar that one of these new Star Wars toys will be a winner with your kids.



LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter 75168 Star Wars Toy

For those with affection to the original trilogy and characters, the Lego Star Wars edition of Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter is an instant classic. Featuring both the R2-D2 and Yoda Star Wars figurines, and a 262 piece Jedi Starfighter kit. This Lego Star Wars kit is suitable for kids of 8 years or above. The kit is mid sized. It won’t take too long to put together but it makes a fine addition to any collection. These are two of the most lovable characters in the brands history, and the Starfighter comes with spring loaded guns to bring down even the most defiant Star Destroyer. Love this they will, buy this you must!



Star Wars Figurine Sets

Star Wars Galactic Heroes Galactic Rivals Action Figure

For small kids or big kids that love their figures, here’s a whole kit to get them started. The Star Wars figures set of Galactic Heroes and Galactic Rivals, comes with 10 figures in total. Old favourites such as Obi Wan, Yoda and Darth Vader, as well as newer characters such as Rey and Kylo Ren are included in the set. This is a great collection of Star Wars figures for kids as young as 3 years old. They are quite small figures, perfect for younger kids. With an average review rating of 4.8 out of 5 from over 100 reviews, there are a lot of happy kids out there. Why not add yours to the list, epic battles await!



Star Wars (12 Pack) Hot Wheels Spaceship Models Toys Set Figures & Stands Mattel

Imagine this, Hot Wheels have only gone and released a 12 pack set of Star Wars Spaceship Model Figurines. This set of new Star Wars toy figures is more than a toy, they are collectors items. You can either choose to keep them boxed and mint if you are a collector, or get them for your kids to have hours of Hot Wheels fun like you did as a kid. These figures are die-cast metal models with incredible detail. There are ships ranging from all the Star Wars films so far, from episode one to episode eight. Each model comes with it’s own detachable stand that can be used if they are on display, or removed for playing.

This is a great set for kids to play or a stocking filler for that one uncle that reminds you of the comic store guy from The Simpsons. Yeah you know the one.



Star Wars Toys For Younger Kids

Playskool Heroes Star Wars Galactic Heroes Millennium Falcon and Figures

The Playskool Heroes Millennium Falcon with figures is perfect for younger Star Wars fans. Suitable for kids between the ages of around 3 to 7. There are no complicated parts and no special skills required to put this together. The design is hard wearing and it can be dropped without too much worry about damage. This new Star Wars toy opens up from a hinged cockpit and roof section that allows your kids to play with the included figures in the ships interior. Three Star Wars figures are included, as well as a sensor dish, ladder and cannon. There is a carry handle at the front of the craft for easy portability.



Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber

No new Star Wars toys list would be complete without mention of the legendary lightsaber.  This Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber kit is suitable for kids over 4 years or older. This is no ordinary lightsaber though. It is a highly customizable instrument of the force and it’s not to be reckoned with. As well as the lightsaber base, this kit comes with 2 light daggers, 2 elbow connectors, a dual connector and a cross connector. All in all the accessories to this toy allow for over 100 different combinations of customization. The motion sensing light and sound effects with have your kids immersed at the heart of the battle for the galaxy from their very own home. 


Playskool Heroes Star Wars Galactic Heroes BB-8 Adventure Base

Another great ‘base’ themed new Star Wars toy from Playskool, comes in the form of the Star Wars Galactic Heroes BB-8 Adventure Base. Again, this toy is suitable for younger kids from around the ages of 3 to 7. This BB-8 model folds out into a charming little base in which your kids can play with the included figures. Two Figures are included, a miniature Rey and BB-8. The base also comes with firing projectiles, a landing platform and a ladder. This is a great new Star Wars toy for getting those young minds creating scenarios and imagining themselves as heroes. When closed up, the BB-8 base represents a larger model of the BB-8 droid and becomes a whole new toy for your kids to play with.



VTech Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch

If your kids love technology (and let’s face it, which kid doesn’t) but you don’t want to put your own smart phone or watch in a Russian roulette scenario every time they get their hands on it, you might want to consider this next entry. The Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch from VTech has arrived. This is another of the brand new Star Wars toys made available only recently. The smartwatch makes a great introduction to the Star Wars brand. As well as providing an engaging learning tool for telling time, learning math, taking pictures and more. There are lots of little educational apps that come with the Star Wars watch, and lots of  mini games and activities too.

The watch can take pictures and videos or make lightsaber sounds activated with the built in motion sensor. They can record their voice and add Star Wars themed sound effects. These make it sound like they are one of their favourite characters. There is a micro USB cable for charging or uploading and downloading content. This is more than a toy, and it’s more than a watch. It’s just more, and your kids would love it.



That brings an end to our list of the best new Star Wars toys for kids. There is something here for everyone. Droids that double up as buddies, epic Lego Models and more. Whatever your price range, that Star Wars loving kid is in for a treat with any one of these awesome gifts.