Star Wars: Black Friday Haul – What Did You Find?
No. I didn’t get either of those. Hint, hint.
However, I did find a whole lot of smaller items, many of which will find their way into stockings and wrapping paper.
Star Wars Socks
The bane of many a child’s unwrapping existences, socks are now like comfort food for adult feet; a welcome respite from ratchet sets, flat head screwdrivers, and — yes — the dreaded coffee mug (shudder).
- For $15, Target had 15 days of Star Wars socks (going to my kids – haha).
- And, for that same $15, I found three different sets of socks at 5 Below.
- I also threw in a gorgeous — and wonderfully plain — Star Wars watch cap with the original logo. $5! You can see it in the top image on the page.
I bought more than these three “Doctor Aphra” issues, but the Doc is a great respite from the usual comic book fare from a galaxy far, far away. Far better than the regular Star Wars run (which just finished), Aphra is an awesome series set to conclude soon.
Regular readers of the title will no doubt love speculation that Doctor Aphra might make her way to the small screen via Disney+. These comics were $3.99 each.
Thanks to Tim and the gang at 1-Stop-Shop in Clinton, Mass. for having such a great inventory of Star Wars comics.
Unique LEGO Set
This isn’t your regular LEGO set. No way.
This gift box — named LEGO Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Galactic Missions — is available at Michaels. It comes with a Cloud City Security MINIFIG and a Cloud Car Microfighter. Also included is an idea book, full of Star Wars scenes and props you can probably make with blocks you have lying around the house.
Watch where you step (especially because the set is $24.99).
Book & Magazine
I am a sucker for checkout line commemoratives.
Newsweek recently published a “Star Wars: Celebrating the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga” commemorative magazine. At $12.99, what drew me to this was the vintage and behind the scenes pictures. Chances are good I won’t find any earth-shattering info in the prose, but as bathroom reading goes, I’m certain this magazine will do the trick.
However, the book — Ultimate Star Wars New Edition — was a solid pick up, and one that will sit next to my hard drive. Designed like the illustrated guides that many have been buying for some time, this canon-updating Star Wars encyclopedia is a necessity for anyone who wants to have any clue about what’s going on beyond the big screen.
Be warned, though: They update this sucker pretty much every other year and I am sure new info will become necessary down the line. But at less than $30 ($28 at Target), this is a sure-fire winner for any student of the Saga.
Cards & Mystery Box
Yes, I bought trading cards. Yes, they were $19.99 at Target. No, I am not proud of this purchase. But any chance to glimpse some scenes from The Rise of Skywalker, I’ll take.
Plus, I’ve been collecting Star Wars cards since, “Oh, before you were born.” So pipe down.
And I am equally ashamed of my $35 Star Wars Black Series Mystery Box purchase. HOWEVER, if I had someone to buy for and that someone loved Star Wars, getting a semi-unique figure, pin, hat, and comic book — not to mention the mystery of the whole thing — is pretty cool. I’m just sayin’.
This was the top of the heap for my boys. This is an official Star Wars, bolt action, seven-round, 90-mph Nerf rival, First Order Stormtrooper blaster.
And yes, my wife was displeased; and yes, one of my kids is destined to take one of the soft(ish) laser blast in the eye – no doubt on Christmas morning.
BTW: This was a steal for $40 at Best Buy (as it usually goes for around $85).
This one was pure luck and a happy coincidence. CVS is selling something called Galactic Battles.
And one of the sets looks to have a ship that looks conspicuously like one of my favorite ships from a pretty well-known Disney property. Whatever. I am making a pretty sharp looking starfighter for about $13 bucks.
Stay on target (or just head to CVS), my friends. #MTFBWY