The force is strong with these toys. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Fox 40 in Sacramento to talk about the best Star Wars toys ahead of the release of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Get ready for the most lifelike BB-8 experience yet: Hero Droid BB-8.
  • The loyal astromech droid will delight collectors and kids with his impressive size—more than 16 inches tall—and built-in voice recognition technology.
  • Set Hero Droid BB-8 to “Follow Me” mode and it will roll beside fans just as loyally as it would follow Rey or Poe.
  • Additionally, users can control BB-8 with the enhanced two-stick remote via R/C control.
  • BB-8 also has the ability to come when called and reacts to key phrases and names from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $229.99 USD
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Play. Invent. For the first time ever, kids can create their own R2-D2 and bring him to life!
  • They’ll teach R2-D2 new tricks and take him on more than 20 missions with the free Droid Inventor app, then level-up their skills to design any Droid they can dream up.
  • The kit comes with  a littleBits motor, sensors, lights, stickers, and Droid part kids need to build and customize R2-D2 straight out of the box. Initial assembly is easy with step-by-step instructions, plus challenges to get creative building brand-new Droids.
  • The Droid has more than 8 modes and 10 authentic R2-D2 sounds, making it the perfect galactic sidekick.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.95
  • Available: Amazon, littleBits, Walmart


  • Kids can build the newest adventure in the Star Wars saga with First Order Star Destroyer and recreate scenes from the upcoming blockbuster, The Last Jedi.
  • Join Supreme Leader Snoke as he rules the galaxy aboard the mighty First Order Star Destroyer.
  • Fire the stud shooters to defeat enemy ships and then open the panels to play inside.
  • Ride the elevator to Snoke’s command center and issue orders to the mini hologram.
  • Give the fleet orders from the bridge, prepare for battle in the conference area, get the droids aboard and monitor the ship from the control room.
  • When kids are ready to move out, they can grab the handle on top and zoom into action at hyperspeed.
  • Build with more than 1,400 pieces!
  • Age: 9+
  • MSRP: $159.99
  • Available:  Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Straight out of the Star Wars Saga comes the JAKKS BIG-FIGS Star Wars: The Last Jedi action figures.
  • Each figure stands 18- to 20 inches tall and has seven or more points of articulation.
  • Some of the characters also come with soft goods, such as capes, and removable accessories.
  • Kids can collect Kylo Ren, Storm Trooper, Rey, or the Praetorian Guard.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon, Toys “R” Us



Star Wars Force Link Starter Set (HASBRO)

  • Feel the Force with the Force Link Starter Set, featuring new Force Link wearable technology, which allows fans to activate awesome features in more than 30 compatible Star Wars toys!
  • The Force Link technology unlocks an extensive collection of sounds, phrases, and lights with compatible figures, accessories, vehicles, and play sets.
  • Unleash the power of the Force with exclusive 3.75-inch Kylo Ren galaxy figure only available in the Starter Set, and bring him to life with distinct phrases and sounds from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Toys “R” Us



Star Wars: The Last Jedi Porg Electronic Plush (HASBRO)

  • Hasbro brings the cutest new creatures from the Star Wars universe to life!
  • Small, flat-muzzled avians that flock about the rocks and roost in the cliffs of Luke Skywalker’s secluded island, porgs are inquisitive creatures.
  • This waving, wadding, flapping, chattering electronic Porg plus is ultra soft, moves forward and turns, and includes porg sound effects – tweeting, chirping, and more!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Best Buy, Kmart, Target. Toys R Us, Walmart