A Star Wars nut, are ya? It’s been a painful year so far, but for the die-hard Star Wars fan, here’s one day that you’d rejoice for the mandatory off from work – let your collection of figurines out for some fresh air, clean up the light saber, and spend your day lounging in Stormtrooper pyjamas, overwhelmed with nostalgia by binge-watching the movies until your fellow lockdown housemates are fed up of your Star Wars mania.
Here’s a list of things you can order to add to your collection of the special merch, while dreaming of a galaxy far, far away. May the Fourth be with you…
Baby Yoda (₹2,499)
While the mood is celebratory, let’s harness the power of the Force! Order up, coz we sure can’t wait to cuddle Baby Yoda. This officially licensed Star Wars Mandalorian merch comes wearing real fabric robes with a vinyl head and hands that look just like the real thing. Standing about 28cm tall, The Child is as real as it gets. Its squishy, squeezy body is baby energy at its best. It's full of child-like giggles and babbles, even sighs like a baby – with ears that move back and forth, and eyes that open and close. Essential squeezing for Mandalorian fans while awaiting Season 2, we insist!
Redwolf Backpack (₹1,199)
The past month has been crazy, to put it mildly. As much as you hated your everyday routine of college, office, and everything in-between, there’s now a sudden hollow which only that ranting, annoying colleague can fill. While you look forward to getting back to working from an actual office, no harm preparing for the big day with a cool new backpack in tow. Once back, this Star Wars Official R2D2 backpack is going to be talked about more than the lockdown itself. An original concept here by Redwolf, these 30L backpacks come with swappable skins. There’s loads of digitally printed designs to choose from, which can be attached to the same base bag and voila – you have a new design daily! It’s light, water resistant and even though currently there’s nowhere to go to, it’s your best ammunition once you step out into the real world.
Vaya Tyffyn (₹2,354)
While on your voyage to the far-away galaxy (read office) many weeks from today, show off your recently acquired culinary skills by packing a power lunch in your special Star Wars lunch set. While your colleagues take turns appreciating the lunch box and the exceptional meal you’ve packed in it, give yourself a silent pat on the back for availing the lockdown discount going on currently. While no one knows you’ve been sweating buckets polishing those culinary skills, the enviable looks you’ll get for the tiffin will be well worth it.
The Mandalorian on Disney+ Hotstar (VIP Subscription ₹1,499)
Disney+ arrives, and with it comes the first ever live action Star Wars series: The Mandalorian. Set in the period between the original trilogy and the latest batch of films, it stars Pedro Pascal as a bounty hunter contracted to protect a child who’s already been dubbed ‘Baby Yoda’ by smitten fans. If you like the idea of an episodic Western-style adventure set in a grittier Star Wars universe than we’ve seen thus far, this will surely be the highlight of your May the Fourth. You’ve surely watched Season 1 by now, but you’ll surely be left with the tune of I Own Nothing playing in your head after another binge-watching of the show finds its way into your day.
Lego Millenium Falcon Building Blocks (₹15,999)
Some of you might have purchased this mammoth commitment-of-a-Lego-set a while ago, but where was the time? Now that lockdown permits it, take a break from WFH on this day and spend it constructing the 7,541-piece Millenium Falcon and show your dedication as the ultimate fanboy (or girl). Jam-packed with details, this 83cm-long monster has two sets of minifigs to pop in the cockpit and more details that can drive you bonkers. If you’re planning to order but are scared for the level of commitment this takes, order the comparatively simpler 1,351-piece set that also has plenty of details: including a cargo area with two containers, navigation computer with rotating chair, couch and dejarik hologame table, galley, bunk, hidden smuggling compartment a hyperdrive with repair tools. That is sure to make a weekend of yours worth and even inspire some role-play while acting out scenes from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with the legendary Corellian freighter.