You’ve read the predictions & theories. You’ve seen the countless TV spots and trailers. You’ve watched the entire existing 8 film saga, but The Force Awakens particularly 7 times (just me? okay). What else is left? The Last Jedi is out next week, and these are the essential items each Star Wars fan should have in their possession when it comes to opening day for Episode VIII.
In preparing myself for what has become an annual, magical tradition during the holiday season, I set out on a voyage to best prepare myself for the opening night of the film. Maybe you aren’t going opening night, or even opening weekend. That’s fine (though I think we should talk – it’s not you, it’s me). This guide is tailored to you, the fan.
You need a solid supporting article of clothing. What better way to achieve this than by wearing the classic logo? The logo for The Last Jedi is the first Star Wars movie to feature red lettering in “Star Wars,” as opposed to the traditional yellow. Amazon has a number of vendors that sell this, but the link we listed is Prime eligible, which means free shipping. I went for the classic red on black, but you have your choice of different colored shirts depending on the size you need.
You just saw The Last Jedi. You can’t comprehend the amazingly epic feat you just saw. It was 2 hours and 45 minutes of glory. What do you listen to on the way home? Look no further than the work of legendary film composer John Williams, who has been at the helm for every Star Wars movie except for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. His work on The Force Awakens is my favorite of all time, and I am willing to bet that The Last Jedi’s score will rival it. Williams will be 86 in February and shows no signs of slowing down, with one of the sharpest, most brilliant minds to ever conduct. Amazon features a pre-order price guarantee and lists this as Prime eligible. The best part? You can listen to the album on 12/15, as orders for the physical copy are guaranteed to arrive that day.
You’ve seen the movie, and you can’t get enough of the lore, facts, and Easter eggs hidden within. What’s the backstory on that planet? What’s the name of that character? You’ll never get a better look inside the Star Wars universe than with DK’s Visual Dictionary. These have been published since the original Star Wars Trilogy, and scribe Pablo Hidalgo is the real deal when it comes to Star Wars lore. As of the publishing of this article, the price on Amazon is $14.20, which is an absolute steal. The suggested retail value of The Force Awakens’ Visual Dictionary was $28.99. Nab this while you can!
These items are an absolute necessity for any Star Wars fan. Not to mention, they make for wonderful Christmas gifts. I can’t wait to get my hands on these, let alone see the movie in T-minus 9 days. Are there any items you’d add? Tell me in the comments below!
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Josiah LeRoy is The Geekiverse’s version of Pablo Hidalgo. Well, he’s trying to be, at least. Do or do not, there is no try.
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