One of my favorite holiday pastimes this month was the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. If you’re looking for more LEGO fun, then you may be interested in playing the Advent Calendar video game at Lego.com.
To get the fullest experience from this game, you’ll want to use the secret codes attached to each day’s box from the physical calendar – when peeling away each square, a code is printed on the bottom right-hand corner of the building instructions. These codes unlock characters and ships in the online game.
The game play is smooth and easy to grasp. Use the arrows to move your character and the spacebar to fire your weapon. It’s very reminiscent of the 16-bit Nintendo games like Mario Brothers. There graphics also run smoothly, so there’s no lag or buffering that Hasbro’s Fighter Pods online game suffered.
My favorite element of this game is playing with Jango Fett running around in a Santa Claus suit. You can still play this game online, even if you haven’t purchased the Advent Calendar – Jango is a default character and can be played with immediately – but entering codes to unlock other characters just enriches the experience.
The holiday season is upon us and retailers are prepping their aisles with Halloween and Christmas goodies.
You may roll your eyes at seeing Christmas products in stores already, but it’s the perfect time to grab stocking stuffer items – saving your money for the more pricey items later in the year.
Here’s a round-up of items available for pre-order or already available, which would make great gift ideas for the Boba Fett fans out there.
Enamel Boba Fett Keychain: If LEGO Star Wars isn’t your style, you may dig this enamel keychain featuring Boba Fett’s bucket. This is an officially licensed product, you can pick up from www.ThinkGeek.com for $4.99, and they also offer designs from Darth Vader and Stormtrooper to the Death Star and emblems for the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire. The enamel coloring is baked, so it won’t crack or peel and it measures about 2 inches by 2.5 inches in diameter.
LEGO Boba Fett LED Torch: The LEGO Boba Fett nightlight stands almost 8 inches tall with its base included, and features a 30-minute automatic shut off and a blaster rifle accessory. The light radiates from the figures feet – similar to the LEGO Boba Fett keychain that was released this summer. This is a fun accessory for any kids room, and the auto shut off ensures the item won’t eat through batteries or the light will keep them awake. This item will be in stock through www.bigbadtoystore.com this December and available for pre-order for $44.99 – if you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas.
Empire Strikes Back Can Hugger: Currently in stock at Entertainment Earth, party-goers may be interested in this Empire Strikes Back movie poster can hugger, featuring stylistic imagery of Boba Fett’s helmet, with Cloud City merging with his T-Visor. Available for $5.99, and with the holidays just around the corner, this makes for a great stocking stuffer for your friends and family that love both Star Wars and nice, cold adult beverages. The art is taken from artist Olly Moss.
Boba Fett Sunglasses: Entertainment Earth is offering new Boba Fett sunglasses, featuring Boba Fett iconography and a pop culture case – featuring comic book pop art and a slide out box. Honestly, the box is cooler than the sunglasses, but nonetheless, this item is currently sold out – but EE should get more in if demand is there. These glasses are going for $19.99.
Boba Fett Watch w/ Rubber Strap: I’m not big on watches, but the Boba Fett watch coming next year through Entertainment Earth is – stunning. At an affordable price of $29.99, the watch features a mean (in a good way) ink drawing of Boba Fett on the face and Japanese quartz movement. The green rubber strap is understated and is a nice, darker shade. This item is slated for January, so a little too late for stocking stuffer, but still worth a mention.
Star Wars Coaster w/ Tin: I’m big on using coasters. If you feel the same, then here’s a great item for your Geekcave – a set of Star Wars coasters that comes with a nice collector’s tin. The character art for this set is out of this world, and the tin is beautiful and can be multi-purposed for other needs – from keeping trading cards, or gaming dice or pieces, or just storing the coasters – obviously. Boba Fett is included in this set and $15.99 is a good price for such quality product. Another great stocking stuffer or mini-gift for your friends or family.
It’s not the end of summer yet, but we’ve caught a look at a few Boba Fett-oriented decorations for Christmas.
The first item comes from Kurt’s Adler – an officially licensed Boba Fett helmet light set. These bulbs are only for indoor use and would be perfect for your Star Wars or Mandalorian theme mini-tree. Good luck finding a retailer for this item though; I couldn’t locate a store within 100 miles of my city. You may have to hope to find these lights via the Internet.
Hallmark recently announced its Star Wars keepsake ornaments for 2014. Attendees at San Diego Comic Con received a first look at renderings of upcoming ornaments at the Hasbro booth. Note, these were just renderings – the actual items will not be one-dimensional as you see in the photo pictured right.
The company is releasing a LEGO Star Wars ornament of Boba Fett. I’ll definitely be picking up this ornament at my local Hallmark store, or online – whichever I find it first.
There will also be a Jango Fett ornament available, designed after his appearance in Attack of the Clones and standing 4.5’’ high and is slated to have a retail price of $14.95.
LEGO Boba Fett image is credited to RebelScum.com.